What does someone with Sleep Apnea look like?Some common misconceptions of a typical Sleep Apnea patient include someone who is older, overweight, a male, or a chronic snorer. Nevertheless, Sleep Apnea affects people across the entire spectrum of age, size, gender, and race.When … Read more about Sleep Apnea In Women
Sometimes you just need that mid-day shuteyeWhat constitutes a "perfect nap"? Some people may nap for hours while others only nap for a few minutes. There has been research done to find out the amount of time that is considered to be a "perfect nap" for the human body.According to … Read more about The Perfect Nap
Stay on top of your treatment while you're on the goHere at Quality DME, Inc. we want you to feel as comfortable with your treatment while you travel, as you do at home. We offer a variety of Travel CPAP Machines that you can choose from.Travel CPAP MachinesAirMini AutoSet Travel PAP - … Read more about Flying With A CPAP
Just like with anything else, there are problems that can arise with your CPAP therapy. These quick solutions will help you get back on track.Common Problems:Dry Mouth: Caused by air escaping through the mouth when it falls open during the night.Solution: Try a full face mask or a … Read more about Common Issues That Arise With Sleep Apnea Treatment
You finally have your machine... now what?At Quality DME, Inc., we feel it is important to know exactly how to use your CPAP/BIPAP machine. Following these steps will help you get the best results!Set up your machineYour machine should be on a flat surface at or below head level. Always … Read more about Using Your CPAP/BIPAP Machine
Here at Quality DME, Inc., all provided equipment is billed to your insurance company. In addition, all equipment is subject to all applicable deductible and co-insurances.MasksMost masks have a 90-day manufacturer warranty for defects. Refer to your mask user manual/instructions for … Read more about Replacement Supplies And Warranty Information
The maintenance of your CPAP equipment is vital to the success of your Sleep Apnea treatmentAll items below can be washed with light liquid soap; i.e. - Dove, Ivory, Baby Soap, etc. (something gentle; avoid dish washing soaps.) Do not use alcohol based wipes.Wash your mask weekly with light … Read more about Maintenance Of Your CPAP Equipment
There are many benefits with Sleep Apnea TherapyIf you keep up with your nightly Therapy, you will ultimately improve your quality of life. In order to get the rewarding benefits of Sleep Apnea Therapy you need to take care of your equipment, meaning you must replace your Continuous Positive … Read more about CPAP Supplies That Need To Be Replaced
Most people don't think about CPAP Humidification when they get their CPAP MachineIt is important for those who do use CPAP therapy to have an understanding of how and why it is necessary to use Humidification. The CPAP Humidifiers are used to moisten the air that is brought in through the … Read more about What Is CPAP Humidification?
One of the most common forms of therapy for Sleep Apnea is a CPAP MachineCPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. The CPAP Machine increases the air pressure in your throat to prevent your airway from collapsing while you inhale; it also helps you to snore less.The machine's … Read more about What Is A CPAP Machine?
Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea... now what?After completing a diagnostic sleep study such as a PolySomnoGraphy (PSG), a Board Certified Sleep Specialist will determine a diagnosis of Sleep Apnea. The doctor or sleep specialist will then discuss different treatment options with the patient.The … Read more about After You Are Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea
If Sleep Apnea is left untreated, it can have some serious life threatening consequencesSome of the health risks of untreated Sleep Apnea include:High Blood PressureIrregular HeartbeatHeart Disease StrokeCar Accidents Type 2 DiabetesDifficulty ConcentratingUntreated Sleep Apnea takes a … Read more about Dangers Associated With Untreated Sleep Apnea