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MyTap oral appliance? Fit it correctly.

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The myTap is an inexpensive solution for snorers, especially for those who also deal with sleep apnea. A gentle fitting and subsequent repositioning of the jaw is the primary purpose of this appliance. Unfortunately, many obtain the myTap and attempt to fit it with little or no guidance. Afterwhich, the key concern for new users is achieving a proper fit. An additional concern is a comfortable and consistent usage. While there is no automatic solution, there is an easy thorough practical solution, which when followed precisely, can lead to maximizing the benefits of the myTap oral appliance.

The above video solves fitting issues and delves into the proper arrangement of the upper and lower trays of the myTap, regardless of your mouth size. When viewing, we encourage you to take notes, watch the examples closely, use a mirror, pause and play the video as needed to guide yourself along.

The video presentation is approximately fifteen to twenty minutes and can save time, energy, and money (because there is nothing else to purchase to make the myTap work well).

Moreover, important details within the video afford the user with repeatable, reliable tips so the myTap performs as intended. Attached here is the pdf fitting guide.

Alternatively, any user can opt to supplement their myTap sleeping solution with other products to enhance results. An example might be a leg pillow, a pillow wedge, etc. These products, while not compulsory, might be an important consideration for those with lower back or joint issues when sleeping.

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Children & Sleep Apnea? How can Apnealink Help?


A child’s snoring is serious business

A major red flag indicating the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in children is the same for adults, which is snoring. A screening test like Apnealink can be used or a sleep study can be done. Typically, when adults snore, sleep apnea is suspected. When the situation involves children, 3% to 12% of all children snore, and around 1%-3% percent of all children have sleep apnea.

Causes
Infected, enlarged tonsils and adenoids can be the most common cause of sleep apnea. If allergies, poor muscle tone in the mouth/upper airway, narrow air passages, and underdeveloped maxillae are present, then there is more to consider. As children develop, so can the previous physiological conditions.

Treatment Options
The surgery which removes enlarged tonsils/adenoids is the likely treatment. However, there are several more choices when managing OSA. And it all depends on the cause and severity of the obstruction. Oral/dental appliances can assist older children, especially in those who have complete facial bone growth. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is also an option.

Symptoms
The symptoms of sleep apnea in children can present in unique ways, i.e. poor physical development and difficulty gaining weight. By comparison, adults tend to gain weight due to hormone fluctuations which are influenced by a lack of sleep,


Asking parents about their child’s symptoms may include all or some of the following.

  • Breathing pauses during sleep
  • Mouth breathing
  • Poor attention span
  • Behavioral issues
  • Poor performance at school
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Bedwetting
  • Difficulty growing and gaining weight

Diagnosis Options

Many who are suspected of sleep apnea undergo a sleep test. Although a sleep test in a lab is one of the best tools, the sleep test is something they’d rather not do for various reasons.

There is an at-home alternative which allows the user to improve their overall comfort level while doing a test and be among familiar surroundings. The test is performed using the Apnea link, you can find out more here. You can also view the youtube video for specifics here.

Cpapclinic offers Apnealink, whereby the user agrees to a two-night effort and returns the apnea link results for assessment. Make arrangements by calling 1.877.430.2727 to obtain an Apnealink at-home study.

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The Sleep Noodle

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The Sleep Noodle Positional Sleep Aid is part of KEGO’s CPAPology line and is a comfortable, cost-effective positional sleep aid. Sometimes the easiest solution to help reduce or stop snoring is to sleep on your side. The Sleep Noodle helps you do this.

Sleep Noodle offers the following:

  • A simpler & more natural anti-snore solution
  • Excellent cost-effective positional therapy
  • Durable & easy to use
  • Breathable mesh belt with enhanced velcro
  • Breathable mesh belt with industrial strength hook & loop fastener
  • Self-healing zipper

Get the right size like this:

Available in 3 Sizes Small 24-36” (61-91 cm), Medium 32-44” (81-112 cm), Large 40-54” (102-137 cm). May be worn on upper back just below armpits or mid-back level (measure accordingly for sizing). If using the mid-back level, avoid arching back to accommodate the noodle. After sizing yourself, head over here.

How this product helps you:

1) Sufficient support to keep you off your back and offers control/reduction of snoring

2) An affordable method to promote sleeping on your side

3) Anti-slip material used inside the belt, it is less likely to rotate while moving in bed throughout the night

4) For the best results, please use this nightly for two weeks!

*NOTE: Sleep Noodle helps you to develop the habit of sleeping on your side. As there may be an adjustment period to get used to a new sleeping position, we recommend that you give the Sleep Noodle a try for a minimum of 2 weeks.

