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Sleep Apnea Facts that will astound you, Part Three

Sleep Apnea Facts that will astound you, Part Three

 

 

Sleep apnea is a condition where one stops breathing during sleep. The duration of the stoppage can last up to one minute or longer. And it adds up even more over the course of an entire night, which is incredibly dangerous. Just how dangerous can all of this get?

Let’s cover one related link at a time to explain it.

The last in this series gave some scary statistics regarding Hypertension and sleep apnea.

Today, we’re talking about Type 2 Diabetes

Here’s a quick statistical snapshot:

  • 48% of type 2 diabetics have sleep apnea
  • Obstructive sleep apnea may have an effect on the development of type 2 Diabetes.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with insulin resistance.
  • 30% of patients presented to a sleep clinic have impaired glucose intolerance
  • Mild forms of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) may be important in predicting the risk of pre-diabetes.
  • 86% of obese type 2 diabetic patients suffer from sleep apnea.

Clearly, the statistical picture looks complicated.  However, there are options to control sleep apnea and Type 2 Diabetes.

This is the third installment of a four-part series.

1.877.430.2727 to discuss what can be done to ease the effects of sleep apnea and Type 2 Diabetes.

(the above statistics are supported by a complete list of references at Resmed.com)

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Sleep Apnea Facts that will astound you, Part Two

Sleep Apnea Facts that will astound you, Part Two

 

 

Sleep apnea is a condition when one stops breathing during sleep. The duration of the stoppage can last up to one minute or longer. And it adds up even more over the course of an entire night, which is incredibly dangerous. How dangerous? Let’s look at some sleep apnea facts. And we’ll start with a related physiological link to explain.

In the previous post, we discussed The Cardiovascular System and what the statistics revealed.

Today, we will cover the Circulatory System and how it is affected by sleep apnea, specifically Hypertension.

 

Hypertension (i.e. High Blood Pressure)

  • Studies have shown that sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for hypertension (a.k.a high blood pressure).
  • 30-83% of patients with Hypertension have sleep apnea
  • 43% of patients with mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea and 69% of patients with severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea have hypertension.
  • The American Heart Association guidelines on drug-resistant hypertension have shown that treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP is likely to improve blood pressure control.

Clearly, the statistical picture looks grim. However, there are options to control Sleep Apnea, SDB and Hypertension.

1.877.430.2727 to discuss what can be done.

This is the second installment of a four-part series.

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(The above statistics are supported by a complete list of references at Resmed.com.)

 

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Sleep Apnea Facts that will astound you, Part One

Sleep Apnea Facts that will astound you, Part One

 

Sleep apnea is a condition where one stops breathing during sleep. The duration of the stoppage can last up to one minute or longer. And it adds up even more over the course of an entire night, which is incredibly dangerous. How dangerous?

Let’s cover one related physiological link at a time to explain it.

 

The Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system and what happens when sleep apnea is present can be told with some statistics.  And this data wasn’t compiled to scare anyone. This is what is known, to date.

  • 7 million people in the United States, alone have heart failure.
  • Approximately 76% of congestive heart failure patients have Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).
  • Heart failure is the most expensive disorder to treat.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea is noted in 49% of Atrial Fibrillation patients and 30% of cardiovascular patients.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea presents in 70% of heart attack patients.

 

Clearly, the statistical picture looks grim. However, there are options to control Sleep Apnea and SDB.

This is the first installment of a four part series.

1.877.430.2727 to discuss what can be done to ease the effects of SDB.

(the above statistics are supported by a complete list of references at Resmed.com)

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Traveling with CPAP? Here are 7 more things to add to your list. Wait, it’s actually 9.

Traveling with CPAP? Here are 7 more things to add to your list, it’s actually 9.

 

Traveling with CPAP is more common than ever. Have you ever noticed someone with a bag as generic as your laptop bag?  It might be a CPAP user.

And if you’re one of them, then you know that preparation is everything when traveling.

The basics of traveling with a CPAP (a.k.a. PAP) include:

  1. Preparing for the PAP machine to be carry-on luggage
  2. Taking the PAP prescription and previous sleep study results with
    you
  3. Taking the recommended fluid amounts with you (for humidity, if
    applicable)
  4. Extra PAP filters
  5. Travel wipes to keep it all clean
  6. An A/C adapter with alternate plug-in capability

That list is a pretty good list.

