Posts With Category: ‘CPAP’
How Can a CPAP Mask Help with Sleep Apnea?
If you stop and start breathing repeatedly during sleep, you may have a condition called sleep apnea. A CPAP machine can help. Is It Dangerous to Sleep Without a CPAP? A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine provides a constant supply of pressurized air to keep your airways open as you sleep. A fitted mask […]Read More
Are There Alternatives to a CPAP Machine For Sleep Apnea?
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you probably know that using your CPAP machine is very important. Many patients, however, have trouble using CPAP, so they don’t use it every night or stop using it completely. If that’s the case, it’s important to talk to your doctor about a CPAP alternative to ensure you […]Read More
What Is CPAP Used For?
Most people who are diagnosed with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, will be asked to try a CPAP machine. Before using the machine, it helps to know what to expect, what issues you may experience, and what you should do if they occur. In this blog, the board-certified sleep experts at eos sleep share […]Read More
Next Steps Once CPAP Has Failed
CPAP – a continuous positive airway pressure machine – is often the first suggested form of treatment for sleep apnea. This sleep disorder causes your airway to become partially obstructed, and CPAP can often help keep this from happening so you can breathe more easily. In some cases, however, CPAP treatment fails. In this blog, […]Read More
What is a CPAP Machine?
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a common yet potentially dangerous sleep disorder, chances are that your doctor may have recommended that you use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. In this blog, the board-certified doctors at eos sleep will explain what a CPAP machine is used for, as well as its benefits […]Read More
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatments
It’s no surprise that snoring is to blame for not getting enough sleep at night, but it can also signal sleep apnea. For some, snoring is just an annoyance, but for many, it’s a sign of a serious medical condition known as sleep apnea. Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience pauses in breathing throughout […]Read More
What Are Sleep Apnea Surgery Options?
Several minimally-invasive sleep apnea surgery options are available if you are noncompliant with your CPAP mask. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that causes your sleep to be disrupted by pauses of breathing. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a host of related concerns, including high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, depression and accident risk […]Read More
How To Stop Snoring
If you are like many, you view your snoring as a problem that you simply have to live with. Not only is this mindset false, it can also be dangerous. Snoring is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans are habitual snorers. Snoring is your body’s way of alerting you that […]
What To Do When You’re Tired Of Wearing Your CPAP Mask
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is considered by most sleep experts to be a highly effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Unfortunately, a treatment can only be effective if patients use it, and many sleep apnea sufferers have abandoned their CPAP treatment. Obstructive sleep apnea is a fairly common sleep disorder that has been linked to […]
When We Don’t Sleep Enough, We Eat Too Much: Here’s Why
Many have long-suspected that lack of sleep leads to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. A new study published in the journal SLEEP is helping to explain exactly why this is the case. Linking Sleep to Appetite Researchers at the University of Chicago determined that 14 individuals who were sleep-deprived consumed almost 1,000 calories by snacking in the […]
CPAP Masks: They Are A Love-Hate Relationship
Almost all sleep apnea sufferers are familiar with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, and their corresponding masks. Millions of Americans are dealing with sleep apnea, and CPAP therapy is the most frequently prescribed treatment for the disorder. CPAP machines help people with obstructive sleep apnea to sleep better by increasing air pressure in the throat so that […]
‘Tis the Season to Stop Snoring
The holiday season is a time of joy and visits with friends and family. Many will be hosting overnight guests, and for homes with snorers, this can dampen the festive spirit. If you or someone you love snores, there is no better time to discover a solution. The Effects of Snoring Snoring is not only […]
How Does the CPAP Mask Work?
Those who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or suspect that they might have the condition, often find themselves wondering about treatment options. One of the most well-known treatments for obstructive sleep apnea sufferers is continuous positive airway pressure, (CPAP) therapy. This therapy option uses a machine and attached mask, which helps people with sleep […]
The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, affecting more than 18 million American adults. Commonly associated with snoring, the disorder is more than an inconvenience. In fact, untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious, even life-threatening health risks. What is Sleep Apnea? There are five general types of sleep apnea, all of which pose significant […]
Celebrities with Sleep Apnea; You Are Not Alone
Embed from Getty Images Sleep apnea can seem like such an isolating condition, but you are not alone. Celebrities, just like average Americans, fight their own battles against debilitating diseases and conditions. Think about Michael J. Fox, known for his role in Back to the Future as “Marty;” he struggles with Parkinson’s disease. Or Sarah […]