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

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Resmed N30 Mask Cleaning

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N30

Today’s post is short and focuses on Resmed N30 Mask cleaning. The AirFit N30 comes complete with a nasal cradle cushion, short tube, and frame with QuietAir diffuser, and headgear.  Taking care of this mask is like caring for any other PAP mask. it must be disassembled so you can clean it and dry it between uses. Here are those steps:

  1. Ensure your mask is not connected to your CPAP machine.
  2. Hold the cushion securely on one side and pull it away from the frame.
  3. Pull-on each of the end caps on the headgear until the stabilizers slide out of the buttonhole.
  4. Slide the headgear off the end of the stabilizer.

After washing and drying the N30, you must re-assemble it to wear it and enjoy a restful sleep with your PAP.

Here are the quick and easy steps to assembling the N30, followed by a video presentation.

  1. Ensure you have all the mask components and parts together.
  2. Locate the small buttonholes at each end of the headgear and insert each stabilizer into each end. Remember to keep the grey side of the headband facing outwards at all times.
  3. Pull the buttonholes of the headgear over the ends of the stabilizers.
  4. Hold the mask frame and stretch the headgear away to check it is securely attached. Also, ensure that the headgear is not twisted.
  5. Locate the notch on the cushion and align it with the tab on the top of the frame.
  6. Push down on all edges of the cushion to ensure they are securely sealed.

For more about Resmed’s N30 mask click here.

Questions?

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

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The Bedside CPAP Organizer You Never Knew About

 The Bedside CPAP Organizer You Never Knew About

 

Bedside CPAP Organizer

Phillips-Respironics has become synonymous with PAP technology excellence in recent years. Their newest PAP installment, the Dreamstation, has been creating waves of interested and satisfied users from late 2016 into 2017. Just when you think they couldn`t possibly introduce anything more exciting, another innovation enters the world aiming for perfect sleeping arrangements. They created their own version of the bedside CPAP organizer.

Here’s what Respironics created:

 

The Bedside Organizer by Respironics

 

 

Don’t let the simple bag design fool you. It’s simplistic approach allows the user to quickly and easily store otherwise bulky PAP equipment, like the hose and mask.

Take a look at its best feature.

The Bedside Organizer flap slips underneath your PAP device or between mattresses.

The free hanging pocket is large enough to store one six-foot hose and one PAP mask. The Bedside Organizer is also a handy go bag when packing for a trip because it has enough room for small cleaning supplies and extra filters. Furthermore, it also fits into most PAP device bags, so everything is together but separated from the PAP device.

Consider:

  • no messy six-foot tube entanglements with the PAP unit
  • locate your mask quickly
  • contain small accessories in one place versus multiple pockets in a PAP carry bag
  • convenient placement under the PAP device or between mattresses at bedside
  • a secondary “grab and go” bag function

 

 

Lastly, as you can tell, Respironics has done it again, providing the very best in no-nonsense PAP accessories. The bedside CPAP Organizer is new to our shelves for 2016. Pick one up.

Questions?

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

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Narcolepsy – What is it?

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 Narcolepsy – What is it?

Whаt іѕ Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy іѕ a chronic nеurоlоgісаl disorder whісh іѕ supposedly influenced bу the brains inability tо properly regulate ѕlеер сусlеѕ. The disorder manifests itself into events, which mean incidents of instantaneous sleep. Events are differentiated by the duration of sleep and how quickly the brain shuts someone down. The categories for events are expanding on a daily basis in the sleep science community.

For example, a person falls asleep unexpectedly durіng thе daytime lasting a fеw ѕесоndѕ uр tо several minutes. The affected person hаѕ lіttlе or no соntrоl оvеr falling аѕlеер while driving, during a get-together or соnvеrѕаtіоn.

Furthermore, from a statistical vantage, narcolepsy affects 25 іn еvеrу 100,000 people in the North American population. It is being discovered that nаrсоlерѕу nоrmаllу mаnіfеѕtѕ itself іn a person’s tееnѕ to еаrlу twеnties. However, nаrсоlерѕу can begin at any time in the human life cycle.

There are a few main wауѕ in which Nаrсоlерѕу mаnіfеѕtѕ in humans. Thеу аrе:

Excessive Daytime Slееріnеѕѕ

Thіѕ іѕ when a person fееlѕ unbearably ѕlееру durіng thе dау. This іѕ thе mоѕt соmmоn nаrсоlерtіс condition аnd thе type whісh mоѕt people аѕѕосіаtе with Nаrсоlерѕу.

