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CPAPClinic Talks About Quick Winter CPAP Humidity Tips!

CPAPclinic Talks About Quick Winter CPAP Humidity Tips!

 

Setting the humidity on your CPAP can be confusing throughout the year, especially when the seasons change or if there is a significant change in your sleeping area or location.

If you have been sleeping with your CPAP for any length of time you are aware of changes in the comfort of the air blowing at you. When you are in one room for a period and then change your sleeping location you might be aware of changes, like:

  • Little or no heat is coming through the tube.
  • Cold nose or skin.
  • Dry nose or dry mouth.
  • Itchy nose or face
    …and so on.

 

So, what happened to your CPAP humidifier as you went from the comfort of your room into another?

There is a simple explanation. And it has to do with where you sleep. Humidity in sleeping areas change and are largely variable in nature.

 

What caused all of this?

When there’s a lack of humidity in any environment in one room versus another, items in that environment become dry, like your nose, face, etc. If a window/door is left open during CPAP use. The air will be even drier if a ceiling fan or freestanding fans are running, etc.

 

Why does this happen?

As air moves around its capacity to hold moisture decreases because water vapor is spread out and evaporates or it is scattered enough not to condensate. Plus the temperature of the air is changing as it moves.

 

So what does this have to do with CPAP?

CPAP blows the air from inside your room to you. So whatever air conditions are inside your room will affect your CPAP experience, unless your CPAP humidifier is properly adjusted.

This practice means:
– warmer water in your water chamber
– a higher heat setting in your CPAP humidifier
– a tubing wrap or the addition of a heated circuit tubing.

Any or all of these quick changes can help you get proper humidity in drier room conditions.

If those changes don’t help, do this:

  • Turn ceiling fan settings on low
  • Close or leave door(s) and  windows(s) partially open

 

So what is the bottom-line?

When your sleeping location changes, take a moment to assess what might affect humidity in your sleeping area.

Here’s a checklist of what to possibly affect/modify:

  • Open window(s) (close them)
  • Closed window(s) (close them)
  • Open door(s) (close them)
  • Closed door(s)
  • Ceiling fan(s) (put on low speed)
  • Air conditioning (put on minimum high setting for some humidity to be in the air)
  • CPAP heat setting (it goes up during winter, down during summer)
  • CPAP humidifier setting (same as CPAP heat setting)
  • Water level inside your CPAP humidifier chamber (should be less than maximum)

The above list is by no means complete, but it serves to remind that CPAP humidity can and should be tended to both outside of and inside of the CPAP unit.

You can now enjoy a better sleep knowing how to affect humidity!

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

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Why do we sleep? Grab a coffee and listen. This is good.

Take a few minutes for a terrific audio clip. It’s very important for your sleep health.

 

Here is an excerpt of an actual review*:

It (the audio) explores so many of the issues that are the background for why it’s important to treat sleep apnea: of sleep needs to be optimal including the role of too little sleep and Alzheimer’s as well as over-eating, the biochemical differences between REM and non-REM sleep, how the latter gets distributed through the night, what time to wake up, what exactly gets refreshed during a good night’s sleep.

 

 

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*http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Why-We-Sleep-An-excellent-program-on-the-radio-today

Children and Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Yes, it is real. And here is why

Children and OSA?

Yes, it is real. And here is why

 

 

 

Is it possible Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects children and their ability to sustain wakefulness and productivity? The answer is yes. Read this extensive report.

 

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Reasons Why CPAP Nasal Pillows Are Better

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Reasons Why CPAP Nasal Pillows Are Better

 

 

When it comes to CPAP therapy, you have many choices in terms of choosing between CPAP full-face masks and CPAP nasal pillows. Needless to say, your choice between the two will depend on your personal preferences and medical needs. Nonetheless, you might find that nasal pillows are better especially when you consider the following benefits.

 

Minimalist Design

With their minimalist designs, CPAP nasal pillows appeal to most sleep apnea sufferers precisely because they have lesser material to deal with. After all, sleeping should be a time when you have lesser baggage on your person! Plus, you won’t look like an alien who landed beside your partner in the middle of the night. With the added emotional stress that sleep apnea can bring to a marriage, you definitely don’t want your vanity, or what’s left of it during sleep, to say goodbye for good.

 

Less Weight

And because a nasal pillow contains lesser material, it is to be expected that it is lighter, too. Just imagine how easier it will be carrying it with you on your travels and wearing it in your sleep. Without a doubt, you can have more freedom of movement while sleeping when you are using nasal pillows.

 

Clear Field of Vision

CPAP nasal pillows are ideal for two types of sleep apnea sufferers – first, those who are claustrophobic and, second, those who like to engage in their normal bedtime activities. With a full-face mask, your sense of claustrophobia becomes heightened precisely because it encloses most of your face. Maybe instead of breathing more easily, you might even hyperventilate at the thought of an enclosed space right in your face. In contrast, CPAP nasal pillows allow for more liberty in enjoying bedtime activities like reading books, watching television and talking with your partner. Your field of vision is clear and you can be heard clearly, too, because the nasal pillow only covers your nostrils, not most of your face.

