Have you ever woken up to water in your mask? Ever noticed a lot of condensation in your tubing? Has water in your hose ever stopped you from using your CPAP? This is known as CPAP rainout. What is rainout? And why does it happen? What’s the big deal with moisture in the air? The … Read More »
Author: Julia Rodriguez
What is a CPAP Water Chamber? The water chamber is the removable container that holds the water in your humidifier (see the clear plastic tub on the left below). Using a humidifier can make a positive difference to your therapy comfort and experience. By warming and moistening the air you’re breathing, it helps prevent you having … Read More »
Most CPAP machines now include a fully-integrated (top image is the newest ResMed CPAP with a built-in humidifier) or easily-attached humidifier (second image is an earlier device with a detachable humidifier with the water chamber removed). In this post we’ll explain the benefits of humidification and tips for making your CPAP therapy as comfortable and effective … Read More »
CPAP shouldn’t slow you down when you travel. It’s crucial to use CPAP every night, even when you’re away from home. In the second post in our series about the top challenges of travelling with CPAP, we cover what to pack (you can check out our first post here: Getting through airport security with a CPAP). … Read More »
CPAP is the most effective treatment for sleep apnea and must be used every night, including while on vacation, camping or travelling for business. This presents an extra challenge for many people suffering with sleep apnea. In this blog post series, we’ll cover the top challenges of travelling with CPAP, including tips for making your … Read More »
A good night’s sleep is important for maintaining good health throughout your entire life. Consistently waking up feeling rested and refreshed can impact everything from your physical and mental health to your overall happiness. For many, achieving a restful night of sleep can be difficult. In the United States alone, more than 40 million people … Read More »
Thirty years ago, about 90% of tonsillectomies in children were done for recurrent throat infection; now it is about 20% for infection and 80% for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What is a tonsillectomy? A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are two small glands located in the back of your throat. … Read More »
New bedtime story for adults reminds you to eliminate distractions and set the mood for a good night’s sleep.
Reading to children has been shown increase their vocabulary and is linked with academic success, creativity and increased bonding between parents and children. Reading before bed is routine for many families as a time to slow down, quiet down and prepare for sleep. Goodnight moon, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, … Read More »
What to do if Your Insurance Company Won’t Pay For Replacement CPAP Supplies Because You’re Not Compliant.
This the is second post in a series about the most common reasons why health insurance companies are not covering CPAP supplies. As an equipment provider for many health plans, medical groups and IPAs in Southern California, we’re seeing that coverage for replacement CPAP supplies is changing and the process is becoming more difficult. We’re … Read More »
Our patients get extremely frustrated when they contact us to order replacement supplies- at the usual 90 to 120 day intervals- but their health insurance company won’t pay. It’s especially hard because we’ve been saying- since the initial set-up- how important it is to regularly replace CPAP equipment, like the mask, cushions, filters and tubing. Your … Read More »