How are N95 and KN95 Masks Different?

Officially known as filtering facepiece respirators, protection facemasks are subject to different regulatory standards all over the world and offer much better protection with the face form-fitting and greater pressure drop. For a mask to sell as filtering facepiece respirators, it has to fulfill or possibly exceed particular physical and performance characteristics, which may vary … Continue reading How are N95 and KN95 Masks Different?
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Compromised Immune Systems and Cleaning Your CPAP

Table of Contents Compromised Immune Systems and Cleaning Your CPAP What is a Compromised Immune System? Who Typically Has a Compromised Immune System? Steps That We Can Take to Protect Ourselves and Others The Link Between CPAP Use and Those with Immune System Issues Why Cleaning Your CPAP Will Help Ways to Disinfect Your Equipment … Continue reading Compromised Immune Systems and Cleaning Your CPAP
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Sleep Apnea Treatment – New Things You Need to Know

Table of Contents Sleep Apnea Treatment - New Things You Need to Know Oral Appliances Upper Respiratory Stimulation Therapy Weight Loss Decongestants and Positioning Surgery Positive Airway Pressure Devices Maintaining Your PAP Unit Resources and References: Sleep Apnea Treatment - New Things You Need to Know If you or a loved one have been diagnosed … Continue reading Sleep Apnea Treatment – New Things You Need to Know
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3 Reasons You Need to Clean Your CPAP Machine

Table of Contents Reasons You Need to Clean Your CPAP Machine Mold and Fungus Smell and Build-up Sickness and Disease Ways to Clean CPAP Equipment Get a CPAP Disinfection Device with Best CPAP Cleaner Resources and References: Reasons You Need to Clean Your CPAP Machine If you are like many sleep apnea sufferers, you probably … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Need to Clean Your CPAP Machine
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Effects of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Table of Contents The Effects of Untreated Sleep Apnea Types and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea The Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea Effects of Untreated Sleep Apnea FAQs CPAP Therapy is the Best Sleep Apnea Treatment Resources and References The Effects of Untreated Sleep Apnea Effects of Untreated Sleep Apnea Scientific research has directly linked untreated … Continue reading Effects of Untreated Sleep Apnea
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I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP. Will I be allowed to take it onto an airplane?

Per TSA guidelines, CPAP units are allowed on airplanes. You can bring them on board in addition to your purse and carry-on bag, as they are considered a required medical device. Here are a few quick tips on making this process as smooth as possible. Put your CPAP through security with your purse, briefcase, or … Continue reading I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP. Will I be allowed to take it onto an airplane?
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Is it okay to take a quick power nap without a mask on if you have sleep apnea?

You will want to speak to your doctor concerning this. My answer is no. In fact, I have heard doctors tell patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea that they should even wear their CPAP devices when they are at home doing very relaxing activities, such as using the television or reading. There is a … Continue reading Is it okay to take a quick power nap without a mask on if you have sleep apnea?
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Can I use ResMed CPAP without water?

This depends entirely upon which ResMed CPAP you have. Though using un-humidified air can make your airways and nasal passages dry, cracked, or uncomfortable, that is not the biggest concern with not adding water to the humidifying chamber. Whether your ResMed CPAP can turn off the heated water function is actually the primary question. If … Continue reading Can I use ResMed CPAP without water?
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Does using a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea affect your body weight?

While there are some links to sleep apnea and body weight, typically none of them are tied to the use of the CPAP machine specifically. Usually, you will see studies that show that being overweight can put you at a higher risk of getting sleep apnea. There have also been studies on how having untreated … Continue reading Does using a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea affect your body weight?
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