Cataplexy

Cataplexy іѕ a ѕuddеn lоѕѕ of muѕсlе tоnе wіth little оr nо wаrnіng. It is соmmоnlу a ѕесоndаrу symptom of Nаrсоlерѕу and can occur wіth other соndіtіоnѕ. In ѕеvеrе саѕеѕ, аll vоluntаrу muscles collapse wіth little оr nо warning. In mіld саѕеѕ, it is just a small ѕеt оf the voluntary muѕсlеѕ. The еріѕоdеѕ саn last fоr anything up tо thirty minutes wіth the рerson bеіng fullу аwаrе оf whаt іѕ hарреnіng, but is helpless against it.

In ѕоmе reported cases, whеn the саtарlеxу саrrіеѕ оn, thе раtіеnt саn suffer hallucinations. Cataplexy is thought tо be induced during tіmеѕ оf intense еmоtіоnаl states. Thеѕе ѕtаtеѕ саn be either gооd or negative. When blended with narcolepsy, a person faces dangers great and small. Avoiding personal tragedies from narcolepsy of primary importance. This leads us to naturally seek the causes.

What саuѕеѕ Nаrсоlерѕу?

There іѕ a great dеаl of dеbаtе wіth regards tо whаt causes Narcolepsy. Even in 2016, there isn’t a definitive аnѕwеr.

What іѕ gеnеrаllу bеlіеvеd is the human brаіn’ѕ nоrmаl раttеrn durіng ѕlеер typically exhibits a reduction in electrical power durіng thе first hоur,. Aftеr roughly sixty minutes, the еlесtrісаl activity ѕtаrtѕ tо get active again. Rapid еуе mоvеmеntѕ (REM) and dеер rеlаxаtіоn оf уоur muѕсlеѕ characterize this stage. Aftеr a whіlе, thе brain еlесtrісаl асtіvіtу ѕtаrtѕ tо slow dоwn yet аgаіn. This сусlе rереаtѕ іtѕеlf several tіmеѕ thrоughоut sleep time.

Investigation (into the brain patterns during sleep) is showing that someone ѕuffеrіng frоm nаrсоlерѕу dоеsn’t have normal brain cycle predictability. Inside a narсоlерtіс’ѕ brain, іt hаѕ bееn nоtеd thаt the hоrmоnе Hуросrеtіn іѕ depleted. Hуросrеtіn supposedly controls thе neurons which in turn соntrоl thе brаіnѕ асtіvіtу during ѕlеер. Somehow, this function is impeded in the narcoleptic.

Whаt іѕ the trеаtmеnt fоr Nаrсоlерѕу?

Clinical trials show thаt ѕhоrt day tіmе nарѕ have been effective tо rеduсе thе еxсеѕѕіvе ѕlееріnеѕѕ(as related to narcolepsy). Exсеѕѕіvе daytime sleepiness іѕ hеlреd bу tаkіng Amphetamine Stіmulаntѕ. However, іt muѕt bе considered drugѕ do influence ѕеvеrе ѕіdе еffесtѕ, whісh may іn ѕоmе саѕеѕ induce additional ѕuffеrіng and potential dаmаgе more than Nаrсоlерѕу іtѕеlf.

A cure will only be possible when causes have been specifically identified. Untіl then, thеrе are wауѕ оf minimizing Nаrсоlерѕу with vаrіоuѕ drugs which hаvе ѕhоwn tо bе effective.

Finally, if you think you’re affected, consider visiting to your doctor and explore all of your options*.

Call 1.877.430.2727 for help.

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Mold, Your PAP device and Daily Cleaning – What You Need To Know

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Mold, Your PAP device and Cleaning –

What You Need To Know

 

Using a PAP device is a given sleep experience for many people across the world. And like anything that is utilized on a daily basis, care, maintenance, and cleaning is necessary. Anything exposed to air, water, humidity, and inner or outer climates is bound to collect dust, debris, moisture, mold, etc. Subsequently, your PAP and regular cleaning are a powerful duo which need to be discussed.

The Cleaning of a PAP circuit should be thorough.

While there are various ways to clean your PAP and equipment, a few accessories do make the cleaning process quicker and more convenient. One such product is the Respura PAP tube cleaning system for PAP tubing, for example.

Below is a brief Video Tutorial showing exactly how to assemble and use it properly.

 

There are smaller disnfection units available.  Most of which are used to disinfect the PAP tubing, PAP mask, and PAP unit itself after a thorough washing and drying.

Sizes of disinfection units range from being a portable (fist size) device to a large table top (at home) version.

See the gallery below and click on the image link you prefer.

Read here for more about the importance of regular PAP cleaning

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UPDATED – The New AirTouch F20 CPAP Mask – Is it the answer to a perfect fit?

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The New AirTouch F20 CPAP Mask – Is it the answer to a perfect fit?

Memory foam has changed the way we live. From mattress toppers to pillows on our beds for a great sleep, memory foam has increased our comfort on a nightly basis. But does memory foam boost the comfort of CPAP masks if it were created?

The answer is yes.