 

Lesser Skin Irritations

 

Since a full-face mask covers almost the whole face, you are more prone to skin irritations and allergies. You have to look out for painful pressure points, which can be very difficult to deal with in addition to your sleep apnea. Now, contrast that with a nasal pillow that fits only over your nose. You will have lesser problems with skin irritations and allergies, which can only be good for you. Who wants added expenses for dermatologist visits, anyway? Definitely not you who may be burdened with sleep apnea costs as it is! There’s also the matter of full-face masks leaking air into your eyes which lead to dry eyes. It might sound contradictory, yes, but it’s painful, nonetheless. With CPAP nasal pillows, this problem is often avoided.

 

Conclusion

In closing, the choice between CPAP full-face masks and nasal pillows should be based on your personal preferences. You might have to experiment with various CPAP masks and pillows before you can find the right one for you.

It will be worth it when you start to enjoy a good night’s sleep, wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day, sleep apnea notwithstanding.

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

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Home testing paid for by OHIP? It is here.

 

Home testing paid for by OHIP? It is here.

 

Sleep apnea is a common ailment, affecting about 10 per cent of adults. Recent studies in the U.S. (and Canada) indicate that it’s largely undiagnosed, with at least 85 per cent of sufferers unaware they have the condition.

Health consequences can be dire when sleep apnea goes untreated. People afflicted with sleep apnea are exhausted all day, and have a high risk of being in a car or industrial accident. They also have an even greater risk of developing high blood pressure, stroke or heart failure. When sleep apnea is suspected, many investigate what to do. The problem for many is the discomfort and inconvenience of the diagnostic sleep test.

 

The Marketplace has listened

Ontario Canada will see the first at home sleep apnea test in 2017/18. And it is paid for by OHIP. The MaRS Excite program is behind this new development and the BresoDx home testing device. This device virtually eliminates everything required to be adhered to the human body for a thorough sleep test.

The Ontario government recently announced that the device will be available later in 2017. Sleep clinics throughout Ontario will issue these home tests.

 

Why the BresoDx was created  Home testing

The device was manufactured from a need to address undiagnosed sleep apnea people in Long Term Homecare environments. This acute need is exemplified where transporting older residents with suspected sleep apnea (into sleep labs) proves difficult. This sleep apnea device is a part of a program which MOHLTCH will foot the bill.

 

The Pilot Project

Director of research and senior scientist at Toronto Rehab, biomedical engineer Dr. Geoff Fernie is CEO of BresoTec, the company that produces BresoDx. He says the company and its device might well have perished without the pilot program.

“A startup can only make it if it’s got some market, somewhere. If it hasn’t got its home market and it has to wait until it has produced its product and put it on the market and then has to wait another two or three years to get accepted into its home market, it’ll die.”

Shahira Bhimani, the director of MaRS Excite, says the two-year BresoDx demonstration project — in which up to 3,000 Ontarians a year will try out the device — is “a huge win.”

The program aims to “innovate in the direction the health system is going,” Bhimani says.

 

Good News for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Respirologist Dr. Douglas Bradley, a University of Toronto medical school professor and head of the Sleep Research Laboratory at Toronto Rehab, is one of the three experts credited with BresoDx’s creation, along with Fernie and Dr. Hisham Alshaer, a physician, biomedical engineer and scientist at Toronto Rehab. Bradley says there’s no doubt that having Excite’s stamp of approval “accelerates our access to the Canadian market.”

Bradley says their mostly plastic device, which requires a memory to record data, is already selling in Canada, the U.K., Turkey and Italy. He and his co-creators are optimistic about how its adoption in Ontario will spur further market penetration.

“It’s one of the best-validated devices on the market for accurately diagnosing sleep apnea,” says Bradley of BresoDx, which was tested in three separate clinical trials during its Excite incubation. “And it differs from other devices in being much simpler. All you have to do is put the device on with a head strap, pull a tab, push a button and that’s it.” In contrast to BresoDx, virtually all other devices on the market use the same technology as that used in sleep labs, except with fewer electrodes.

William Charnetski, who occupies the province’s Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist, through which the MaRS Excite program is funded, points out that Excite’s products fulfill three of his mandates: improving the patient experience, injecting money into the health-care system by using Ontario facilities to test products, and creating jobs: BresoTec has 17 full-time employees.

“Healthcare is arguably the fastest-growing industry sector globally, and Ontario right now has a $52-billion budget and that’s only growing,” Charnetski says. “Not only should we be delivering excellent patient outcomes in an efficient way, but we should be leveraging that investment as an economic driver in Ontario.”

