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Getting used to CPAP therapy

Getting used to CPAP therapy
As you can imagine, there is a common belief that the biggest barrier to successful CPAP therapy is discomfort. This is, for the most part, true. CPAP is a new, strange experience, unlike anything your body has seen before. Do not let this deter you! CPAP therapy is the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Not only that, but with time and a little bit of effort, your CPAP machine will bother you no more than the glasses on your face or putting pajamas on at night.

The STOP BANG test for sleep apnea risk

The STOP BANG test for sleep apnea risk
What's my risk for sleep apnea? Most people do not know they have sleep apnea, even their partners may not be aware. It is predicted that up to 15%...

Navigating the field of insurance with CPAP

Navigating the field of insurance with CPAP
If you are new to CPAP therapy or if you've had the benefit of using the Manitoba provincial program until several months ago, you may not know the...

What is the difference between Auto CPAP and Fixed CPAP?

What is the difference between Auto CPAP and Fixed CPAP?
As you may know our OSA Support Group is taking place tomorrow and we wanted to give you a taste of what you'll be in for. Of course, there was pri...

Traveling with our CPAP

Traveling with our CPAP
Our biggest hurdles have been traveling. And since I know how many questions we get at the clinic about traveling, I know it's a common issue.

Starting CPAP Therapy - from the patient's perspective

Starting CPAP Therapy - from the patient's perspective

Couldn't Sleep

I was woken up a couple of weeks ago by my toddler and had a hard time going back to sleep. That's when I noticed that my husband was snoring A LOT and having apneas. This means that I actually could hear and see him stop breathing, and after a pause, resume with a snort and a gasp. Since I have years of experience working with sleep apnea, I knew what was happening but didn't know the degree...

So many choices! Finding a CPAP mask

Airfit N20

Since CPAP isn't talked about very often, there is the general belief of the "Darth Vader" mask, and I think most people are surprised and impressed at how small, and comfortable they can be!

Home Sleep Studies

Airsense 10 For Her

When should I get a new sleep study?

Today we've had a few interesting questions from existing CPAP clients who are wondering when they should have their pressure reassessed.