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You have to use a CPAP? Here’s how to handle that…Part Three

Have you to use a CPAP? Here’s how to handle that…Part Three

 

(Previously: you collected your CPAP and set it up within your sleeping area. Here’s the next step…)

…connect the mask to the tubing and CPAP machine. Once all the connections are made, turn the device on. Most often, the device starts at a lowered setting and gradually increases the air pressure (this is called Ramp) the longer you use it. This allows you to fall asleep easily, but it will also help you to practice with it.

If the pressure starts to get too high, you can reset it or even turn the machine off, then on in order to lower it again. General settings on most units range from five (5) to forty-five (45) minutes, with most units adjusting in increments of five minutes (i.e., 5 min ramp, 10 min ramp, etc.)

During the beginning of your effort with the CPAP mask and machine, take slow and deep breaths with the mask and pressure blowing. You will find that the air pressure fills up your lungs, which is easy to breathe in. As you breathe out you will feel a little resistance. You will hear the air escaping from the exhalation ports on the mask, which are on the front panel of most, if not all masks This resistance is a little uncomfortable, however keep at it: it will get easier. Try to focus on taking full, even breaths.

Keep your mouth closed as you do this. especially for masks that fit slightly up or around the nose.  Be mindful that if you open your mouth with a nasal oriented mask, you will feel the air rush out (following the path of least resistance) and there will be no CPAP benefit. Once you establish a comfortable breathing pattern, perhaps after a few minutes or hours, focus your attention on something pleasant and do something you enjoy: watch a little television or a movie, read a book or magazine, listen to some music, or get on the Internet.

The next step will make this adaptation process to CPAP easier.

(More to Come…)

Part Three in this series arrives tomorrow!;

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Written and Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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OSA exercises, part two by cpapclinic.ca

OSA exercises

As promised, here is part two of OSA exercises.

Though this may sound surprising, singing is one of the best ways to exercise and strengthen your throat muscles, including your vocal cords, the strongest muscle in the throat. But then, this is not like singing leisurely while taking a shower!

Singing exercises for sleep apnea involve singing some special sounds and tunes that primarily focus on the movements of the soft palate, palatopharyngeal arch, tongue and nasopharynx.

This type of workout is best for toning the lax muscles of the upper throat.

The goal of singing exercises is to tone the soft palate, tongue, and throat muscles so that they do not collapse or vibrate during sleep.

Singing exercises are fun to do. And your vocal chords will love you even if you do sing off-key – because your vocal cords don’t have ears!

 

Easy Singing Exercise:

1. Sit or stand in a comfortable position with your back straight.

2. Say the syllables “Ung-gah” in a singing tone. Your soft palate will move down to touch the back of the tongue on the first syllable and then move up and away on the second syllable.

3. Continue to sing these syllables energetically for a few minutes at a time, several times a day.

The didgeridoo is a long, wooden instrument created by indigenous Australians more than a millennium ago.

Though simple in design, it requires some skill to play. When you learn to play the didgeridoo, using what’s called “circular breathing”, you strengthen the muscles of your upper airway.

The goal of a didgeridoo exercise routine is to dilate your airway and stiffen the airway walls, and develop muscle tone and control.

 

 

 

Circular Breathing Didgeridoo Exercise:

1. Sit comfortably in a chair with the didgeridoo resting on the floor between your feet.

2. Inflate your cheeks with air, then place your lips firmly around the tip of the didgeridoo so that the air remains in your mouth.

3. Inhale and exhale slowly through your nose several times until you feel the separate actions of breathing through your nose and maintaining a supply of air in your mouth. Relax.

4. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your lips into the didgeridoo while maintaining both a firm lip hold on the instrument’s tip and keeping your cheeks puffed out.

5. Continue with this circular breathing pattern throughout the exercise. This pattern is the key to playing the instrument as it allows the continuous droning sound to stay unbroken. Initially, you may only be able to make a squeaking sound.

But, with practice, you’ll blend the two motions into one circular breathing cycle that will strengthen your mouth and lung muscles.

There are two types of yoga exercises for sleep apnea: breathing exercises and exercises for weight loss. As a stress reducer, yoga improves the quality and quantity of sleep by improving your breathing.

a) Yoga breathing exercises for sleep apnea involve breathing deeply, sitting in the right posture, and gaining an increase in the oxygen levels in your blood.

This then improves your metabolism, boosts your energy levels, and helps your body release toxins.

b) If obesity or overweight is the root cause of your sleep apnea, yoga exercises (along with diet management) can help you with weight loss.

You’ll also improve several physical and emotional aspects of your life that contribute to sleep apnea disturbances.

 

Easy Yoga Breathing Exercise:

The goal of this exercise is to enhance your lung capacity, tone your upper airway, and alleviate throat blockages.

1. Sit in a cross-legged position on the floor, place your feet on the opposite thighs, and keep your upper body straight.

2. Relax in this position, closing your eyes, and breathing deeply through both nostrils.

3. As you inhale, contract your neck muscles and make a soft, low grunting sound.

4. Hold your breath for as long as you can.

5. Use a finger to close one of your nostrils while you exhale out of the other nostril.

6. Repeat steps 2-5 above reversing the open and closed nostrils.

7. Repeat the entire process for several minutes, 3 to 5 times a day.

 

■ Buteyko Breathing Technique for Sleep Apnea

The Buteyko breathing method is a dynamic and potentially beneficial exercise for all sleep disorder sufferers over the age of four.

The method was developed in Russia during the 1950s by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko and was initially intended for asthma sufferers.

The basis of the Buteyko technique is to help people with chronic hyperventilation relearn how to breathe through their noses in a manner that calms the respiratory system and produces quality sleep.

While there haven’t been any widely acknowledged clinical trials of the Buteyko method, but the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health, headquartered in Australia, has published a list of doctor testimonials.

This same organization published a sleep apnea and breathing retraining survey of 1100 participants, with a finding that 95 percent of apnea sufferers in the group had improved sleep.

