Directory for CPAP

image by Kate Ter Haar
CPAP MACHINE AND TRAVEL

 

1. CPAP SUPPLIES: Cleaning, Replacing, & Traveling

  • This section covers the cleaning, CPAP masks how often and what NOT to use when cleaning.
  • Also the cleaning of tubing and headgear, and filters.
  • Includes the changing out or replacing your CPAP supplies and CPAP machine.
  • Tips for traveling flying, driving or camping with your CPAP machine.

2.  CPAP SAFETY

  • 17 things you must know for in home use of CPAP and Bipap machines.
  • The importance of writing down settings.

3. TYPES OF SLEEP APNEA USING CPAP MACHINES

  • 2 main types of sleep apnea and the 3rd type most people don’t hear about.
  • The ZEO personal sleep manager is also in the post.

4. HOW TO STOP SNORING WITH THE USE OF CPAP MASKS

  • Discussion on the best CPAP mask.
  • 5 listings on how to stop snoring.

5. HOW TO CONNECT YOUR CPAP MASK TO YOUR EQUIPMENT

  • Goes over the whisper valve swivel adaptor (exhalation port).
  • Goes over the oxygen enrichment adaptor.

6. GUIDE TO DIFFERENT CPAP MACHINES: REMSTAR, RESMED, AND RESPIRONICS

  • Goes over the available therapies available through Remstar.
  • Goes over Resmed CPAP and what it delivers.

7. GUIDE TO MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT DEVICE INCLUDING SIDE EFFECTS 

*Image by LauriePK

SNORING

  • This section covers the side effects of the Mandibular Advancement Device.
  • 3 stop snoring devices that are available.
  • Briefly touches upon snoring surgery and how to stop snoring naturally.

8. GUIDE TO HOME CARE PROVIDER, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, CPAP SUPPLIES

  • Provides a link to patient rights regarding home care.
  • Some direct questions to help you know if you need to see a physician.

9. HOW EFFECTIVE IS CPAP FOR SLEEP APNEA

  • This section covers some of the causes of sleep apnea and when CPAP is 100% effective,
  • Discusses how often you should get a sleep study.

10. GUIDE TO THE BIPAP MASK INCLUDING TYPES OF MASKS 

  • This section covers the amount of leakage with the Bipap mask.
  • This section covers nasal pillows, nasal masks, and full face masks.

11.  How long can a person at risk for COPD continue to smoke?

  •  Great question for people at risk and newly diagnosed with COPD

*Image by Matthias Ott

QUITTING SMOKING CIGARETTES

 

 

*The three images on this page are sourced via Flickr.
*Featured image on this page sourced to Kate Ter Haar via Flickr.