We can add even more to it, thanks to creative manufacturers who have figured out PAP user needs, especially when traveling.

Here are seven more considerations:

1) Internal PAP sanitization devices, such as the SoClean2go™, for cleaning before/during/after enduring poor or questionable air quality destinations.

2) The neck Contour Twist™ for neck support or Contour Leg pillow™ for sleeping with PAP, if needed, on a plane, couch, sofa chair, fold-out bed, etc.

3) The Z1™ or Trancend® PAP devices, which are not only available, but fit in the palm of your hand. One version (the Transcend® PAP) can be worn on the head to save space.

4) Strap comfort accessories like Strap Softies™ or Forehead Softies™, assure even more comfort if you have to sleep in areas other than a bed. Why? No one wants those strap lines on the face.

5) Hose positioning accessories, like Cozy Hose Boss™. You’re no longer at home, so why is the tubing getting in your way?

6) The air is drier at your destination, and your humidifier works fine, but your nose is especially around your nose and nostrils. CPAP moisturizer therapy™ can help.

7) Is the sleeping area at your destination harboring new scents that make it difficult to sleep? CPAP Vapor Clear™ system will alter the scent for pleasing aromatherapy, and great sleep.

Bonus – PAP briefcase. Just in case you require a particular size for a PAP bag and will also hold other extras.

Hidden Bonus – Portable Power. Yes, batteries have been made specific for your PAP. Call ahead to assure the battery suits your PAP because it does matter, per the battery manufacturer. A battery works very well when you’re in the air, off-the-grid or no-where near an A/C outlet.

Traveling with your PAP unit has never been more comfortable and easy.

If you have questions about your specific travel needs, call 1.877.430.2727 for friendly, professional guidance.

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What You Don’t Know About PAP Masks Can Harm Your Sleep?

 

What You Don’t Know About PAP Masks Can Harm Your Sleep?

 

 

Not all PAP masks are equal.

There are roughly six applications of PAP interfaces, like nasal, nasal pillows, full face-mask, mouth-specific, hybrid masks and total face.

Several great benefits present themselves with any previously mentioned interface.

Let’s take a look at what those benefits are:

1) Great fit
2) Terrific comfort
3) Allow for most breathing tendencies
4) Provide enough support for a consistent full night’s rest.
5) Work very well with any pressure setting from a PAP device

Consider this.

If any of the above standards are not met, your sleep quality suffers.

Period.

So what should a PAP user do when shopping?

 

 

Here’s a strategy:

Shop local PAP supply vendors and ask if you can sample different masks either during your visit or on a night-to-night trial basis. Some online vendors do the same.

Please note: a deposit might apply for any trial.

The moral of the story?

Try before you buy. It might be cliché but it’s sound advice.

Plus, once you are satisfied with the mask you decide on, your chances of poor sleep quality practically disappear.

Great sleep beckons you!

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Suspect you need a new PAP pressure setting? Here’s something you haven’t thought about doing.

 

Suspect you need a new PAP pressure setting?

Here’s something you haven’t thought about doing.

 

 

 

Many PAP users find themselves wondering if the air pressure from their PAP unit is precise. This is especially true if one is a long time user and PAP results (like great sleep, etc.) have decreased, and sleep disturbances have increased.

The first reaction to this is to get the PAP checked for proper function. Presuming all is working with a visit to your vendor, a visit to the sleep doctor typically follows. During that consultation, he/she may say it’s time for a new setting. and a new sleep study is needed.

However, when your situation is reviewed, funding for a sleep test may not be available or feasible. Or maybe the insurance won’t pay. Or if the government subsidy could apply, there is a (possible) time-frame that must pass before funding gets authorized.

In the meantime, you need a new setting so assure the success of your PAP so you can get back to sleep. A great sleep doctor can lead you to a vendor who will help.

 

What the vendor will do

With this knowledge, you now see a vendor and now find yourself in one of these PAP situations:

  1. Are you doing an Autoset (trial) to determine new PAP pressure requirements?
    Trying to sleep with Auto (new or trial) for the first time?
  2. Or are you working with a newer machine versus your last one and can’t get used to the new pressure, even if it’s the same pressure you have been using.

Let’s also include that one of the above situations requires feedback to the doctor, so he/she can assist you with a better PAP pressure.

And at home and in spite of everything being set up properly and ready, something just isn’t working, and the PAP just isn’t panning out. Plus, you have only so much time to test a new solution (i.e. PAP trial agreement due date.a pending doctor follow-up, etc.). And worst of all, you’re desperate for sleep, energy, concentration, all of it.