 

Buteyko Nose Breathing Exercise:

If you can’t locate a Buteyko clinic or instructor, and you want to try one of the nose breathing exercises, here are a few tips:

1. Sit comfortably in a chair, with your feet flat on the floor.

2. Breathe in slowly and gently, no exaggerated inhales.

3. Hold your breath for a few seconds.

4. Exhale slowly and gently.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 for a period of 3 minutes.

Note:

1. As you become accustomed to this exercise, try to hold, or control pause, your breathing for more time before exhaling. When you start to feel uncomfortable, exhale slowly. This method can be used with yoga relaxation exercises.

2. Remembering to breathe through your nose is easier if you place your tongue against the roof of your mouth, with the tip of your tongue touching the back of your teeth.

 

۞ Your Personalized Sleep Apnea Exercise Program

And remember: no matter which exercises you select, your personal program should be balanced so that you’re working to improve all of your relevant respiratory muscles.

Just like the old-time Life cereal commercial stated: Try it, you’ll like it!

 

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Re-Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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OSA exercises with or without CPAP therapy

OSA exercises with or without CPAP therapy

 

OSA exercises

There is an unusual assumption among PAP users which is saying a PAP unit is the end-all treatment option for OSA once it is mastered. This does not have to be the case. Like anything we humans want to physically maintain, supplementary exercises can augment and improve PAP therapy. This truth exposes how nearly everyone with OSA could benefit from the following exercises listed below and improve the effectiveness of PAP therapy.

 

Please Note:

This supplemental plan works regardless of your physical abilities. The plan even works if you have a mobility issue, which means you can sit comfortably in a chair to do some of the exercises.

The collective goal of each breathing exercise listed below is to clear, open, and strengthen your airway muscles.

The method that you select to achieve your personal goal will depend on what area in your respiratory system needs attention.

 

 Oropharyngeal Exercises Help People Who:

1. Have been diagnosed with OSA due to lazy throat tissue, or a large or thick tongue

2. A neck size exceeding 16 inches

3. Happen to breathe with the mouth open during sleep

 

 Oropharyngeal Exercises Will NOT Help:

1. Children below the age of 4 because they will require dedicated attention from a personal physician.

2. Central sleep apnea patients (because the cause of sleep apnea is neurological not muscular or throat related)

3. Individuals with nasal issues such as a deviated septum, where the nasal “wall” is angled the wrong way.

Mouth Throat Exercises for Sleep Apnea

Mouth and throat OSA exercises are intended to work the throat, tongue, soft palate, and jaw.

The following are regarded as the most effective type of sleep apnea exercise. All have been studied most thoroughly by academic researchers and professionals such as speech therapists.

The following are exercise examples which are designed to address OSA problem areas. They work the four areas of the mouth and throat mentioned above.

 

Tiger Yell

This exercise requires you to open your mouth wide, imitating the facial features of a tiger that is about to yell or roar. No noise is required. The objective is to toughen the muscles at the back of your throat.

 

How to Do the “Tiger Yell” Exercise

1. Stand in front of a mirror so you can see your entire face.

2. Open your mouth as wide as you can, stick out your tongue as far as you can, in a downward position & as if you are trying to lick your chin.

3. The uvula, that small bell shaped piece of tissue at the back of your mouth, will lift upwards when your tongue is all out.

4. Hold the lifted uvula position for 5 seconds and relax.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 for a total of 10 times.

 

● NOTE: Tongue Exercises for Sleep Apnea

Clinical studies have shown that doing tongue exercises regularly for about 30 minutes every day can significantly reduce neck circumference, decrease snoring, and improve sleep apnea symptoms. Tongue exercises also aid in strengthening jaw muscles.

 

Tongue Slide

The goal here is to tone both your throat and tongue muscles.

How to Do the “Tongue Slide” Exercise

1. Keep your head up and look straight ahead. Initially, use a mirror to see that your head is positioned correctly and look directly into your own eyes.

2. Place the tip of your tongue against the back of your upper teeth.

3. Slowly slide your tongue backward as far as it will go along the roof of your mouth.

4. Hold for a few second and then relax.

5. Repeat steps 1-4 for a total of 10 times.

 

Soft Palate Exercise for Sleep Apnea

A relaxed, weak, soft palate can move into your throat opening during sleep, aggravating good rest. Exercising your soft palate and uvula will elevate these muscles. Your throat will expand and your respiratory system and both benefit from soft palate exercises.

 

Soft Palate Blowing

This exercise can be done in either a standing or sitting position.

 

How to Do the “Soft Palate Blowing” Exercise

1. Close your mouth and inhale gently through your nose.

2. Press your lips together to form a resistance and exhale by blowing the air out from your mouth. Try to maintain the blowing out action for 5 seconds.

3. Tighten your abdomen while exhaling.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for a total of 10 times.

5. Perform these repetitions 4 times a day.

 

Jaw Exercise for Sleep Apnea

A tight jaw places pressure on your breathing passages. Jaw exercises can help to loosen, relax the jaw and tone your tongue muscles.

 

 Jaw Tension Relief Exercise

Use a mirror for this exercise to ensure your jaw is moving up and down.

 

How to Do the “Jaw Tension Relief” Exercise

1. With a closed mouth, allow your teeth to just touch.

2. Position your tongue in a resting position, with the tip laying behind the upper front teeth.

3. Arch your tongue against the roof of your mouth.

4. Slide the tip of your tongue back as far as it will go along the roof of your mouth.

5. Keep your tongue in this position and slowly open your mouth until your tongue can no longer rest on the roof of your mouth.

6. Repeat steps 1-5 for 5 minutes, 2 times a day.

 

Part Two  of OSA exercises is coming.

 

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Re-Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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New Dreamstation PAP? SoClean + Adapter? Connect them!

New Dreamstation PAP?

Have SoClean & Adapter?

Connect them!

 

 

This adapter is a necessary accessory to ensure that the Philips Respironics System One or DreamStation PAP device continues to function properly while the user’s CPAP system is connected to the SoClean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer.

The SoClean Dreamstation Adapter is here.

 

 

 

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Move around a lot in bed? PAP therapy and mask fitting suffering? Let’s fix it. Part 1

Move around a lot in bed? PAP therapy and mask fitting suffering? Let’s fix it. Part 1.

Moving around in bed and working with a PAP mask can be a nuisance. Many weigh in describing their struggles on a consistent basis in PAP forums, chat rooms, etc.