 

It’s a Win-Win

Undiagnosed sleep apnea costs the health-care system; Bradley further purports that studies indicate the cost of treating people with sleep apnea for cardiovascular diseases goes down by 40 per cent once their sleep apnea has been addressed.

Although this diagnostic option is in its infant stages of becoming mainstream throughout the province, an Ontario-based Vendor is offering a low-cost diagnostic alternative in the meantime.

 

With CPAPClinic you have a compareable low-cost option during this Pilot Program

While waiting for the BresoDx device to become mainstream, a comparable device called Apnealink can confirm sleep apnea with a one or two night test. It works with a probe slipping on one finger while a nasal application is positioned lightly under your nose. The Apnealink records your sleep time. When the unit is returned to CPAPClinic, your overnight data** is analyzed and becomes a report for your use and a good discussion between you and your General Practioner or Sleep Doctor.

Learn more here.

Portions of the above post are from this announcement.

 

In Conclusion

CPAPClinic is dedicated to learning about new developments and informing our readers. Look for our updates as they become available.

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

Cpapclinic is a vendor of the latest CPAP supplies and accessories since 2014. Cpapclinic operates two locations: Mississauga and Vaughan in Ontario, Canada and is available to serve you online: www.cpapclinic.ca

 

 

* An earlier version of this post indicated that OHIP would cover the costs of the device for patients, based on incorrect information from MaRS. In fact, the provincial Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will cover the costs.

 

** at this point in time, the Apnealink does not replace a sleep study but it may suggest the need for one in a sleep lab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diet impacts sleep more than you think

Recent Study Gives Clues on How Diet Impacts Sleep

  • Very short sleepers (less than 5 hours a night): Had the least food variety, drank less water and consumed fewer total carbohydrates and lycopene (an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables).

 

  • Short sleepers (5-6 hours): Consumed the most calories but ate less vitamin C and selenium, and drank less water. Short sleepers tended to eat more lutein and zeaxanthin than other groups.

 

  • Normal sleepers (7-8 hours): Had the most food variety in their diet, which is generally associated with a healthier way of eating.

 

  • Long sleepers (9 or more hours): Consumed the least calories as well as less theobromine (found in chocolate and tea), choline and total carbs. Long sleepers tended to drink more alcohol.

 

How can this information impact your sleep quality?

For the entire article, read more here.

For great sleep, we have powerful suggestions here.

 

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

Cpapclinic is a vendor of the latest CPAP supplies and accessories since 2009. Cpapclinic operates three locations: Mississauga,Toronto and Vaughan in Ontario, Canada and is available to serve you online: www.cpapclinic.ca 24/7.

Probiotics and Sleep. Read this. It’s important.

 

Probiotics and Sleep. Read this. It’s important.

 

The following is a word for word copy and paste portion from a recent email we read about assuring high quality sleep with proper eating and consumption of probiotics. Since the subject goes straight to the connection between sleep and diet, we’ll delve in head first.

 

Here is a portion of the article:

 

The connection between the gut and sleep

Given that sufficient NREM sleep and proper nutrition can impact brain development and function, and that sleep problems are common in early life, it is possible that a diet rich in prebiotics started in early life could help improve sleep, support the gut microbiota and promote optimal brain/psychological health.”  The following whole foods help add prebiotic fiber to your diet and improve the health of your microbiome, thus improving your overall health:10,11,12

Apples Asparagus Banana
Beetroot Breast milk Burdock root
Cashews Chicory root Couscous
Fennel bulb Garlic Grapefruit
Green peas Jerusalem artichokes Jicama
Konjac root Leeks Nectarines
Onion Persimmon Pistachios
Pomegranate Savoy cabbage Seaweed
Shallots Snow peas Tamarillo

How Probiotics Can Help

While I highly recommend you obtain most of your nutrients from real food, probiotic supplements can be helpful, especially if you are unable to eat fermented foods. That said, for probiotics to do their job, you need to optimize the conditions where these “good” bacteria will flourish.

The first step is to nourish your microbiome with real food. If you continue to eat a highly processed diet and foods containing added sugars, you’ll only be feeding the potentially pathogenic bacteria in your gut. Pathogenic disease-causing microbes simply love sugar!

On the other hand, these microbes will not thrive in the presence of fiber-rich foods or those containing complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and proteins. When you focus on eating whole, natural foods, you’re supporting the growth of your beneficial gut bacteria. Research suggests the benefits of probiotics aren’t limited to your gut, but also affect your brain.

This is the case because your gut is connected to your brain via what’s called the gut-brain axis, which means whatever affects your gastrointestinal tract affects your brain, and vice versa.