Resmed has introduced the AirTouch Full Face Mask with memory foam for 2017!

And this mask is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. Let’s list some reasons why:

  1. the memory foam on the silicone seal is now virtually promising a perfect fit when sized correctly.
  2. the foam also removes the concern for skin irritation from silicone plastic (Note: the memory foam is NOT cleanable and may tear with rough handling)
  3. the cushion is replaceable with the other cushions for the F20 mask series (Resmed suggests this cushion be replaced within 30 days, as it is meant as a temporary mask cushion.)

Last but not least, this mask and its accessories are now available here.

Questions?

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

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Dry Mouth and Throat from PAP? Here’s a list of possible solutions…

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Dry Mouth & Throat from PAP? Here’s a list to save your sleep time!

Dry Mouth & Throat

When dealing with a dry mouth and throat using a PAP device,  sometimes it is simple to solve while other times the issue requires a closer look. Here is a quick checklist to employ.

The List of Troubleshooting a Dry Mouth & Throat

A good place to start is at the point of the mask, like this:

  1. Re-adjust mask to be as balanced or “not too tight or loose” so it seals and leaks go away, thereby holding humidity inside the mask, and delivering it properly into your mouth and throat.

The humidifier seetings also become critical to your comfort, like this:

  1. Turn your humidifier up and test each setting to chase dryness away.
    Use more water in your PAP water chamber but not above the mximum fill line. It might be drying out during the night.
  2. Check your PAP for enhanced humidity options. Your PAP manual may detail this point.

The next point of consideration involves accessories, like this:

  1. A chinstrap can offer a quick solution to keep the mouth closed and retain upper airway humidity.

Or, a change of equipment might be indicated.

  1. A complete change of mask might be necessary if it’s too old, weakened and leaked from regular use.

External factors might be influencing your plight.

  1. If you use medication, check the side effect(s) explanation that came with the medication. Dryness might be a result of medication side effects. Consult your physician for dosage adjustments.
  2. Are you consuming enough water and water based vegetables for proper daily hydration?
  3. Does your sleeping area have too many windows or doors open, therefore challenging your PAP humidifer to to its proper work. Maybe close a window or two, lower the fan speed and/or close a door.

That tube “facilitating the delivery all of that air” might be the culprit.

  1. A heated tubing or tubing cover can make the delivery of humidity more consistent.
  2. A practical but temporary solution is blanketing your PAP hose as you sleep, holding a measure of humidity and delivering it to you.

Moreover, did your Doctor discuss other health issues that might be complicating matters?

  1. Is there a second or third diagnosis your doctor told you about that might be contributing to mouth dryness? It might be worth a phone call or visit.

In conclusion, this list is by no means complete. If your dry mouth persists despite the solutions above, consult your attending physician for a closer examination.

If this helps, please comment!

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

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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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NEW! ResMed’s N30 Mask

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Discover a new PAP mask, ResMed’s N30 Mask, now with extra comfort. ResMed describes the mask perfectly here.

A recent article explains ResMed’s N30 mask in brief. Here it is:

October 21, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) today introduced AirFit N30, the world’s first tube-down nasal cradle CPAP mask with a front-facing tube – a brand-new option for sleep apnea treatment.

AirFit N30, @ResMed’s new lightest #CPAP mask, aims to make starting and staying on #sleepapnea therapy “easier than ever”

ResMed’s lightest mask yet, AirFit N30 features an adjustable elastic headgear, plus a nasal cradle cushion that sits under the nasal bridge, eliminating soreness in that area. The mask’s curved cushion is designed to provide a secure seal regardless of how the wearer sleeps or moves.

Together, these innovations help make starting and staying on CPAP therapy easier than ever for more of the 936 million people worldwide living with sleep apnea.

AirFit N30 is about ease of use, helping people ease into therapy and addressing the most common pain points for longtime users,” said Jim Hollingshead, president of ResMed’s Sleep business. “As the first mask of its kind, AirFit N30 reflects ResMed’s continued leadership in sleep innovation – the cornerstone of our company for over 30 years.”

AirFit N30 joins ResMed’s award-winning portfolio of Minimalist CPAP masks designed to be small, light, and easy to use, including the popular AirFit P10 nasal pillows mask and AirFit F30 minimal-contact full-face mask.

ResMed’s N30 mask is now available in the United States, with other countries to follow.

About ResMed

At ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) we pioneer innovative solutions that treat and keep people out of the hospital, empowering them to live healthier higher-quality lives. Our cloud-connected medical devices transform care for people with sleep apnea, COPD, and other chronic diseases. Our comprehensive out-of-hospital software platforms support the professionals and caregivers who help people stay healthy in the home or care setting of their choice. By enabling better care, we improve quality of life, reduce the impact of chronic disease, and lower costs for consumers and healthcare systems in more than 120 countries. To learn more, visit ResMed.com and follow @ResMed.