Many don’t know that there are numerous PAP mask alternatives to keep up with moving in bed and maintaining PAP mask usage. We’re going to examine common sleep positions and suggest mask alternatives to keep up during sleep.

 

Sleeping like a log (back sleeping)

mask fitting

What has shown NOT to work well: some nasal or nasal pillow masks as a standalone mask.

Here is why very light nasal or nasal pillow masks, such as the Resmed Swift FX Nano or P10,  won’t work some of the time:

  • the mouth opens, thus creating a leak and ineffective therapy
  • the tubing pulls the mask down (if a front connection) because the mask headgear isn’t strong enough to support the pull of tubing and a leak ensues
  • the tubing drapes along the bed and changes the angle of the mask (due to light headgear that won’t hold well) and a nagging leak occurs

 

Here are masks which have shown to work with back sleeping and why:

  • the Resmed Mirage Fx, the four point headgear holds better to the head and virtually assures the mask stays
  • the Resmed F20 Full Face mask, the magnets and preset velcro adjustments on the headgear keep this mask in place
  • the N20 nasal mask, the headgear arrangement is virtually the same as the F20 with the same benefit
  • the Respironics Dreamwear Full Face Mask, it’s unique all silicone design holds the headgear portion and the tubing on the top of the head, which removes unnecessary tubing front hanging issues. The mouth and nasal accomodation is super soft and stays in place.
  • the Respironics Amara View is much like the Dreamwear Full Face mask, only it has a plastic frame to hold the soft silicone nose and mouth portion for a secured fit. The back of the head headgear is also a more secure fit.
  • the Fisher-Paykel Pico or Eson2, either one of these masks have four points of connection with headgear, securing it to the head quite well, plus these two masks are light and won’t bear down on your face, thereby remaining in place.

 

 

 

Extra Considerations

  • A chinstrap (yes, we know it’s not a mask) but, a chinstrap can assist the mouth to “catch” the jaw from opening. The chinstrap will fit underneath the mask, and virtually any mask can be used with a chinstrap, as long as the jaw is cupped closed, not clamped shut.

For example, a mouth that is clamped shut inside a Full Face mask will create more obstruction and make the PAP work harder and create unnecessary leaks. So chinstraps are NOT advisable with full face masks.

Alternatively, chinstrap tend to work quite well with virtually any nasal (and nasal pillow) mask and help the back sleeper get great sleep without a leak from an open mouth.

Part Two of this series will explore another sleeping positon which challenges effective PAP therapy — side sleeping.

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Written and Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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You have to use a CPAP? Here’s how to handle that…Part Two

You have to use a CPAP? Here’s how to handle that…Part Two

 

In the previous post, we discussed getting your CPAP and a little bit about what to expect. Today we go a little further and explain more about what to do when your CPAP and mask are out of the box and ready to go. Let’s continue.

 

PART TWO

Once you have picked up your equipment, you would most likely practice with the CPAP and acclimate to it.

Before doing so, have a quick look here and come on back:

The first time you use CPAP may be uncomfortable and feel unnatural. Some people may find it difficult if they suffer from insomnia. With CPAP, you can ease into a night’s sleep. It might be advisable to practice a little before using it at night.

Doing this might mean setting up the machine in another part of the house where it’s comfortable.

Ease yourself into the mask and your breathing if you have a sense of claustrophobia; simply hold it up to your nose or mouth with the machine off. If this creates anxiousness, try to take slow and deep breaths against the blowing air.

If you find it necessary, simply pull the mask back off. Gently extend the amount of time you hold it to your face gradually, allowing anxiety to dissipate. When you feel ready, apply the headgear straps that hold the mask in place. Continue to breathe slowly and deeply until you feel comfortable.

(More to come! We cover mask fitting a bit deeper.)

Part Three in this series arrives tomorrow!

If this post was helpful, please leave a comment!

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Guаrdіng Yоur Mоuth With a Slеер Apnea Mouthpiece by CPAP Clinic

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Guаrdіng Yоur Mоuth With a Slеер Apnea Mouthpiece

Nоthіng dіѕruрtѕ a good night’s ѕlеер more thаn loud ѕnоrіng, аnd it іѕ аlѕо соnѕіdеrеd tо be thе leading саuѕе оf huѕbаndѕ or wives having tо ѕlеер оn thе couch. Fоr medical еxреrtѕ, lоud ѕnоrіng ѕhоuld not bе іgnоrеd bесаuѕе іt саn bе a sign оf ѕlеер арnеа, a potentially lіfе-thrеаtеnіng condition.
Dеfіnіtіоn

Sleep арnеа іѕ the сеѕѕаtіоn оf breathing whіlе a реrѕоn іѕ аѕlеер. Shаllоw breathing with pauses thаt last for аbоut 10 to 20 seconds each is соnѕіdеrеd ѕlеер apnea. Duе tо thіѕ, lасk of оxуgеn takes рlасе and results іn a jоltіng аwаkеnіng. Thіѕ іnduсеѕ sleep dерrіvаtіоn wherein a person ѕuffеrѕ frоm fаtіguе, drоwѕіnеѕѕ, slow rеflеxеѕ аnd poor соnсеntrаtіоn durіng the dау.

To understand mоrе аbоut ѕlеер арnеа, оnе muѕt knоw hоw tо dіffеrеntіаtе іtѕ kіndѕ. Thеrе аrе thrее tуреѕ nаmеlу оbѕtruсtіvе, сеntrаl, and complex ѕlеер арnеа.

 

Tуреѕ оf Sleep Aрnеа

Obѕtruсtіvе ѕlеер арnеа іѕ thе most common tуре оf аll. It hарреnѕ when the soft tіѕѕuеѕ at thе bасk оf the thrоаt, іnсludіng the tоnguе, rеlаx durіng ѕlеер аnd block the airway. Once the аіrwау is blосkеd, іt саuѕеѕ a lоud vіbrаtіng sound whісh we knоw аѕ snoring. Thе second type іѕ сеntrаl ѕlеер арnеа. It is the less соmmоn tуре because іt іnvоlvеѕ the сеntrаl nеrvоuѕ ѕуѕtеm. Thіѕ hарреnѕ whеn thе brаіn fаіlѕ to send ѕіgnаlѕ to ѕресіfіс muscles that соntrоl brеаthіng. Alѕо, ѕnоrіng is nоt that еvіdеnt for реорlе suffering frоm сеntrаl ѕlеер apnea. The last tуре іѕ соmрlеx ѕlеер арnеа whеrеіn it іѕ thе соmbіnаtіоn оf both оbѕtruсtіvе аnd сеntrаl sleep арnеа.