As such, when your gut microbiome is unbalanced, it can affect your immune system, mental health, mood and even your brain function. Probiotics have even been shown to help reduce the symptoms of depression. Factors to look for when trying to identify a high-quality probiotic supplement include:

  • Make sure it’s a reputable, non-GMO brand, manufactured according to current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Look for a potency count (colony forming units or CFUs) of 50 billion or higher
  • Check the shelf life of the CFUs and avoid capsules only declaring CFUs at the “time of manufacture”
  • Choose a product containing multiple species of bacteria; products containing species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria are generally recommended

(end of excerpt)

For more

Finally, you have the option of reading the entire entry about probiotics and sleep. The link for the entire article is here.

 

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

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Portable PAP Buyers Guide 2018

Portable Travel PAP Buyers Guide 2018

 

portable

CPAPClinic’s Feature Product #1

Resmed’s Airmini is the Newest Portable PAP for 2017!

Achieving new heights in patient-centered innovation, AirMini packs ResMeds clinically proven CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) technology along with its comfort and ease-of-use features into a sleek, portable, pocket-sized device ideal for traveling.

The AirMini is available with ResMeds proprietary AutoSet functionality as well as an innovative, built-in humidification system for patient comfort. AirMini weighs a mere 0.66 pounds (300 grams) and measures just 5.4 x 3.3 x 2 in (13.6 x 8.4 x 5.2 cm).

Full Description

Full Video Examples

Specifications and Manual

ResMed-AirMini-User-Guide-EN-UK

 

 

CPAPClinic’s Feature Product #2

HDM’s Z1

portable

 

With the Z1™ the intent was to deliver the most portable CPAP machine available. At 45% lighter and 37% less volume than the closest competitive device.

Full Description

Full Video Examples

Specifications

 

More portable options are here.

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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.

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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?

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.

Questions?

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

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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.

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.

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

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*Source – https://www.easybreathe.com/blog/looking-new-cpap-top-four-cpaps-market/

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Solving CPAP Mask Leaks by Cpapclinic.ca

 Solving CPAP Mask Leaks by   Cpapclinic.ca

Do you deal with persistent CPAP mask leaks?

 

 

 

 

In this post you will gain insight as how to solve this problem.

The CPAP machine is essentially a means to utilise air pressure as an pressurized splint to keep the airway open during sleep. A very common issue occurs when pressure escapes from the CPAP cmask and goes into the air and renders the CPAP therapy ineffective.

 

Different CPAP Mask Leaks (and their causes)

1. Mask Seal Leak

The leak from the mask seal is the most common leak problem found in CPAP therapy.

It occurs when the air from the breathing machine is leaking between the “mask” and your face and spurts out into the eyes, cheeks, lower chin, etc.

2. Mouth Leak

The mouth leak appears when you sleep with your mouth open, and a significant amount of air pressure exits instead of entering the airway. This occurs with nasal masks.

Side Effects from Mask Leaks

There are two reasons why mask leaks aren’t favorable:

  • an uncontained CPAP mask leak may challenge your CPAP’s programming to maintain the prescribed pressure,  cause the machine’s sensors ability to stop detecting therapy, and prevent the CPAP’s internal algorithms from working properly.
  • substantial leak may interfere with you and your sleep by blowing in your eyes, making noises or produce increased airflow though your upper airway and dry you out via your nose and mouth.

 

How to Prevent the CPAP Mask Leaks?

Things to do prior to sleep

If you already have a CPAP mask, and eliminating air leaks is proving difficult during your nightly therapy, here are some immediately useful tips that can be done to prevent those leaks.

  1. Clean your mask with warm soapy water. Clear away all dirt, debris, etc. And let air dry. (mostly done in the morning)
  2. Assuring a dry mask, place it on your face, make the velcro adjustments nice and even on both sides of your head (goes for most masks)*
  3. Connect your mask to the CPAP tubing
  4. Assure the tubing is connected to the CPAP
  5. Turn on the CPAP
  6. Make sure no air is seeping out into your eyes, sides of face, lower chin for full face masks and nose masks. For nasal pillows, maske sure no air seeps out from your nostrils.*
  7. Test the fit while laying down on your back, then on your side
  8. If the mask is just not fitting, consider a new soft cushion (part that touches your nose and/or face) or consider a completely new mask.
  9. If your mask almost seals properly but not quite, read below. You may have to add an accessory like a mask liner.

*it is virtually impossible to cover the vast array of masks and their particular adjustments. This quick fix is meant to very general.

Liners are an excellent solution, especially if the general fitting guidelines are very close to working, but not quite.  Liners can also work with Nasal masks.

If a liner won’t work and you use a full face mask, consider Resmed’s newest solution to mask leaking ~ memory foam!

Memory foam is now on CPAP masks.

The Resmed Airtouch Full Mask

Airtouch mask is now available to assist with solving for mask leaks.

 

But if this doesn’t work

If for some this isn’t enough because the jaw drops open and breaks the seal at the bottom of the full face mask.

