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
There are various different tests you can get done to determine if you have Sleep ApneaThe two most common tests:Polysomnogram (PSG) - This is a multiple component test that records specific physical activities while you sleep. It is done in-lab overnight at a sleep center. You will sleep … Read more about Tests Necessary To See If You Have Sleep Apnea
The signs and symptoms can vary from person to personMain symptoms of Sleep Apnea:Loud SnoringGasping For Air During SleepMorning HeadacheRestless Sleep Excessive Daytime SleepinessIrritability Poor ConcentrationWitnessed Pauses In Breathing While You SleepOut of all of these symptoms, … Read more about Signs And Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea
You've probably heard of Sleep Apnea, but what exactly is it?Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. The body is then deprived of oxygen. Left untreated, Sleep Apnea can result in a number of health problems including:Heart … Read more about Sleep Apnea
Since sleep specialists come from a variety of medical backgrounds, we recommend the following:FIRST, go to see your Primary Care Physician and tell them the symptoms of Sleep Apnea you are experiencing. They will either take steps to diagnose you themselves or give you a referral to a … Read more about Doctors You See For Sleep Apnea