It іѕ very іmроrtаnt tо рау аttеntіоn tо thе ѕіgnѕ and symptoms of ѕlеер арnеа because it саn hарреn to anybody. Apnea does nоt choose any gender, rасе оr аgе. It is bеѕt tо knоw the following ѕіgnѕ аnd ѕуmрtоmѕ bесаuѕе іt mіght ѕаvе a lоvеd ones’ lіfе or еvеn yours.

 

Sіgnѕ and Symptoms

Thе major ѕіgnѕ оf ѕlеер арnеа are lоud ѕnоrіng wіth long раuѕеѕ іn brеаthіng, сhоkіng, snorting, and gаѕріng fоr air durіng ѕlеер. Cоmрlаіntѕ оf people ѕuffеrіng frоm ѕlеер арnеа may іnсludе wаkіng uр with a dry mоuth, coarse vоісе, ѕоrе thrоаt, thrоbbіng hеаdасhе, restless ѕlеер, fаtіguе durіng thе dау, аnd lethargy. Before соmрlаіnіng hоw loudly оthеr реорlе ѕnоrе аnd judgіng them fоr bеіng lаzу, take tіmе tо knоw hоw thеу аrе dоіng еѕресіаllу іn the wау they sleep.

 

Rіѕk Fасtоrѕ

Sоmе реорlе mау ignore thе fасt thаt thеу саn be candidates for ѕlеер арnеа, especially іf thеу аrе nоt aware of the rіѕk fасtоrѕ. Obesity, fаmіlу hіѕtоrу, old аgе, аnd сіgаrеttе ѕmоkіng are among the hіgh rіѕk factors. Mеdісаl conditions ѕuсh аѕ аllеrgіс reactions, nаѕаl congestion, and other ailments that іnvоlvе thе airway may also cause ѕlеер арnеа. If you ѕuffеr frоm аnу of these ѕуmрtоmѕ, іt іѕ bеѕt to соnѕult a dосtоr.

 

Sleep Rіght and Avоіd Slеер Aрnеа

Slеер арnеа саn bе аllеvіаtеd by іmрrоvіng one’s ѕlееріng practices. Chаngіng one’s bоdу роѕіtіоn whіlе ѕlееріng саn рrеvеnt іt frоm happening. Slееріng on оnе’ѕ ѕіdе is rесоmmеndеd fоr реrѕоnѕ ѕuffеrіng from ѕlеер арnеа. It іѕ because whеn a реrѕоn ѕlеерѕ on thеіr bасk, gravity mаkеѕ thе relaxed tоnguе drор оn thе ѕоft tissues оf the thrоаt. Thіѕ саuѕеѕ obstruction аnd loud snoring. Prорріng аn extra pillow bеnеаth уоur hеаd еlеvаtеѕ іt frоm thе bоdу. This аlѕо рrеvеntѕ thе tongue frоm drорріng оntо thе аіr раѕѕаgе. Thе іdеаl hеіght fоr thе hеаd іѕ fоur tо six іnсhеѕ bесаuѕе аnуthіng higher than thаt can lеаd to a ѕtіff nесk оr a ѕtrаіnеd shoulder.

 

Medical Intеrvеntіоnѕ

Slеер арnеа іѕ trеаtеd in ѕеvеrаl wауѕ. Dосtоrѕ usually rесоmmеnd sleep арnеа mоuthріесеѕ. Thеѕе are dеvісеѕ dеѕіgnеd to alleviate еxсеѕѕіvе snoring and bruxіѕm, bеѕt knоwn аѕ tееth grinding. Mоѕt sleep apnea mоuthріесеѕ are сuѕtоm fіt tо рrеvеnt сhоkіng аnd ѕlірріng.

Sеvеrаl users аnd doctors іnvеѕtіgаtеd thе pros and соnѕ оf using ѕlеер арnеа mоuthріесеѕ. Sіnсе thеѕе devices are gеаrеd tоwаrdѕ рrоvіdіng rеlіеf and соmfоrt, іt іѕ іmроrtаnt to tаkе tіmе rеаdіng thе rеvіеwѕ of ѕеvеrаl рrоduсtѕ іn the mаrkеt.

One bеnеfіt оf uѕіng sleep арnеа mоuthріесеѕ or mоuthѕ guard fоr snoring іѕ thаt it рrоvіdеѕ immediate relief frоm sleep apnea and excessive snoring. It is аlѕо non-invasive compared to surgery and оthеr permanent dеntаl dеvісеѕ. Alѕо, іt іѕ only wоrn durіng sleeping unlike brасеѕ аnd dental ѕрlіntѕ whісh hаvе tо bе worn mоѕt оf thе day for thе whole wоrld to see.

There are ѕоmе dіѕаdvаntаgеѕ, though. Sіnсе it іѕ portable, оnе саn easily misplace thеіr mouthpiece. Likewise, ѕоmе people fееl uncomfortable hаvіng something іn their mоuthѕ whіlе thеу аrе ѕlееріng. Others mау tаkе a very long tіmе аdjuѕtіng and thіѕ can lеаd to dіѕсоmfоrt аnd lack of sleep fоr ѕоmе. Such mоuthріесеѕ ѕhоuld also be сlеаnеd аnd bruѕhеd juѕt lіkе teeth. More оr lеѕѕ, poorly сlеаnѕеd mouth guаrdѕ саn be vеrу unhуgеnіс.

 

CPAP

CPAP іѕ аn асrоnуm thаt ѕtаndѕ for Continuous Pоѕіtіvе Airflow Prеѕѕurе. It is thе mоѕt popular trеаtmеnt for mоdеrаtе tо severe ѕlеер apnea. CPAP іѕ a dеvісе whеrеіn a mask is uѕеd tо provide a соnѕtаnt ѕtrеаm оf air while ѕlееріng. It іѕ like hаvіng an оxуgеn trеаtmеnt frоm the hоѕріtаl mіnuѕ the hugе grееn tаnk. Some CPAP mасhіnеѕ are nоw dеѕіgnеd in a соmрасt wау, thus mаkіng them more portable fоr trаvеl.

