Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Having sleep apnea can be detrimental to both your health, your state of mind and your social life. But being diagnosed and properly treated can change your life for the better.

In this article we look at what sleep apnea is, the most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, some of the risks associated with having the condition, as well as treatment options.

The good news about sleep apnea is that, once it is diagnosed, it is easily treated, and results can often be seen overnight! Especially if they’re using something like a CPAP machine, people sometimes are amazed to find that they’re sleeping well for the first time in years. Some people even describe it as like coming from a daze or a cloud.

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Resmed Quattro Air

Resmed Quattro Air Full Face Mask

Resmed are one of the absolute leaders in CPAP therapy devices with the advanced S9 Auto machines and the Quattro line of CPAP masks.

Unfortunately, their latest effort, the full face Quattro Air really isn’t up to the standard that Resmed have set previously with their other equipment.

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CPAP Mask Wipes

Resmed CPAP Mask Wipes

When you wear something on your face every single night to help you sleep better, one of the things you really need to focus on is keeping it clean!

CPAP masks need to be well cleaned and maintained to provide maximum effect for the person wearing them and Resmed CPAP Mask Wipes are a great way to keep your mask clean

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503 Error code Fisher And Paykel

Fisher & Paykel Icon 5.03 Error

When you have been sleep deprived for so long with obstructive sleep apnea and you finally get relief because of your CPAP machine, it can be very frightening to wake up in the middle of the night with the machine not working and displaying an error code.

I had this experience this past weekend when my Fisher & Paykel Icon+ stopped, showed a 5.03 error code and wouldn’t restart.

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Fitlife Mask Review

Philips Respironics FitLife Mask

The Philips Respironics FitLife mask is very different from most full face CPAP masks that you’re ever going to try and that’s why I had to test it out for a few nights to see how it performed.

Read my review to see how the FitLife mask performed in the real world.

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Using CPAP Mask With Cold

CPAP Mask and Having a Cold

Everything is going really well with your CPAP mask and you’re sleeping really well. Then you start coming down with a cold or you get the flu!

Check out how cold and flu symptoms impacted my CPAP experience.

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Low AHI Score

My Lowest AHI Score

A low AHI score can make you feel like you achieved something great (like winning the Stanley Cup) all while sleeping. I had my lowest AHI score ever a few nights ago, and I’m pretty excited.

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OSA and Singing

Singing Can Alleviate Symptoms of OSA

Thought about becoming an opera singer? Like to sing in the shower? It turns out that people with obstructive sleep apnea may benefit greatly from doing regular singing exercises (in or out of the shower).

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Problems With CPAP Mask

CPAP Mask Replacement

For a CPAP user, your mask is a vital piece of equipment because you spend so much time wearing it. But what happens when you start to have problems with your mask and the manufacturing quality just doesn’t seem to be up to scratch?

Click the “Read More” button to see what happened with my mask issues.

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Beards and CPAP Masks

Shaving and CPAP Masks

If it wasn’t bad enough that you had to wear a CPAP mask to battle your sleep apnea, to get a good snug fit you also need to shave regularly! Whiskers and beards make sleeping in a CPAP mask much more challenging, but is it enough trouble to force you into shaving more regularly?

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Checking Your AHI score

Why Did My AHI Score Go Up?

Tracking your AHI score is a good way to understand how well your CPAP therapy is going and if you have your sleep apnea under control. It can be quite disconcerting to check your figures and see a sudden spike in your AHI, maybe double or even triple your nightly average. What does this mean and should you be worried about it?

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