What to do?

Well, the good news is there is a quick fix.

But first, take a deep breath.

Relax a moment while we explain.

There is a quick way to assure good results with a new PAP or an APAP so it records great results for a new PAP pressure determination.

It’s what we call the Progressive Sleep Time technique.

Let’s briefly examine what this means.

 

Progressive Sleep Time Technique

First, we presume that you have your trial machine, a successful mask, a comfortable sleeping area and allotted sleep time.

Excellent.

As you settle in to try again, start like this.

Take your new/borrowed Auto or new PAP and settle in for about one to two hours.

This presumes the PAP settings are on important comfort levels, such as a long ramp, or a one, two, three setting of pressure relief and mid-level humidifier setting, for example.

Favor and use your most comfortable mask. Very important!

But here’s the difference:

Be awake or lightly sleeping during the whole effort for one to two hours (your choice of duration).

Reason?

You must give yourself time to get used to it, a little bit at a time.

Whenever anyone on PAP therapy is presented with a new solution, excitement and hope drive someone to expect a full night’s sleep immediately, and on the first night of the trial period.

Let’s not approach it like that.

Instead, ease into it.

Walk before you run, as the adage says.

Once a few hours of rest or light sleep feels good and doable, then attempt a nap.

Go after a short nap, maybe an hour to start.

Get confident with an hour.

Then go back to your original PAP for the rest of the night, if you find comfort with it.

After this bit of success, try two hours of sleep time. And afterward, go back to your original PAP, etc.

Repeat this until you get to four hours, minimum.

Once you are at four hours, unless you are required to sleep longer, settle there and complete the trial with your mastery of this new duration on your trial PAP.

 

And that’s not all…

Of course, remember, it is a trial, so there’s no need to push more time on yourself unless you require more naturally, or the doctor has advised you differently.

Now, presuming you have accomplished your trial time on a new PAP, the data collected will reflect “honest” numbers, and you can “fill in the blanks” about your developing effort with sleep duration.

This approach just might assist you effectively in your quest for determining a smarter, more effective PAP setting, especially if going back to a sleep lab is not an option.

In most general PAP pressure studies, the above Progressive Sleep Time technique accomplishes enough to create better PAP experiences.

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The Resmed Swift Fx’s interchangeability quotient: Real or a Imagined? Part One

The Resmed Swift Fx’s interchangeability quotient: Real or a Imagined? Part One

 

Who would have thought of Resmed’s Swift Fx getting this much attention?

How much attention?

Grab a seat.

Let’s chat.

There is a Resmed mask that doesn’t mind you mixing and matching.

Resmed’s Swift Fx.

Yes, we had call it by name twice.

This little powerhouse of a mask can be converted into several other varieties with relative ease.

In fact, part one in this brief Resmed Swift Fx video series outlines one easy and quick wardrobe change that refuses to malfunction.

Here it is:

And the modified Video Transcript is below:

We’re going to show you how this simple little mask, the Resmed Swift Fx, changes into different masks. Today, we’re going to change the Swift Fx into the Swift FX For Her. Here we go.

First, we’re going to take the front tubing assembly out of the front of the cushion. The cushion shown is the medium. Even though the mask comes ready to use with a medium size cushion, in its place will be the small size, which is part of the Swift Fx For Her nasal pillows package.

 

Let me show you how I did this.

I pulled the soft square out from the opening square, replaced the medium with the small. The soft squares of the small size nose cushion insert into each open square. The front tubing has its own pink circular frame which inserts into the small cushion. Once in, the tubing should swing freely, circle three hundred sixty degrees, and float inside its socket.

After this, the pink Velcro strap inserts where the blue one once was. Once together, the adjustable portion of the headgear wears atop the head and the pillows are assigned to be worn within the nostrils. The S portion (or size indication) should be outwardly exposed on the external part of the nasal cushion.

The Velcro adjusts to the back of the head while the soft plastic strap above pulls inside the plastic housing and holds in place.

Optional comfort is provided by the pink slip covers that go over the soft rubber side bands of the nasal mask.

This is now the Resmed Swift Fx For Her.

In the next segment, we will turn the Resmed Swift Fx For Her into the Swift Fx Nano.

Part Two of this series is here.