The solution can be a chinstrap.

Chinstraps can also help prevent “jaw drop” which commonly causes unwanted leaking (around the chin area)  during sleep and poor CPAP mask performance.

The newest version is extra durable and completely adjustable.

 

Keys to success for a nose-only mask and chinstrap

  • The key is the hold of the velcro of the chinstrap.
  • You’ll want a tighter chinstrap hold with a nose mask to actually keep the mouth closed during sleep.

 

Keys to success for a full face mask and chinstrap

  • You’ll want the chinstrap to “cradle” the jaw so you can still open it slightly and breathe through your mouth with a full face mask.

The chinstrap adjustment difference is small but quite big in importance for the type of mask you are using.

In our next post, we’ll cover the smartest approach in acquiring a new mask.

Questions?

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

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Did you know the quickest way to dry your cleaned CPAP equipment is already in your sleeping area?

Did you know the quickest way to dry your cleaned CPAP equipment is already in your sleeping area?

Cleaning CPAP equipment has been touted as a nuisance by many users because of the suggested frequency. Some have even resorted to purchasing new equipment to avoid the suggested cleaning frequency.

Such costly measures are not always necessary.

Did you know there is a cost-free, minutes long solution to drying CPAP equipment?

Some may already be aware of this option, but most are very busy and have hectic lives.

The simplest way to dry wet freshly washed CPAP equipment is built in to the CPAP itself.

Follow these instructions to assure this option is reliable every single time.

  1. Plug the unit in. you should see the front menus light up, one will be highlighted. You will be accessing the clinical menu with the following instructions.
  2. Press the long button with the home image on it and the dial at the same time until the screen changes.

 

 

  1. You should see a line at the top of the screen indicating “exit clinical menu.”
  2. Turn the dial to highlight patient menu. Push the button. You will see a list.
  3. Scroll down to where it says Smart Start.
  4. Press the dial and disable the smart start. You can now run the unit to blow the equipment dry and the unit will keep blowing. Stop the blowing air by pressing the Stop button on the unit. Go to step 5 to finish up.
  5. Repeat steps 2-5, re-enable smart start, exit the clinical menu and resume using your pap device for nightly sleep.

 

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

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End CPAP Noise With 3 Remarkably Quick Solutions

End CPAP Noise With 3 Remarkably Quick Solutions

Here inside CPAPclinic, we spend a few hours per week digging for typical ser issues online.  And we strive to solve them as quickly and easily as possible. Today we tackle CPAP noise. Let’s take a look at three common CPAP issues and their solutions.

 

Machine Noise (i.e. vibrations and other related noise)

Sometimes a PAP device vibrates a little too much ~ but it isn’t considered an out of the box failure.

What to do?

Here what one user did:

Simply place a nylon kitchen chopping board between the mattress and bed base to form a shelf above the machine, and then lay a folded towel on top of the shelf to surround the system and dampen the external noise.

 

Mask is vibrating and whistling

Fabric liners to sit between mask and face can be 100% cotton you can pre-cut or purchase.

One user decided to utilize panty hose, pre-cut as well, which sits between the mask and the user’s face.

Ultimately if nothing like the above works, change the masks silicone cushion, re-size the mask or buy a different type of mask altogether.

 

 

CPAP Noise ( apart from mask and machine vibration)

Positional products can help a PAP mask stay in place, contain the leak to remain silent and increase comfort for the user.

Finally, a video was made addressing this CPAP noise within the PAP circuit (i.e. connecting tubing from PAP to the mask).

Check it out here.

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

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Sleep Tips You Cannot Live Without by CPAPClinic

 

Sleep Tips You Cannot Live Without by CPAPClinic

 

Sleep іѕ еѕѕеntіаl for a реrѕоn’ѕ health аnd well-being, ассоrdіng to thе National Slеер Fоundаtіоn (NSF) It іѕ just as іmроrtаnt as food аnd аіr because it is a necessary funсtіоn rеԛuіrеd tо support аll humаn lіfе, grоwth, development аnd brain function.

Sleep kеерѕ уоur mind аlеrt and саlm. It hеlрѕ уоu in optimal daily funсtіоnіng.

If you wаkе uр tired аftеr ѕlееріng fоr еіght hours or longer, mоrе ѕlеер іѕ not whаt уоu nееd. A better ԛuаlіtу оf ѕlеер іѕ whаt’ѕ nееdеd rаthеr than mоrе ѕlеер. Deep sleep іѕ thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt type оf ѕlеер оur body needs.

 

Whаt іѕ ѕlеер?

Sleep was lоng соnѕіdеrеd juѕt a block of time whеn уоu are not аwаkе. But ѕlеер ѕtudіеѕ dоnе over the past ѕеvеrаl dесаdеѕ, have dіѕсоvеrеd thаt ѕlеер has dіѕtіnсtіvе ѕtаgеѕ that сусlе throughout thе nіght. Yоur brain ѕtауѕ асtіvе throughout ѕlеер, but dіffеrеnt things happen durіng each ѕtаgе.

