CPAP 101: Machines

Posted by Remologie Staff - November 30, 2020

Different CPAP machines are designed to address the unique needs of individuals with obstructive sleep apnea. Before purchasing a CPAP machine, learn more about the three most commonly used CPAP devices: fixed CPAP, auto CPAP and travel CPAP machines, below. Fixed CPAP Machines Fixed pressure (fixed) CPAP machines have just one air pressure setting which… Read More

Food to Fuel Your Workout

Posted by Jessica Penner - November 15, 2020

Do you need to strategically plan your food to improve your work out? That depends. Are you going for a leisurely walk around the block, or doing something more strenuous such as spending a couple of hours on the tennis court? As a rule of thumb, unless you’re elevating your heart rate for more than… Read More

The Contour CPAP Pillow MAX 2.0

Posted by David L. Hebert - October 15, 2020

I was drawn in by the ad for the Contour CPAP Pillow MAX 2.0, which boasts a number of unique features and resulting benefits. The pillow is designed to accommodate a facemask when the head is turned to the side and avoid the common leaks that occur when the mask is pressed against a pillow…. Read More

The Emotional Turbulence of OSA: How Sleep Apnea Affects Mood and Mental Health

Posted by Dr. Michael Breus - September 30, 2020

We talk a lot about the physical health risks associated with untreated sleep apnea—with good reason. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, accident and injury, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases are among the many serious conditions for which sleep apnea elevates risk. But sleep apnea left untreated takes a significant toll on mental health, too. OSA often… Read More

3 Ways to Change your Eating to Increase your Energy

Posted by Jessica Penner - September 30, 2020

Improving your night’s sleep is the best way to keep your energy levels up during the day. But, even for those with impeccable sleep hygiene, there are still days when you end up with a rough night’s sleep! Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magical substance you could consume that could boost your… Read More

The Effect of Sleep Apnea on Your Bed Partner

Posted by Dr. Richard Gall - September 29, 2020

Those individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are often well aware of the effects the illness can have if left untreated. A sense of waking unrested from sleep, morning headaches, loud snoring, impaired quality of life and excessive daytime sleepiness are some of the more common and obvious symptoms. Less obvious are the serious… Read More

How CPAP Changed My Life: Seeing Results

Posted by David L. Hebert - September 29, 2020

This is Part 4 of a four-part article. For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here. For Part 3, click here. In Part 3, I described my experiences with CPAP therapy, my adjustment to therapy, and how I used the available settings on my machine to make the therapy more comfortable. In this final Part, I… Read More

How Does a CPAP Machine Work?

Posted by Remologie Staff - September 28, 2020

What is a CPAP Machine? Specifically designed for individuals with obstructive sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines increase air pressure within the throat to stop airways from collapsing during sleep. Conveniently sized to sit on most bedside tables, CPAP machines are available that run on either battery power or electricity. The base of… Read More

How Does Condensation Affect My OSA Treatment?

Posted by Remologie Staff - September 26, 2020

Have you ever experienced excessive condensation in your tubing or mask? For people who suffer from sleep apnea, condensation in CPAP machine equipment can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Learn how this can affect your treatment. Why does condensation happen? Condensation is the transformation of a gas or vapor into a liquid, such as the conversion… Read More

The Physical Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Posted by Dr. Michael Breus - September 26, 2020

The impact of sleep apnea on health and performance is both serious and wide-ranging. Sleep-disrupted breathing affects nearly every aspect of our waking lives. There are the daily functioning problems we can feel, including powerful fatigue and loss of energy, irritability and shifting mood, trouble with focus, forgetfulness, and restless, unsatisfying, unrefreshing sleep. Most people… Read More

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