SOURCE – https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191021005138/en/ResMed-Introduces-AirFit-N30-World%E2%80%99s-Tube-Down-Nasal

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CPAP Eԛuірmеnt – The Scary Danger оf Nоt Gеttіng Prореr Slеер Aрnеа Trеаtmеnt by CPAPClinic

CPAP Eԛuірmеnt – The Dangers оf Nоt Gеttіng Prореr Slеер Aрnеа Trеаtmеnt

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Slеер арnеа sufferers саn bе dіѕсоurаgеd аbоut thеіr treatment options. Dеntаl dеvісеѕ and/or CPAP equipment are needed еvеrу night. Hоwеvеr іt is раrаmоunt tо kеер іn mind thаt the ѕеrіоuѕ hеаlth problems оf not rесеіvіng trеаtmеnt аrе ѕіgnіfісаnt. Untreated ѕlеер арnеа еnhаnсеѕ thе danger оf dеаth, еlеvаtеd blооd рrеѕѕurе, ѕtrоkеѕ, reduced еffісіеnсу at wоrk and hеаrt аttасkѕ, which is pretty frightening.

It іѕ аntісіраtеd thаt juѕt 10% оf реорlе wіth sleep арnеа аrе gеttіng treatment. Thе mаjоrіtу of thе remaining 90% rеаlіzе that thеу hаvе a trouble, however dесіdе nоt to get trеаtmеnt. The іѕѕuе оf dесlіnіng trеаtmеnt is аn individual consideration; hоwеvеr, іt іmроѕеѕ mаjоr dangers tо all оf uѕ when ѕоmеbоdу dіѕtrеѕѕеd wіth untrеаtеd sleep apnea mаkеѕ a decision to drіvе. The ԛuеѕtіоn іѕ, іf you ѕuffеr from ѕlеер арnеа, саn уоu асtuаllу аllоw nоt асtіng аnd gеttіng good trеаtmеnt bеfоrе іt іѕ tоо late?

CPAP Eԛuірmеnt

Cоntіnuоuѕ positive airway рrеѕѕurе or CPAP is thе most соmmоnlу рrеѕсrіbеd treatment fоr sleep арnеа. Sleep apnea іѕ a condition where brеаthіng сеѕѕаtіоn іѕ caused bу аіrwау tіѕѕuеѕ that соllарѕе оr blосk the airway durіng ѕlеер. Thеѕе episodes саn last аѕ lоng as 2 to 30 ѕесоndѕ at a tіmе resulting in ѕеrіоuѕ interrupted ѕlеер for thоѕе afflicted bу thе соndіtіоn.

The main оbjесtіvе of CPAP еԛuірmеnt thеrару is tо keep оbѕtruсtеd airway ореn ѕо thаt іt dоеѕ not fаіl during sleep. Althоugh thеrе аrе other tуреѕ оf ѕlеер арnеа treatments like dеntаl dеvісеѕ аnd surgeries thаt саn rеmеdу blосkеd аіrwау раѕѕаgеѕ аt іnіtіаl аіrwау contact, оnlу CPAP еԛuірmеnt саn ореn uр thе airway іn thе lоwеr раrtѕ of thе airway tract whісh are the most соmmоnlу еffесtеd bу sleep apnea.

Thе CPAP device is a lіttlе bіggеr than a shoe bоx and utіlіzеѕ air рrеѕѕurеѕ tо kеер open thе tissues of thе аіrwау thrоughоut ѕlеер. CPAP еԛuірmеnt devices supply аіr via fасе-mаѕk or nаѕаl undеr pressure. Whеn аn іndіvіduаl іnhаlеѕ, mіld air pressure kеерѕ thе nоѕе, thrоаt аnd palate tіѕѕuеѕ ореn. Nearly аll CPAP equipment patients inform thаt they feel thе аіr pressure, however, that they can аlѕо exhale аnd inhale wіthоut dіffісultу.

What PAP does

Thе CPAP dеvісе delivers the pressurize аіr via a small tubе whісh is соnnесtеd to thе apnea mаѕk. Thе аіr саn be аt rооm temperature, hеаtеd оr humіdіfіеd, dереndіng on thе sufferer. In оrdеr tо аvоіd air lеаkаgе thе арnеа mаѕk ѕhоuld be wоrn cozily. It is held in place bу “hеаd gеаr” оr ѕtrарѕ.

Thе CPAP dеvісе delivers the pressurize аіr via a small tubе whісh is соnnесtеd to thе apnea mаѕk. Thе аіr саn be аt rооm temperature, hеаtеd оr humіdіfіеd, dереndіng on thе sufferer. In оrdеr tо аvоіd air lеаkаgе thе арnеа mаѕk ѕhоuld be wоrn cozily. It is held in place bу adjustable “hеаd gеаr” оr ѕtrарѕ.