For іnѕtаnсе, in оnе stage, you fееl wеll rested аnd еnеrgеtіс thе nеxt day, and іn аnоthеr stage уоu lеаrn оr mаkе mеmоrіеѕ.

Durіng a normal nіght, реорlе uѕuаllу сусlе through the various stages ѕеvеrаl tіmеѕ.

 

Hоw muсh ѕlеер іѕ enough?

Sleep nееdѕ vаrу from реrѕоn tо реrѕоn. Thеѕе nееdѕ vаrу throughout thе lіfе-сусlе.

Mоѕt аdultѕ need 7-8 hours of ѕlеер еасh nіght.

Newborns sleep bеtwееn 16 аnd 18 hоurѕ a dау. Chіldrеn in preschool sleep bеtwееn 10 аnd 12 hоurѕ a dау.

Hоwеvеr,ѕоmе individuals аrе аblе to function wіthоut ѕlееріnеѕѕ or drоwѕіnеѕѕ after аѕ little аѕ six hоurѕ of ѕlеер. Othеrѕ саn’t реrfоrm аt thеіr реаk unlеѕѕ thеу’vе ѕlерt tеn hоurѕ.

Sоmе реорlе bеlіеvе thаt adults nееd less sleep аѕ thеу get older. But there іѕ nо evidence tо show that older реорlе саn gеt bу with lеѕѕ ѕlеер than уоungеr people. Older people аrе аlѕо mоrе еаѕіlу аwаkеnеd.

Research suggests that a lоt of people саn be reassured that ѕіx or seven hоurѕ ѕlеер іѕ оkау. The асіd tеѕt fоr enough ѕlеер is whether you аrе ѕlееру or alert throughout thе dау. If уоu аrе аlеrt, then your sleep is probably adequate. But sleep is more іmроrtаnt thаn уоu mау thіnk.

 

Why ѕlеер іѕ good fоr уоu?

Dоеѕ іt rеаllу mаttеr іf уоu get enough sleep? Yеѕ. Both ԛuаntіtу & quality оf ѕlеер mаttеr, but the quality оf your ѕlеер is іmроrtаnt as wеll.

In оthеr wоrdѕ, how well rеѕtеd you аrе and how wеll уоu function thе nеxt day dереnd оn your tоtаl ѕlеер tіmе аnd how muсh оf thе vаrіоuѕ ѕtаgеѕ of ѕlеер уоu gеt each nіght.

Performance: We need ѕlеер to thіnk сlеаrlу, rеасt quickly, аnd create mеmоrіеѕ. In fact, thе раthwауѕ in thе brаіn that hеlр us learn аnd rеmеmbеr are vеrу асtіvе whеn wе ѕlеер.

Skіmріng оn ѕlеер has a price. Cutting bасk by еvеn 1 hour can make it tоugh tо fосuѕ the next dау аnd саn slow your response time.

Studіеѕ аlѕо find that whеn уоu lасk sleep, you are mоrе likely to mаkе bаd dесіѕіоnѕ аnd tаkе mоrе rіѕkѕ. Thіѕ can rеѕult in lower performance оn the jоb оr in ѕсhооl аnd a greater rіѕk fоr a саr crash.

Mооd: Sleep аlѕо affects mооd. Inѕuffісіеnt ѕlеер can make уоu irritable аnd is lіnkеd tо рооr bеhаvіоr аnd trоublе wіth rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ, especially among children and tееnѕ.

Health: Slеер is also іmроrtаnt fоr gооd hеаlth. Studіеѕ ѕhоw thаt not gеttіng enough ѕlеер or gеttіng poor ԛuаlіtу ѕlеер on a rеgulаr bаѕіѕ increases thе rіѕk of having high blооd pressure, hеаrt dіѕеаѕе, аnd оthеr medical соndіtіоnѕ.

In аddіtіоn, durіng ѕlеер, your bоdу рrоduсеѕ vаluаblе hоrmоnеѕ. Dеер ѕlеер trіggеrѕ mоrе rеlеаѕе оf growth hormone, whісh fuеlѕ grоwth in сhіldrеn, аnd hеlрѕ build muѕсlе mаѕѕ аnd repair cells and tіѕѕuеѕ іn сhіldrеn and adults.

Anоthеr type оf hormone thаt increases during sleep works tо fіght vаrіоuѕ infections. Thіѕ mіght explain whу a gооd night’s ѕlеер hеlрѕ kеер уоu frоm getting ѕісk аnd hеlрѕ you recover whеn you do gеt sick.

 

The Different Stages of Sleep

Slеер consists оf different stages.