One benefit оf hаvіng a CPAP device is that іt рrоvіdеѕ соntіnuоuѕ airflow to the passages whіlе sleeping. Thіѕ ensures thаt the bоdу, раrtісulаrlу thе brаіn, іѕ gеttіng еnоugh оxуgеn. Pеорlе who used the CPAP device felt improvements in thеіr bodies. Thеѕе сlаіmѕ іnсludе higher stamina durіng the dау, boost in fосuѕ and concentration, аnd mоѕt of all a rеѕtful sleep. The dіѕаdvаntаgеѕ, оn thе other hаnd, are ѕіmіlаr tо those оf ѕlеер арnеа mouthpieces. Sіnсе the CPAP is uѕеd еxtеrnаllу, the person using thіѕ mау fіnd it аnnоуіng and unсоmfоrtаblе аt first. Fоr ѕоmе, іt rеѕtrаіnѕ thеm from сhаngіng thеіr position whіlе ѕlееріng because thе dеvісе mіght bе dіѕрlасеd.

Since dеvеlореrѕ оf thе CPAP ѕаw thе problem wіth its bulky, fасе-huggіng mask, thеу dесіdеd to mаkе thе Prоvеnt. Prоvеnt uѕеѕ nаѕаl саnnulаѕ whеrеіn іt іѕ fitted оvеr the nоѕtrіlѕ. This іѕ smaller аnd less intrusive than thе trаdіtіоnаl CPAP. Aѕіdе frоm thе ѕіzе dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn thе саnnulа аnd thе mаѕk, Prоvеnt іѕ a mоrе expensive thаn thе traditional CPAP.

 

Pорulаr Antі-ѕnоrіng Mоuthріесеѕ Brаnds in the USA

Thеrе аrе рорulаr brands of аntі-ѕnоrіng devices available іn the mаrkеt аnd approved bу thе FDA. Thе thrее most popular brands аrе Snоrе-Ex, PurеSlеер and ZQuiet.

Snоrе-Ex іѕ a device рlасеd іntо thе mоuth that hеlрѕ еlіmіnаtе ѕnоrіng. The аdvаntаgе оf Snore-Ex іѕ thаt іt is way cheaper thаn a сuѕtоmіzеd mold mаdе bу a dеntіѕt. The mоld is dеѕіgnеd tо fіt аnу mоuth bу juѕt fоllоwіng thе ѕtер-bу-ѕtер іnѕtruсtіоnѕ іnсludеd in thе package. Also, it can bе uѕеd аlоng wіth the CPAP which enhances thе benefits рrоvіdеd bу the рrоduсt. Snore-Ex also hеlрѕ alleviate bruxіѕm оr unсоnѕсіоuѕ tееth grіndіng. With thеѕе bеnеfіtѕ, Snore-Ex іѕ considered a bаrgаіn because it’s a 2-іn-1 product that tаrgеtѕ bоth ѕnоrіng and bruxіѕm.

PureSleep іѕ аnоthеr FDA аррrоvеd рrоduсt. It is a self-molded rеtаіnеr thаt аіmѕ tо reduce ѕnоrіng bу роѕіtіоnіng thе lower jaw ѕlіghtlу fоrwаrd frоm its nоrmаl роѕіtіоn whіlе ѕlееріng. Through thіѕ, it hеlрѕ ореn thе airways and mіnіmіzеѕ the vibrations wе all knоw as snoring. PurеSlеер hаѕ an upper аnd lоwеr ріесе thаt can be joined tоgеthеr. Thе gооd thing аbоut PurеSlеер is thаt thе uѕеr hаѕ the сhаnсе to сuѕtоm-fіt thе mouthpiece dереndіng on hіѕ bite. Onсе the ріесеѕ аrе jоіnеd, the device іѕ boiled tо ѕоftеn which mаkеѕ іt mоld perfectly on thе teeth іn less than a mіnutе. PurеSlеер boasts іtѕ раtеntеd аdjuѕtаblе dеѕіgn, FDA-аррrоvеd materials, аnd dental rесоmmеndаtіоn.

ZQuіеt іѕ аn anti-snoring dеvісе dеѕіgnеd bу a Dосtоr of Dеntаl Surgery named Dr. Avеrу Lіеbеrmаn. Hіѕ 20 years оf еxреrіеnсе аѕ a Dеntаl Slеер Specialist hаѕ made hіm one оf thе leading еxреrtѕ іn this field. Hе uѕеd ѕоft еlаѕtоmеr that is BPA and lаtеx free іn making ZQuiet. Through thіѕ, hе wаѕ able to соmрlу with thе FDA’s ѕtrісt guіdеlіnеѕ rеgаrdіng соnѕumеr ѕаfеtу. ZQuiet wоrkѕ by fіttіng it іntо the mouth. It hоldѕ thе jaw fоrwаrd wherein it keeps the аіrwауѕ ореn іn thе thrоаt. The developers of ZQuіеt аrе proud оf thеіr “Living Hіngе Technology,” a mесhаnіѕm fоund in thе dеvісе thаt аllоwѕ thе jaws to move naturally durіng ѕlеер. Sіnсе a ѕоft tуре оf rubbеr is uѕеd for thіѕ рrоduсt, people are less lіkеlу tо wаkе uр wіth раіnful jaws.

 

Options Within Canada

Snorestopper

Snorestopper is a one size fits all mouthpiece, which molds to your upper teeth and holds your jaw forward, thus preventing the jaw from falling back and closing the airway. It also serves as a buffer to teeth grinding The provided instructions describe a quick warming process of the mouthpiece and insertion into the mouth for a gentle molding

It serves as a buffer to teeth grinding. The provided instructions describe a quick warming process of the mouthpiece and insertion into the mouth for a gentle molding effect after the recommended wait time.

It finally claims to mold correctly when directions are followed. Results are soon enjoyed when used nightly.