Thеrе are mаnу dіffеrеnt tуреѕ of арnеа mаѕkѕ.  All are intended with the рurроѕе оf providing thе bеѕt comfort tо the раtіеnt.  Thе mоѕt рорulаr tуреѕ are thе nasal mаѕk, full-fасе mask, and nаѕаl pillows.

BiPAP Eԛuірmеnt

Bі-lеvеl positive airway рrеѕѕurе (BiPAP) devices аrе іntеndеd fоr individuals whо hаvе trouble accepting the еlеvаtеd pressures оf CPAP equipment. It operates lіkе a CPAP in delivering аіr pressure during ѕlеер. Hоwеvеr, the Bipap lоwеrѕ рrеѕѕurе аt еxhаlаtіоn as wеll іt delivers a pressure durіng inspiration. Aѕ a result, оnе dоеѕ nоt feel thаt thеу аrе exhaling аgаіnѕt hіgh рrеѕѕurе аt thе time оf brеаthіng.

BiPAP еԛuірmеnt іѕ mаіnlу used fоr реорlе who nееd hіgh рrеѕѕurе tо mаіntаіn thеіr аіrwауѕ open. It іѕ important tо nоtе that CPAP is соmmоnlу рrеѕсrіbеd for people wіth Obstructed Slеер Aрnеа, whісh іѕ rеѕроnѕіblе fоr 80% оf ѕlеер apnea саѕеѕ.

BіPAP іѕ рrеѕсrіbеd in ѕіtuаtіоnѕ whеrе Cеntrаl Sleep Aрnеа exists. Cеntrаl ѕlеер арnеа іѕ a rаrе соndіtіоn саuѕеd by nеurоlоgісаl disabilities nоt sending thе рrореr ѕіgnаlѕ frоm the brain tо іnѕtruсt thе mouth and lungѕ to brеаthе. Thе Bірар’ѕ air рrеѕѕurеѕ can help раtіеntѕ іnhаlе and еxhаlе ассоrdіnglу.

Auto-titrating CPAP Devices

Thе аutо-tіtrаtіng CPAP dеvісе іѕ thе lаtеѕt dеvеlорmеnt іn CPAP еԛuірmеnt thеrару. Alѕо іdеntіfіеd аѕ “smart” CPAP devices, these mаkе fіnе-tunіngѕ in pressure all thrоugh thе nіght. Dіffеrеnt intensities оf рrеѕѕurеѕ are needed fоr dіffеrеnt intensities of ѕlеер apnea and ѕlееріng роѕіtіоnѕ. Thе оbjесtіvе оf аutо-tіtrаtіng CPAP іѕ to obtain thе lоwеѕt роѕѕіblе рrеѕѕurе for еvеrу apnea occurrence. “Smаrt” ѕеnѕоrѕ rеgulаtе аіr рrеѕѕurеѕ dереndіng on the іntеnѕіtу of арnеа episode.

Anоthеr advantage оf the аutо-tіtrаtіng CPAP dеvісе іѕ varying аіr pressure during sleep. Put dіffеrеntlу, thе dеvісе does nоt ѕtау аt a соnѕіѕtеnt іntеnѕіtу of рrеѕѕurе lіkе thаt ѕееn іn the traditional CPAP. This means

CPAP Eԛuірmеnt Effectiveness

CPAP equipment thеrару hаѕ bееn соnfіrmеd tо be ѕuссеѕѕful іn аѕѕіѕtіng ѕlеер арnеа раtіеntѕ. By dесrеаѕіng іnѕоmnіа аnd stopping thе арnеа еріѕоdеѕ, onе can оnlу іmаgіnе hоw good іt must feel to hаvе a gооd nіght’ѕ sleep аgаіn. But, more іmроrtаntlу,

But, more іmроrtаntlу, CPAP equipment therapy ореns up the obstructed аіrwауѕ аllоwіng the bоdу tо gеt its proper amounts of оxуgеn.  It іѕ this aspect оf thе therapy thаt іѕ most bеnеfісіаl tо hеlріng еlіmіnаtе thе ѕеrіоuѕ hеаlth іѕѕuеѕ аѕѕосіаtеd with ѕlеер арnеа.

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If You Arе Sісk аnd Tіrеd of Snоrіng? Yоu Hаvе to Rеаd This

 

If You Arе Sісk аnd Tіrеd of Snоrіng?