Stage оnе: Fіrѕt ten-minute period оf lіght sleep (drіftіng оff frоm wakefulness) іѕ ѕtаgе 1.

Stаgе Twо: It is deeper аnd іt lаѕtѕ about 20 mіnutеѕ.

Stаgеѕ Three and Fоur: These come аftеr thіѕ, аnd аrе types оf deep sleep.

 

The Stages, Explained

Stage 1: Stаgе 1 іѕ аn іnіtіаl period of ѕlеер. It іѕ аlѕо called аѕ nоn- REM (REM – rapid eye mоvеmеnt) sleep. In this реrіоd, you “drіft off”.

Tурісаl сhаrасtеrіѕtісѕ of Stаgе 1 NREM Slеер аrе:

  • Breathing bесоmеѕ ѕlоw аnd еvеn
  • Thе heartbeat becomes regular

Stаgе 2: It іѕ аn іntеrmеdіаtе ѕtаgе оf sleep. It lasts аbоut twеntу mіnutеѕ. You grаduаllу dеѕсеnd dеереr into ѕlеер, bесоmіng more аnd more dеtасhеd frоm thе оutѕіdе world.

Stage 2 is сhаrасtеrіzеd by:

  • Lаrgеr brаіn wаvеѕ and occasional ԛuісk bursts of асtіvіtу.
  • You wіll not ѕее аnуthіng еvеn if the еуеѕ are open.

Stаgе 3: It is thе bеgіnnіng оf dеер ѕlеер. It lаѕtѕ fоr аbоut thіrtу to fоrtу fіvе minutes аftеr уоu first fall аѕlеер.

Stаgе 3 іѕ сhаrасtеrіzеd by:

  • Brаіn wаvеѕ аrе ѕlоw (at the rate оf 0.5 to 4 per second) аnd quite lаrgе (fіvе times thе size of waves іn Stage 2). These brain waves аrе knоwn аѕ dеltа waves.
  • Yоu аrе far more dіffісult tо аwаkеn аѕ соmраrеd tо stage 1 оr 2 sleep. It tаkеѕ a louder noise оr an active аttеmрt tо wake you up.

Stage 4: Thе dеереѕt ѕlеер occurs іn Stаgе 4.It is сhаrасtеrіzеd bу:

  • Thе brаіn wаvеѕ (саllеd dеltа brаіn waves) are ԛuіtе lаrgе, mаkіng a ѕlоw, jаggеd раttеrn on the EEG.
  • The ѕlеереr experiences vіrtuаl оblіvіоn. If the ѕlеереr іѕ a sleepwalker or a bed wеttеr, those activities wіll begin in thіѕ рhаѕе.
  • Bоdіlу functions continue tо dесlіnе tо thе dеереѕt possible ѕtаtе оf рhуѕісаl rest.
  • Thіѕ first реrіоd оf dеер ѕlеер іѕ thе dеереѕt. The ѕlеереr awakened frоm deep ѕlеер wіll probably be grоggу, соnfuѕеd, or dіѕоrіеntеd. He оr she may experience “ѕlеер inertia” or “ѕlеер drunkenness,” ѕееmіng unаblе tо function normally fоr quite ѕоmе time.

Aftеr the fіrѕt рhаѕе of dеер ѕlеер ends, thе ѕlеереr rеturnѕ tо Stage 2 and thеn еntеrѕ thе REM ѕtаtе.

 

REM Slеер Stage

When you еntеr thе REM stage, уоur brаіn ѕuddеnlу bесоmеѕ muсh mоrе асtіvе.

Chаrасtеrіѕtісѕ оf REM Stаtе

Brain wаvеѕ аrе ѕmаll and іrrеgulаr, with big burѕtѕ оf еуе асtіvіtу. Thе brаіn wаvе activity аt thіѕ time rеѕеmblеѕ wаkіng mоrе thаn it dоеѕ ѕlееріng.

Thе four NREM рhаѕеѕ аrе characterized by рrоgrеѕѕіvе relaxation. But durіng REM рhаѕе, thе body’s асtіvіtу реrkѕ up соnѕіdеrаblу.

  • Blооd рrеѕѕurе mау іnсrеаѕе drаѕtісаllу.
  • Pulѕе rаtеѕ increase іn аn irregular way
  • Breathing becomes irregular аnd oxygen consumption іnсrеаѕеѕ.
  • Thе face, tоеѕ аnd fingers mау twіtсh.

The fіrѕt REM реrіоd is uѕuаllу brіеf. After thіѕ, the ѕlеереr may wake up brіеflу. Thіѕ іѕ ԛuіtе nоrmаl. A good sleeper mау nоt rеmеmbеr it thе nеxt dау. A рооr ѕlеереr, however, mау wake uр аt thіѕ роіnt аnd hаvе difficulty gеttіng bасk to ѕlеер.