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Resmed’s New F20 mask, Part Two by CPAPClinic

Traditional Elbow

 

Resmed’s New F20 mask: A review, Part Two

 

Traditional Elbow

Continuing on discussing the F20 by Resmed…

THE MASK FRAME AND ELBOW

The F20 mask frame presents a more compact feel and design when compared to the F10, The angles where the headgear attaches and ´pulls´ the mask onto the face have remained consistent. There have been some interesting changes to the F20’s elbow and exhaust design.

The Squeeze Tab allows easy removal of the elbow joint, at the point of the frame. They are easy to locate, and will prove to be more durable than the flimsy rubber bits on the F10. In addition, ResMed has employed harder plastic for the entire elbow assembly, likely making this part a bit more durable as well.

 

THE HEADGEAR and sizing

The headgear design, in principle, remains similar to the F10. Obviously the mechanism of attaching the headgear has changed  while the basic design is still solid. The fabric is breathable, plush-like and stable.

Before obtaining the F20, you can print and size your face with the template below:

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Conclusion

Altogether, the combination of the small improvements add up to a unique design. Resmed has fine-tuned the open face full face design and continues to come a long way with its engineering since the Quattro FX mask line.

Overall, we feel ResMed has done a grand job here. They have incorporated the best features of their previous masks and have created what seems to be a very solid package called the F20.  This mask rates a “10” out of ten in our book.

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Explaining The Popularity of Resmed’s Swift FX: What’s the Big Deal?

Explaining The Popularity of Resmed’s Swift FX: What’s the Big Deal?

 

Resmed’s Swift Fx nasal pillows system has been the marketplace for the last few years. It caught many user’s attention and has managed to raise the eyebrow of many who are seeking the best in PAP nasal pillow mask technology. With this emergence, claims about the Swift Fx’s performance value have remained steady and undaunted. This article will examine the marvel that is the Swift Fx.

 

Resmed’s Swift Fx has been touted as intuitive.

Just how is this nasal pillows CPAP mask intuitive?

Let’s take a closer look.

Straight out of the bag, a small arrangement of soft, near slippery headgear with a clip of Velcro strapping finds one’s fingertips. Soon to touch are the nasal pillows with long extendable tubing.

That’s it.

Upon closer inspection a few details take center stage.

The ribbed plastic (meant for the top of the head) grabs at the solidly designed adjustment housing and actually stays in place. The Velcro strap measures 44 cm or 17.5 inches when laid out on a table, before interlacing it into the head gear for adjustment. When the head gear is fully assembled, the Velcro hold is solid and unwavering.  These two adjustments hold firmly, allowing the mask to be taken off and replaced when needed, without re-adjustment concerns.

The mask comes ready out of the box with the medium size nasal pillows already in place. The other two sizes, small and large, are included.

Should medium be what you require, the mask is ready and is as claimed, very intuitive.

Replacing the cushion is quite easy when following the accurate illustrations within the included product user booklet.

The mask has strong value in adapting to the size of one’s facial landscape, remains light, and feels comfortably snug.

Conclusion; The Swift Fx is quite intuitive.

 

 

Another claim is that the Swift Fx remains in place and gives near perfect performance with any prescribed PAP setting.

Let’s give this a try.

Upon placing the mask on the head, its lightweight feature is remarkable, making the user wonder about it sustaining higher PAP pressures. Unbelievably, this mask lives up to its claim. The other side of this is tolerating higher pressures, which is a separate concern.  Alternatively, when sustaining higher pressures, the nasal pillows remain in place, seal comfortably and deliver as claimed.

When Resmed says premium performance, they are correct.

 

The pillows themselves maintain a solid nasal seal despite any movement during sleep?

Upon wearing this mask, it does travel with you in every direction, in the right way. The extendable tubing allows gentle flexibility so the entire nasal pillows system moves with you(i.e. from 36 cm to near 48 cm (15 to 19 inches)), not away from you. It also rotates 360 degrees.

Smart. Very smart.

This means the mask remains stable and flexible as claimed.

 

 

Is this cutting edge PAP mask technology?

It seems everyone is weighing in.

And it’s getting better.

This line of Swift Fx has expanded. There is a For Her version as well as the Generic version.

The line has now developed into the Swift Fx Bella and Swift Fx Nano.

Is Resmed planning more?

Time will tell.