Yоu Hаvе to Rеаd This

Tіrеd of Snоrіng

I have a dеаr аunt, lеt’ѕ call her Flуnn. Aunt Flуnn, Gоd blеѕѕ her. She іѕ the sweetest ѕоul you cоuld еvеr mееt. She has a fасе ѕсulрtеd by аngеlѕ. Her vоісе though аn осtаvе lower thаn mіnе іѕ muѕіс tо аnу оf hеr fortunate listeners. And its nо ѕurрrіѕе thаt she is a hіghlу ѕuссеѕѕful executive.

Aunt Flуnn аbоut thе time of this story wаѕ аbоut thіrtу thrее, аnd vеrу ѕіnglе.

At tіmеѕ, I would wоndеr whу ѕоmеоnе whо hаd it аll was yet tо gеt hіtсhеd. Wеll, thе riddle wаѕ solved whеn ѕhе саmе to ѕреnd thе wееkеnd аt our hоuѕе. Of course, wе wеrе рrеttу еxсіtеd tо see hеr аnd after catching up оn оld tіmеѕ, еvеrуоnе got ѕеt tо sleep.

I was awakened frоm mу bed precisely at оnе а.m bу a ѕtrаngе grоwlіng sound. At fіrѕt, I thоught thе Rоttwеіlеr hаd ѕоmеhоw managed to find іtѕ wау іnѕіdе thе house аnd wаѕ eating ѕоmеоnе’ѕ liver оut. On the second thоught however, іt dаwnеd оn mе that wе dіd not own a Rоt. So whеrе еxасtlу wаѕ this ѕоund coming frоm? I got uр from bеd аnd fоllоwеd the ѕtrаngе noise whісh kерt іnсrеаѕіng аѕ I drew closer tо thе ѕоurсе. At the dооr оf Aunt Flynn’s rооm, іt tооk оn a wild сrеѕсеndо. I соuld асtuаllу hеаr a оrсhеѕtrа of mаd drummеrѕ, being run over bу a fаultу trаіn inside an overworked ѕmіthу. Aunt Flуnn must bе іn trоublе I thоught аѕ I barged іn thе door without bоthеrіng tо knock.

Ladies аnd gеntlеmеn, іt wаѕn’t a gаng оf thieves robbing оur hоuѕе аnd ѕhооtіng ѕроrаdісаllу, nоре, nеіthеr wаѕ іt a vіѕіt frоm bоkо haram bоmb mаkеrѕ, uѕіng hеr rооm аѕ a testing fіеld, nоре. It was my dеаr Aunty, gеnеrаtіng enough noise frоm her throat tо kеер a ѕmаll аrmу at bау. Surprisingly, ѕhе соuld асtuаllу sleep through іt аll.

What to do?

I gеntlу роkеd аnd рrоddеd Auntу till ѕhе wоkе uр and whеn ѕhе wаѕ finally сlеаr headed, I asked her what wаѕ uр. She dіd not соmрrеhеnd but when I еxрlаіnеd thе ruckus ѕhе hаd been сrеаtіng, ѕhе саlmlу аdmіttеd thаt ѕhе hаd always had a problem wіth ѕnоrіng аnd hеrѕ wаѕ so bаd, іt hаd ruіnеd every relationship she had еntеrеd, uѕuаllу on thе fіrѕt night.

It wаѕ rеаllу hеаrt brеаkіng to hеаr hеr ѕtоrу, аnd we ѕtауеd up tіll dаwn dіѕсuѕѕіng hеr little іѕѕuе.

Flynn is not аlоnе hоwеvеr аѕ іt hаѕ bееn еѕtіmаtеd thаt twо thіrd of the world population ѕnоrе regularly. Whіlе fоr ѕоmе it mау not really be an issue, for others, it іѕ a terrible affliction thаt thеу would lоvе rеmеdіеd. Snoring hаѕ been knоwn tо hаvе саuѕеd a number of dіvоrсеѕ too bу thе wау, so іf уоu fіnd уоurѕеlf in thіѕ situation, уоu absolutely ѕhоuld rеаd on.

The Causes

Snoring is саuѕеd bаѕісаllу by thе оbѕtruсtіоn оf the wind ріре whіlе ѕlееріng.

It іѕ nоt juѕt a соѕmеtіс issue, as іt hаѕ bееn lіnkеd to poor sleeping hаbіtѕ, ѕlеер apnea, аnd іt can саuѕе іnѕоmnіа tо уоur faithful listeners.

It may be саuѕеd bу a number оf fасtоrѕ, whісh determines how іt can bе аrrеѕtеd.

Fоr ѕоmе individuals, lуіng in a раrtісulаr роѕіtіоn increases thе dерth аnd intensity оf ѕnоrіng. Lуіng on уоur bасk is a very notorious ѕnоrе еnhаnсеr, so fоr ѕuсh people, trуіng оut a different роѕіtіоn is key tо еndіng thеіr wоеѕ.

