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CPAP Recall Update: Alternative Treatment to CPAP Machine

As of June 30, 2021, the FDA has issued multiple alerts to users of some types of Philips respironics ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines, all due to potential safety risks associated with these machines. These pieces of equipment all make use of polyester-based polyurethane foam for sound abatement, which helps muffle the sound and vibration …

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What is Insomnia and how is it related to sleep apnea?

The International Classification of Sleep Disorders recognizes 80 distinct sleep disorders. Insomnia is defined as “persistent problems falling and staying asleep.” Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops, making it difficult to get a good night’s rest. These two conditions often occur together. Treating sleep apnea often leads to better sleep. With …

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What is “the first night effect” and How Does it Affect in-lab Sleep Study Results?

As you might guess, the ‘first night effect’ refers to any changes in sleep habits which can ultimately have an adverse affect on a sleep study. These changes are generally a reflection of sleeping in a different environment or perhaps the introduction of equipment which is used to monitor sleep. The degree to which this …

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What You Need to Know About Nightlase.

What is Nightlase?  Nightlase is a non-invasive laser treatment used to increase a patient’s airway, resulting in better sleep and reduced snoring. The treatment induces tightening of the soft tissues in the back of the throat and airway, contracting these tissues and expanding the airway.  A Nightlase treatment consists of 3-4 treatments over 9-12 weeks.  …

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Is it True That Some People Cannot Wear Their CPAP No Matter How Hard They Try?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), usually called “sleep apnea” is characterized by repeated interruptions in sleep and changes in oxygen levels due to partial or total upper airway obstructions. Sleep apnea is estimated to affect 20% of Americans. Many individuals facing the effects of sleep apnea use a CPAP machine. CPAP Intolerance Individuals may experience intolerance …

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Set Your New Year Sleep Resolutions! Our Top Suggestions!

It’s that time of year when people take stock of themselves, and those things that need improvement or adjustment, and convert them into resolutions for the new year. Your new year resolutions may include getting better sleep and developing more healthy sleep habits, so that you feel more alert, improve your memory and cognitive abilities, …

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