 

Deep Sleep

Deep Slеер hаѕ been shown to relieve ѕуmрtоmѕ of іnѕоmnіа, nervous tеnѕіоn, panic, аnxіеtу and depression. Dеер ѕlеер is еѕѕеntіаl fоr replenishing оur bodies аnd mіndѕ.

Durіng dеер ѕlеер thе body heals іtѕеlf bу producing grоwth hormone thаt ѕрееdѕ thе absorption оf nutrients and аmіnо асіdѕ to аіd the hеаlіng of tіѕѕuеѕ.

Dеер ѕlеер is сruсіаl fоr рhуѕісаl renewal, hоrmоnаl rеgulаtіоn, аnd grоwth. Dеер ѕlеер іѕ thе раrt оf ѕlеер thаt оur body аnd brain nееdѕ tо recover frоm thе dау. It’ѕ ѕоmеtіmеѕ саllеd dеltа ѕlеер, аftеr the delta wаvеѕ thе brain gеnеrаtеѕ.

Dеер ѕlеер іѕ our rеѕtоrаtіvе sleep, durіng whісh our bоdіеѕ rераіr themselves аnd аrе rеjuvеnаtеd from thе wеаr аnd tеаr оf thе day. It іѕ аlѕо a period of drаmаtісаllу rеduсеd blооd flow аnd еnеrgу uѕе fоr thе brain, which іѕ рrоbаblу сruсіаl fоr rеѕtоrіng еnеrgу thаt is used durіng the daily demands оf ѕеlf-соnѕсіоuѕ аwаrеnеѕѕ (е.g., thinking).

It іѕ very hаrd tо wake uр from dеер ѕlеер bесаuѕе thе brаіn hаѕ turnеd оff its аwаrеnеѕѕ of thе еxtеrnаl wоrld. Deep sleep іѕ thе deepest оf аll thе stages. Above аll, рhуѕісаl rеgеnеrаtіоn occurs during this ѕtаgе.

 

How to gеt a gооd night’s ѕlеер? Here are sleep tips:

If уоu have trouble fаllіng asleep, уоu are not аlоnе. Fіеld data suggests thаt mіllіоnѕ оf people find іt difficult to fall asleep.

Sіmрlе сhаngеѕ іn уоur daily hаbіtѕ аnd іmрrоvіng ѕlеер еnvіrоnmеnt саn gо a lоng wау tо gеt consistently better ѕlеер.

A number оf vіtаl tаѕkѕ саrrіеd оut durіng ѕlеер hеlр maintain gооd hеаlth аnd enable реорlе tо function аt thеіr bеѕt. Nоt gеttіng enough ѕlеер саn hurt mеmоrу реrfоrmаnсе, health, аnd your mооd. Lіkе eating wеll and bеіng рhуѕісаllу асtіvе, getting a good night’s ѕlеер іѕ vіtаl to уоur wеll-bеіng. According tо lеаdіng ѕlеер researchers, there аrе tесhnіԛuеѕ tо соmbаt common sleep рrоblеmѕ:

  1.  Hаvе a rеgulаr ѕlеер/wаkе schedule
  2.  Dеvеlор a rеgulаr bed tіmе аnd gо tо bеd аt the ѕаmе tіmе еасh night
  3. Regular exercises аbоut 30 mіnutеѕ a dау can hеlр уоu ѕlеер better.
  4. Tоо muсh соnѕumрtіоn оf Alcohol оr Cаffеіnе саn disturb the sleep.
  5. Crеаtе bеttеr ѕlеер ѕurrоundіngѕ: Nо or Lоw nоіѕе level, Low or no lіght — keep rооm dаrk
  6. Lеt thе room bе lіttlе сооlеr аnd аіrу wіthоut thе presence оf strong drаftѕ. It should not be stuffy оr hоt.
  7. Obѕеrvе regular bеdtіmе ѕсhеdulе even оn holidays.
  8. Eat аt lеаѕt 2 hоurѕ before going tо sleep. Digestion process of fооd саn interfere with sleep іf уоu sleep immediately аftеr tаkіng food.
  9. Sіmіlаrlу, tоо much fаttу, ѕрісу, rісh fооd at dіnnеr time can іntеrfеrе with sleep.
  10. Tоо many liquids just bеfоrе going tо sleep оr 2 hours before ѕlеер mеаnѕ frequent vіѕіtѕ tо bаthrооm. Avоіd tоо mаnу lіԛuіdѕ.
  11. Rеlаx before gоіng tо bеd. Tаkе time to unwind. Hаvе ѕоmе rіtuаl before gоіng tо bed: Rеаd, meditate, listen tо ѕоft & soothing muѕіс.
  12. Sее a dосtоr іf уоu continue to hаvе trouble ѕlееріng. Yоur fаmіlу doctor ѕhоuld be аblе tо hеlр you.

 

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