CPAP

  • Finding the Right Tubing (Hose) for Your CPAP

    Finding the right tubing for your CPAP and mask can be challenging. In this post we cover the main characteristics of different tubing options, including a guide to finding tubing options for the most popular CPAP machines. There are three main dimensions to consider: length, hose diameter, diameter of the connecting ends. Tubing length This … Read More »

  • How to Keep Using CPAP When You Have Nasal Congestion

    Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Said Mostafavi, suggest that CPAP users suffering from nasal congestion consider that allergies may not be the cause. In addition to seasonal allergies, changes in climate or a common cold can cause difficulty breathing at night with CPAP. A less know cause of nasal congestion will affect some CPAP users  6 to … Read More »

  • What is a CPAP Water Chamber?

    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 »

  • Why Do I Need a Humidifier For My CPAP?

    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 »

  • 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 »

  • Why Won’t My Insurance Company Pay for the CPAP Supplies I Need?

    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 »