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Cleaning and Maintenance of CPAP Equipment

Cleaning and Maintenance of CPAP Equipment

If you’re looking for the most therapeutic benefit out of CPAP treatment, proper cleaning and maintenance is critical.  

The bad news:  CPAP equipment is constantly creating and handling with warm, humid air (either from the humidifier or your breath).  This is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and yeast if not regularly cleaned and disinfected.  Additionally, as components break down, performance suffers due to air leak.

The good news:  Proper cleaning and maintenance is pretty straight forward.  This post will offer a few simple tips to follow for better sleep wellness.

Daily Routine:...


Home Sleep Tests and the Transportation Industry

Home Sleep Tests and the Transportation Industry

About 28% of commercial truck drivers suffer from sleep apnea1.  While the rest of the country also has high rates, commercial truck drivers at risk may need to be tested and compliant on OSA therapy to maintain their Commercial Drivers Licence (CDL).  Managing a prescription for a sleep test and finding your way into a sleep lab for a 1 - 2 night test creates a nightmare scenario.  

Before COVID-19 changed our world, about 70% of all sleep testing was done in sleep labs.  It’s estimated that the market will shift to 70% home sleep...


Sleep Apnea may accelerate aging process, especially for women.

Sleep Apnea may accelerate aging process, especially for women.

A recent Harvard study suggests that suffering from sleep apnea can actually accelerate the aging process by increasing an individual’s "biological age."

Why Nasal Breathing Is Best

Why Nasal Breathing Is Best

Sometimes we do not think about a disease until it becomes overwhelming. This is especially true when the symptoms are relatively mild, have an unclear origin, or a very gradual onset. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a good example of this sort of disease; people will often live with OSA symptoms for years before seeking medical attention.

Sleeping more on weekends doesn't make up for sleep loss.

Sleeping more on weekends doesn't make up for sleep loss.

A new study reports that sleeping in on weekends does not reverse the damage caused for lost sleep*. This is especially bad news since, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one-third of all adults in the US do not get the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night.