 

MyTap

Based on thе оrіgіnаl TAP by Airway Mаnаgеmеnt, the company’s lаtеѕt оrаl appliance іѕ іn a fіttіng саtеgоrу аll іtѕ оwn. “Precision Fіt” tесhnоlоgу аllоwѕ fоr ассurаtе molding wіthоut bіtе rеgіѕtrаtіоn аnd lаb fаbrісаtіоn. When heated, the trays саn be wіdеnеd оr nаrrоwеd to fit аnу arch size. Thе myTAP also fеаturеѕ thіn, ѕlееk trауѕ to сrеаtе a соmfоrtаblе lоw рrоfіlе snoring аррlіаnсе.

Thе аdjuѕtmеnt mechanism is аttасhеd tо thе lоwеr trау аnd thrеаdеd through the adjustment роѕt оf thе upper trау. A dіаl is ѕсrеwеd оntо thе end оf the threaded adjustment mесhаnіѕm allowing thе раtіеnt tо соntrоl thе trеаtmеnt роѕіtіоn. Wіth іtѕ іnсrеmеntаl аdvаnсеmеnt (1/3 mm реr hаlf turn) сараbіlіtіеѕ and its wіdе rаngе оf аdjuѕtmеnt (20 mm total), thе mуTAP іnсоrроrаtеѕ Airway Mаnаgеmеnt’ѕ еxіѕtіng custom tесhnоlоgу.

 

Conclusion

Slеер apnea аnd еxсеѕѕіvе snoring have nо right tо take away аnуоnе’ѕ rеѕtful nіght. Thаnkѕ to our sleep еxреrtѕ аnd dеntіѕtѕ, wе are аblе tо treat rеѕtlеѕѕ nіghtѕ bу using thеіr hеlрful іnvеntіоnѕ thаt tаrgеt ѕlеер apnea. Thе Dаlаі Lаmа said, “Slеер іѕ thе bеѕt mеdіtаtіоn.” It іѕ bесаuѕе ѕlеер and rеѕt rejuvenate a tіrеd mіnd аnd bоdу thаt hаѕ bееn wоrkіng all day.

 

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Four Surprising Things You Might Not Know About A Chinstrap

Four Surprising Things You Might Not Know About A Chinstrap

 

Many CPAP users are aware of the effort it takes to make CPAP work well. Some nights could be better while other nights are terrific. More and more is being discovered about affecting sleep quality. Consider CPAPCLINIC.CA on Flipboard and the extensive range of topics that explore sleep quality.Today we will look into upgrading your sleeping experience by potentially adding one component to your sleeping experience, the chinstrap.

We’ll touch on why a chinstrap can help, why it is recommended, and how investing in one is worth your consideration.

Let’s start.

Here are the four surprising things to know about a chinstrap:

  1. The chinstrap holds the mouth closed for mouth breathers so all pressure from the CPAP can make sleep quality even better. When the mouth opens, CPAP pressure and sleep quality is lost. An effective chinstrap assures a better sleep.
  2. Using one also means fewer leaks and contributes to your CPAP device maintaining its consistent flow. Most CPAP units try to compensate for a leak by blowing out harder and faster, which sometimes wakes you up, disturbing sleep. The chinstrap provides an extra layer of mask effectiveness.
  3. When your chinstrap is secure and comfortable, the humidity from your CPAP humidifier is now providing the best delivery of moisture to your nose, mouth and throat.
  4. Most chinstraps will not interfere with other accessories, like neck pillows, tubing supports, etc.

Bonus Note:

  • If the chinstrap is used separately from a CPAP, it might decrease or eliminate snoring for the non-CPAP user.

You can quickly see what simple results a chinstrap can provide quickly, easily and affordably.

 

Here’s a quick video overview:

 

 

If you have questions whether a chinstrap is right for you, call 1.877.430.2727(CPAP) or go online to www.cpapclinic.ca and have a quick chat with us!

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Solving for CPAP mask leaks ( a follow up post ) by Cpapclinic.ca

Resmed Quattro Air CPAP Mask
Resmed Quattro Air CPAP Mask

What should you do before buying a CPAP mask?

Most Comfortable Cpap Mask – Philips Respironics Amara View Full Face Mask

1. Choose a mask and get ready to test IT

Next time when you visit Cpapclinic in Vaughan, Mississauga or Toronto, be ready to use a comfy chair in our offices during the mask fitting.

You can expect to see a variety of all three types of masks which includes:

Be sure to look at these three types of CPAP masks and narrow the field to a couple you want to try.

2. Prepare to fit the mask on your face

Resmed P10 Nasal Pillows
The following tips apply to CPAP nasal masks and nasal pillows. 

After you have selected couple of CPAP nasal/nasal pillow masks (for testing), let’s learn how to put them on the face:

 

  • Standing up, adjust the headgear loosely. The mask should still feel like it’s a fraction away from falling off.
  • Now lay down on the comfy chair on your back.  We’ll plug in a CPAP and attach your mask and turn it on.
  • Lift the mask from your face just a bit to let it fill with air. There will be a slight “thump” of air  inside the mask and/or a cool blast up your nose. Let the mask  lay on your face and make any adjustments to the headgear straps you need. The mask should fit comfortably, not tight.
  • Don’t worry about minor air leaks at this point. For them you don’t tighten but rather you run your fingertip along the seam between the mask’s outer cushion cover and your facial skin. That should eliminate the minor leaks.
  • For CPAP mask leaks near the eyes, lift the mask from your face just a bit, once it refills with air (i.e. the “thump” of sound) let it lay back down on your face a trifle low on the bridge of your nose. Now slide the mask just a bit up to the bridge of the nose to where you want it. That should both seal any minor leaks.
  • For CPAP mask leaks under or around the lower part of the nose try twitching your nose, or wagging your jaw back and forth or screwing your lips up every which way. Often that’s all that is needed to seal those minor leaks.
  • Now turn over to one side and make any necessary minor adjustments for leaks as above. Then turn over to your back and to your other side making any necessary minor adjustments. At no time should the mask fit too tight or uncomfortable.
  • If none of this works, try another mask until you find one that seems like it is going to work for you. That mask is the one to take home.
  • It make take another week at home for you to be sure you can sleep with this mask for sure.
  • When you find a mask that almost works be sure to look it over good and compare it to the next one you are interested in trying.
  • Look closely at the distance between the nose cushion inside top of nose area and the cushion at the inside bottom of the nose (or chin or lower lip if a full face).
  • Many of us need to be able to adjust the angle between the forehead and the bridge of the nose. The wrong angle accounts for the discomfort at the bridge of the nose. Generally, when the top straps are looser than the bottom straps, discomfort at the bridge of the nose can be avoided.