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Resmed F10 Full Face Mask- A Behind The Scenes Fitting

 

Resmed F10 Full Face Mask- A Behind The Scenes Fitting

 

The Resmed F10 Full Face Mask is a new full face mask series offering a more comfortable fit with easy adjustment options. This article (with video below) will detail just how quick and easy it is to work with the F10.

After removing the F10 from its packaging, you will see just how light it feels and how few parts there are. Once assuring the mask is complete, it is ready to use right out of the bag. Let’s see how easy fitting the F10 mask really is.

 

The Fitting

Before beginning to fit your F10, it’s a good idea to detach the F10 elbow connector from the mask by squeezing the buttons on the elbow and removing it from the mask.  The smoothed portion of the elbow will insert into your CPAP tubing.  Set this tubing aside until your mask is on your face.

Begin fitting by setting the lower part of the face mask cushion into the crease of the chin. Do this while pulling back on the straps up and over the head, i.e. the putting on a hat motion.

Once the mask is on, the top soft part of the face cushion should be resting lightly on the top of the nose bridge. Make sure the cushion is not too high or close to the eyes and not too low on the mid-portion of the chin. The cushion should be sitting just above the top of the nose bridge and the lower part of the cushion seated within the crease of the chin.

Center the mask to assure the fit.

Moreover, take the Velcro tabs on either side of the head strap (i.e. just above the ears on both sides of your head), pull them out and pull back just enough for a comfortable, even hold on the head.

After which, take and loop the straps (i.e. below the ears) one by one to the mask. Center the mask again. Adjust your head straps for a comfortable, balanced fit above and below the ears.

Then connect the elbow by squeezing the buttons (on the mask elbow) while inserting it into the mask opening. Release the buttons for a proper connection, let the tubing dangle and be arranged to your liking.

Press the start button on your CPAP.

You are now ready to connect to your CPAP and sleep.

Here’s a quick F10 overview video:

 

Lastly, if you still require assistance with this mask, please contact us.

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Three Major Differences When Considering the SoClean2 or SoClean2go

 Three Major Differences When Considering the SoClean2 or SoClean2go

 

The Birth Of The SoClean2 – A Story

CPAP cleaning has always been an important topic among users and educators alike. The common question which invariably gets asked is: How does the inside of a CPAP get cleaned?  Well, up until 2011, there wasn’t much of an answer.

Www.betterrestsolutions.com decided to change the answer.

The SoClean2 is a home sanitization machine designed for cleaning the inner portions of a CPAP machine, plus the hose and mask.

 

The SOClean2Go is a smaller version of the home version accomplishing the same end.

 

So what are the major differences that could help someone understand the over use of either unit?

Here they are:

1) The SoClean2 is utilized by a power cord while the SoClean 2Go operates on eight (8) AA batteries.

2) The SoCLean2 ‘s sanitization duration can be programmed while the SoClean 2Go is preset.

3) The SOClean2 highlights a display with five (5) easy to use buttons whereas he SoClean2Go only has one button and one on/off switch.

4) The soclean2go can be plugged in, with an adapter.

For more information, please call 1 877 430 2727 or go online to cpapclinic.ca to talk about the SoClean2.

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Four Full Face Mask Fitting Tips You Were Never Told About!

Face Mask Fitting Tips You Were Never Told About

 

 

CPAP full face mask fitting is a necessary process for many CPAP users, new and experienced. Some would say it’s relatively easy while others say it’s a frustrating process. The full face mask has its share of details make it one of the best interface options around.

 

No two Full Face Masks Are Equal, But…

This type of mask follows some important handling and fitting instructions.  Many instruction manuals do explain the use of CPAP masks, including the full face mask. We have devised a super quick reference for your convenience.

 

Here are the Four Tips That You Need To Know:

1) Always assure balanced pressures all around your mouth and nose. This usually means backing off the straps completely and resetting the strap tension evenly, one set of straps at a time.

Example:

If your full face  mask has straps that are above your ears, pull the left and right straps back evenly. Not too tight though. The soft plastic is known to curl and create gaps, encouraging you to over-tighten.  Please avoid over tightening.

Repeat the same for the two straps below your ears.

 

Now you are ready to try and sleep.

If the mask starts to leak, repeat suggestion #1 and reset the straps. But this time pull back only slightly and evenly on the straps above the ears, then below the ears. This is a great  solution for many CPAP users.

 

2) Assure that the cushion (part that touches your face) is clean before using. This can mean wiping it off with a CPAP wipe or completely washing, rinsing and drying the soft mask cushion. This also means a better, more concentrated, non-slip fit.