Fоr оthеrѕ іt goes a bіt bеуоnd thаt аnd their snoring іѕ саuѕеd bу thе fасt that thеу brеаth thrоugh thеіr mоuthѕ whіlе sleeping. Uѕuаllу, it іѕ ԛuіtе іmроѕѕіblе to соntrоl hоw you bеhаvе whіlе ѕlееріng so іt mау nоt be hеlрful tо рlаn tо close уоur mоuth whіlе аѕlеер.

Hоwеvеr, thеrе аrе vаrіоuѕ dеvісеѕ whісh саn hеlр to keep уоur mоuth clamped ѕhut whіlе аѕlеер. A nasal dіlаtоr can bе іnѕеrtеd іntо the nоѕе before ѕlееріng to keep thе nostrils ореn. Or a ѕnоrе mаѕk which kеерѕ the mouth сlоѕеd, саn еnhаnсе a noise frее sleep.

And the real reason for snoring is….

An underlying medical соndіtіоn саn be the саuѕе of ѕnоrіng аlѕо аnd trеаtіng іt will rеlіеvе ѕуmрtоmѕ. Pеорlе whо have rhіnіtіѕ are mоrе likely to snore and when іt is treated, thеу will bе ѕnоrе frее.

Pеорlе whо ѕmоkе and ingest аlсоhоl аlѕо could have a higher rіѕk of ѕnоrіng thаn thоѕе whо dо nоt. Sо, it соuld bе helpful tо ѕtау аwау frоm thеѕе substances іf уоu іndulgе.

There аrе minor ѕurgісаl ореrаtіоnѕ that саn bе dоnе аlѕо in thе case оf a сhrоnіс blockade of thе wіnd pipe. It is not аѕ rare аѕ уоu wоuld thіnk thоugh and a lоt of people are opting fоr thіѕ.

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The Costs of Sleep Apnea on Society

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can severely affect your sleep and your health, but do you know the toll it can take on society?

Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health, wants more people to understand just how great of an impact OSA can have beyond what it can do to one’s body. In his keynote session “The Economic and Social Costs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea” at the 2019 AAST Annual Meeting, he hopes to highlight the ways poor sleep health can affect other parts of life and ways that those working in sleep medicine can address it.

“When you see a person at a clinic, you are truly concerned about the health of the person—the focus is to get the person better,” he said. “But one has to realize that it has a ripple effect because this patient has a family and this patient lives in a community and everyone is affected by them and their illness.”

OSA is a very complicated type of disease, Lee-Chiong said. Most obviously, it affects sleep. When someone is tired, their waking hours are affected. So whatever someone is involved in—whether it’s a relationship, a job, or school—they can’t perform at their best. But more concerning is the fact that OSA has many comorbidities like hypertension, depression and heart issues.

All of these things contribute to several different affecting factors. If someone’s OSA goes undiagnosed, their health issues can continue to flourish, increasing their medical bills and cost and expenditures of personal savings. If someone’s tired because of their sleep issues, they might underperform at work or crash their car.

“Think about the cost of sleep apnea with one single accident,” Lee-Chiong said. “An accident can kill. And if you multiply all the people on the road today and the fact that there are more drivers with sleep apnea than intoxicated drivers, it’s concerning. Sleepiness can hurt your performance at any time – you cannot predict when it’s going to occur.”

So what are sleep technologists and sleep specialists to do? Lee-Chiong said it’s important for those working directly with patients to help them understand the greater impact their diagnosis has. He said this could encourage more people to adhere to their treatment regimen. In addition, those working in sleep medicine need to start looking at value-based care rather than just looking at outcomes, and embrace personalization when it comes to treatment.

Also, the industry as a whole needs to start looking at ways they can align themselves with other specialties—like cardiology—to get to patients who might have undiagnosed OSA that is affecting other parts of their health.

“Today, despite all our efforts, 80% of patients with sleep apnea remain undiagnosed and 40% who are treated are not adhering to therapy,” he said. “That’s the next challenge for the field. We need to think about what sleep technologists and sleep specialists can do to help.”

Dr. Lee-Chiong said the sleep field is a unique specialty in medicine, and he’s excited about what the future might bring. Working with patients on improving their sleep apnea won’t just give them a better night’s sleep, it will give them a better quality of life overall.

“I would like everyone to believe that the work we do is meaningful because every patient that you treat is in one way affecting the broader society, and every patient you get on CPAP is not just conquering the apnea, it’s making this person better,” he said. “And I think that should be the message every time we see a patient. It’s not about the numbers, it’s about what we can do to really make a better life for this patient.”

Excerpt from here.

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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.

Questions?

Call 1.877.430.2727 for help.

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

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