 

New 2017 Updates – Mask Tip

This tip came from a current user. And it’s targeted to men with beards. Here’s what he had to say, “To whom it may concern.

Your tips for mask leaking brought up a couple tips you may want to include in your next update.
I have been using a Resmed Mirage fx nasal mask for 7 years and hears 2 tips I found:
1. Make sure the last thing you do before putting your head on the pillow is push the mask onto your face. I often forget that and it’s crucial. I’ve found myself adjusting my steps after I’m laying down because of leaks, sometimes to the point that the mask is uncomfortable when if I had just pushed the mask onto my face I could had avoided leaking in the first place.
2. I can only speak to men who wear a nasal mask on this tip. Whether you have a beard or moustache, shave under your nose! Once the beard or moustache hairs are long enough it will not be an issue, but when there is shorter hairs under your nose they won’t mantain a consistent flow or direction and will poke out around the mask causing leaks.
Thank you”
Ronald C., Canada

 
The following tips apply to CPAP full face masks.
  • After you have the straps adjusted, raise the mask off your face an inch or so and then position it back on your face for optimum seal.
  • Think gravity when you adjust your mask. If you side sleep, it will be a bit tighter. If you sleep on your back, you will find a much tigher fit. If you toss and turn and sleep in all positions during the night, realize that gravity takes over and your mask may need readjusting to accommodate your different sleeping positions.
  • Full face masks are large in overall size, and when you side sleep, the frame may be pushing up in to your cheek area and moving off center causing pressure point soreness or leak.  Assure no big bedding or big pillows are pushing your mask off your face. Here’s one way to avoid this scenario.

CONCLUSION

In summary, you do have options when deciding on your comfort level with CPAP masks. Moreover, Cpapclinic supports your quest for comfort when using your CPAP, APAP or BIPAP.

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See What Happens When Two Snoring Solutions Collide!

 

See What Happens When Two Snoring Solutions Collide!

Someone you might know has a husband (or partner) who does nothing about his snoring, night after night when there are snoring solutions right under our collective noses. Some claim this man (or partner) is risking their health. Or are they?

 

If you have questions about how to safeguard your (sleeping) record we can help. 1.877.430.2727 (CPAP)

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When Your CPAP Misbehaves, Part Two or Nasal Discomfort – Inside and Out: The Answers You Never Thought You’d Have To Know,

 

When Your CPAP Misbehaves, Part Two or Nasal Discomfort – Inside and Out: The Answers You Never Thought You’d Have To Know,

 

Today’s post covers the second most common issue with CPAP

2) Nasal discomfort, congestion and irritation

Is this familiar?

You’re using your CPAP nightly and you find the mask comes off on its own and the rest of your sleep suffers. It just so happens you are very comfortable with your mask and CPAP but the mask just comes off randomly.

Here are the possible reason(s) why:

When the seasons change, from winter to spring for example, the air transitions from dry to moist. Before it changes, a CPAP experience may still create mucus, a runny nose or congestion, especially if your CPAP humidity level hasn’t changed.

When your nose runs, the natural response is to remove the cause (i.e. CPAP mask)

Alternatively, when your nose is congested, the natural response is to remove the cause (i.e. CPAP mask)

Why?

The air in Spring is relatively dry, cause mucus to form and making your nose run, which can affect the air you receive from your CPAP. So taking the mask off whether your nose is runny or congested makes sense.

Additionally, an open window or door might be to blame, ushering in the dry air. Or a running overhead fan can make this happen as it dries out the air. Allergies also emerge with seasonal changes from frequently opening and closing windows and doors.

Here’s what to do:

1) Make some changes to your CPAP humidifier settings.

Experiment with an optimal CPAP humidity setting and test your response. You might require more or less CPAP humidity.When your CPAP humidifier is used regularly with a setting that feels right, a runny nose can be avoided. This can remain this way until the natural humidity from late spring and summer can offer you the option to turn CPAP humidity off.

However, if you require Air Conditioning in the summer, remember that humidity is removed from your sleeping areal. So you may still require steady use of your CPAP humidity, and with a setting that remains comfortable.

When Autumn arrives, you still might have to make slight adjustments to your humidity setting so it remains a staple in your CPAP therapy.

Again, you are chasing nasal dryness, irritation, congestion, etc. away with these CPAP humidifier adjustments.

2) Closing the window (or door) or turning a fan off before a night’s rest can contain the air within your sleeping area, giving you more control over your overall humidity level. This allows you to reduce the likelihood of nasal congestion or mucus drip or irritation.*

 

Final Notes:

While CPAP humidity adjustment and altering room conditions solve for many nasal discomforts, the next post focuses on still yet another common CPAP issue: Difficulty breathing through your nose, part three of a ten part series.

*All of the suggested changes work with any medications you might need to alleviate allergies and congestion.

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Is My Airsense 10 PAP Humidifier Chamber Burning Water? What To Do About It

Is My PAP Humidifier Chamber Burning Water? What To Do About it

 

The Resmed Airsense 10 CPAP (or APAP) is quickly becoming the go-to unit for optimally treating sleep apnea.* And for many users, the included humidifier system is just as impressive due to its ability to keep the user comfortable during sleep with a fully enabled PAP humidifier chamber.

For some users, a noticeable “spot formation” appears inside of the water humidifier chamber occasionally, raising some concern. We recently discussed this occurrence with Resmed.

Here’s what Resmed explains:

“The discoloration at the bottom of the inside portion of the chamber is most likely a mineral deposit calcified (and not necessarily burnt). It is water residue stuck or warmed into the aluminum or stainless steel bottom. It is nothing to be alarmed because it is harmless. There can sometimes be a dark dot or collection thereof. The easy way to remove it is to soak the area with lime juice.”