 

3) Check those straps! If you have given into temptation with over tightening the straps, those straps might be over stretched a bit. If this is the case, consider replacing the straps. A good fit is better than half effective fixes on over stretched headgear (i.e. tape, stitching up the straps, etc.)

 

4) Your sleeping position is important to a good mask seal. Sometimes when we sleep, our movement during sleep can knock off or break the seal of a perfectly good full face mask, thereby causing incredible leaking and an even worse night’s rest.

Consider a CPAP pillow to help. It features full neck support plus carved out sections of the pillow to accommodate side sleeping to eliminate mask leaking.

A more ambitious approach is to tell yourself to sleep in one position for the night. It has been known to work and it might be worth a try.

Take-home points:

  • Always assure balanced pressures all around your mouth and nose.
  • Assure that the cushion (part that touches your face) is clean before using.
  • Your sleeping position is important to a good mask seal.
  • Check those straps!

Cpapclinic.ca is available at 1.877.430.2727 for questions about mask fitting.

Here’s to your CPAP full face mask success!

 

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Airsense 10- Three Important Things That Will Surprise You

Airsense 10- Three Important Things That Will Surprise You

 

 

Fresh out of the box, the Resmed Airsense 10 comes ready to use in most situations. Here are three things not readily obvious when using your new Airsense 10:

1) When the device runs without your mask on, it will shut off after a few seconds. It will only happen if Smartstart is enabled.

2) The unit display dims to black within a few minutes.

3)  When the Airsense 10 is running, it can have automatic ramp enabled, which means the unit waits for you to fall asleep, detects your sleep and raises the pressure to your prescribed setting.

Good things continue to be discovered in this latest installment from Resmed in PAP devices.

Learn more about the Airsense 10 today!

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Taking PAP with you on a trip? Airport security will question why. Here’s your answer…

 Taking PAP with you on a trip? Airport security will question why. Here’s your answer…

 

 

Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine

The very small and lightweight Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine can quickly be added to carry on luggage or inside a tote, making CPAP therapy more adaptable to a busy lifestyle. Living away from electricity can be a reality by adding the OPTIONAL lightweight, integrated battery system. This is an auto adjusting CPAP machine designed to deliver the most effective level of air pressure on a breath by breath basis all night long. The Z1 Auto can be set as a single pressure CPAP if desired.

 

Features

  • Small & Discreet for Travel
  • Built-in Bluetooth for Nitelog App
  • Advanced Sleep Data Reporting
  • Z-Breathe Pressure Relief
  • Auto Altitude Adjusting
  • Leak Compensation
  • Ramp Feature Available
  • Quiet 26dBA Operation
  • Z1 APAP 30 Day Risk Free Trial
  • OPTIONAL Integrated Battery

 

Small & Discreet for Travel

The Z1 Auto machine is assigned for use on the go or at home. It easily fits into a backpack for camping, hiking or as a carry-on during travel. The unique design more closely resembles an electric razor than a CPAP machine. The small footprint of the machine takes minimal room on your bedside table. The machine has small rubber feet on the base to help stabilize the unit. The Z1 Auto weighs in at 10 ounces and measures 6.48 inches long x 3.3 inches wide x 2.02 inches high.

 

 

 

Nitelog App and Data Reporting

The Z1 Auto has a built-in Bluetooth chip used to wirelessly connect to a nearby smartphone or tablet using the free Nitelog app. This machine transmits PAP usage data to the phone or pad for your review. Nitelog will allow the user to adjust basic machine settings such as Z-Breathe and ramp. Nitelog compiles the reports for the past day, week or 30 days of use.

 

Your usage report can be emailed from the smartphone or tablet, or screen shots can be snapped and stored to the memory of the phone or pad. The Z1 functions can be performed on the Z1 machine without the use of Nitelog.

 

This completes part two of this two part series.

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Improvement to the Respironics Wisp PAP Mask is Here!

 Improvement to the Respironics Wisp PAP Mask is Here!

New for 2016!

 

This new accessory from Respironics allows patients to easily remove the side clasps of the WISP nasal mask.  It helps to reduce wear and tear on the headgear area of the mask.  The newly designed clips work with either the fabric or silicone style WISP frames.

Respironics Wisp

Here is a quick view of the new clips.

These accessories are in our warehouse ASAP for 2017 and beyond!

Order with this part number – 1120434

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