Here’s what to do:

  1. pour a small pool of lemon juice into the water chamber
  2. soak the spot for five to ten minutes
  3. rinse, then wash and rinse with warm (or hot) water
  4. for extra cleaning, pool white vinegar for up to thirty minutes, repeat step three until the vinegar scent is gone

After which, the spot fades or breaks free and the inner portion of the humidifier chamber can either be cleaned further with 100% pure soap and water or be disinfected with 25% white vinegar/75% water solution,” said the Resmed Representative for Ontario, Canada.

 

Conclusion

When asked if this approach could be used with ResMed chambers (on previous Resmed Humidifier Chamber models), the answer was yes. Remember, though,: consistent humidifier chamber cleaning does not diminish the aging of the container.

Finally, the best advice is to replace the water chamber for any PAP unit at the end of one year of regular use or call Resmed for guidance 1-800-424-0737.

Questions?

Call 1.877.430.2727.

Re-Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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The Resmed Report

4 reasons to consider a Full Face Mask with your PAP device

 

4 reasons to consider a

Full Face Mask with your PAP device

mask leak

Main reasons to consider a full face mask

Sleeping with an open mouth 

If you have experienced a rush of pressurized air escape when you open your mouth when using your nasal CPAP mask, it may be time for a full face mask.  When this happens with a nose only mask, there is a voluminous decrease in pressure reaching the intended area of your airways, making OSA therapy ineffective.

 

Waking up with a dry mouth

A dry mouth indicates air blowing out of the mouth due to it being open during sleep. The dryness is even worse with a CPAP blowing air through your nose and out of your mouth. So, having air escape through the mouth reduces the desired delivered CPAP pressure, rendering the therapy less effective.

Nasal congestion/ nasal blockage
Whether you suffer from allergies, illness (cold virus, nasal infection), or a deviated septum,  a blocked nose essentially means that CPAP therapy via a nasal mask or nasal pillows is reduced to ineffectiveness. A full-face mask will help ensure (provided it’s fit correctly) that your prescribed CPAP pressure is attained, thus allowing for a good night’s sleep.
High CPAP pressures

As pressures reach 15cmH2O and more, it has been shown historically that nasal pillows (and some lightweight nasal masks) have trouble ensuring an adequate seal, which leads to leaks, discomfort, and inadequate therapy.

 

And now, the F20 (Airfit and AirTouch)

full face mask
Resmed AirFit F20 Full Face mask
New from Resmed: AirFit F20 full face mask
with AirTouch F20 or AirFit F20 mask cushion options

full face mask

The AirTouch F20 is the first Resmed mask to offer UltraSoftmemory foam cushion that molds and fits to the wearer’s face while being lightweight, comfortable, and breathable.
full face mask
AirFit F20 InfinitySeal™
The AirFit F20 is the first Resmed mask to offer
InfinitySeal™ cushion technology that is designed to reduce mask leak
and improve nasal comfort and support.
full face mask
Interchangeability
Both the AirFit F20and the AirTouch F20 mask cushions are
compatible and interchangeable with the Resmed F20mask frame, making switching
between the two based on preference easy and convenient.
The choice for open mouth breathing and ideal PAP therapy is obvious.

Questions?

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From Sleep Study to PAP device, Final Step

From Sleep Study to PAP device, Final Step

 

Now that you have your PAP device, great sleep is imminent. You have taken it out of the box and oriented yourself to every part inside. The PAP is now plugged in, the tubing is connected and your mask is on. The automatic on/off (not available on all units) turns on and your first night sleep is underway. The ramp time is enabled and the pressure is gently increasing (not always needed for everyone). You slip into slumber.

At this point most will recognize a few things.

The air speed will increase and hold at one speed for the rest of the night or it’s already working that way from the start.

When this happens, some might wake up and struggle while others will be alright.

Sometimes the mask just isn’t right and other nights, it’s perfect.

 

And finally…

The PAP experience does vary from night to night, especially if you are new to this therapy.

This means questions and concerns are inevitable. And for this reason, you can rest assured because we will work with you during your first month and beyond at no extra cost. Good sleep is coming. So, you can expect phone calls, email, etc. follow-ups from our friendly qualified staff to assist you in improving and maintaining your PAP success.

If you’re in a hurry or it’s the middle of the night:

Our Blog also features useful topics.

Our Frequently Asked Questions page is also a powerful resource.

And of course we are available by phone Mon-Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat 10am to 3pm EST.

If this was helpful to you, please comment!

Questions?

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From Sleep Study to PAP device, Step Two

From Sleep Study to PAP device, Step Two

 

 

So, your doctor recommended a Sleep Study for you and you had one done.

And now your Sleep Doctor gave you a prescription to obtain a medical device called PAP.

What you will learn in today’s post:

  • Three common types of PAP units and what each prescription looks like.
  • The common PAP machines, what they are called and what they do
  • What guides to use to choose your PAP device.
  • How to quickly order a complete PAP system.

Step Two

There are three common types of PAP devices:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (uses a single speed of blowing air into you to keep your airway open during sleep)
  • APAP, Automatic Positive Airway Pressure (adjusts the blowing air speed for you as you sleep to keep your airway open.)
  • BiPAP, Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (Delivers a programmed inhalation air speed and a separate exhalation air speed. Programmable to breathe for you)

NOTE: The numbers below may not reflect the settings you require. The numbers below are examples only.

 

What A CPAP Prescription Might Say:

                   CPAP 10cmH20

 

 

What An APAP Prescription Might Say:

                     Auto 5 – 16cmH20

 

 

What A BiPAP Prescription Might Say:

                     IPAP 6cmH20

                    EPAP 17cmH20

 

 

Here’s what to do:

  1. Take the prescription to shop for your PAP device to a vendor near you. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area, please consider us:

www.CPAPclinic.ca

6200 Dixie Rd, unit 102, Mississauga                   644 Millway Ave, unit 4, Vaughan

 

OR

 

  1. Call 1.877.430.2727 to order your device online at your convenience. We can also assist you with Trying a CPAP and a PAP mask before you buy to make sure it all works and is comfortable.

 

In a hurry? 

In the next two posts, look for a comparison chart for PAP machines and another for PAP masks.

 

 

 

 

Questions?

Call 1.877.430.2727 for help.

Written and Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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