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  • What is OSA?
    OSA stands for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It is a common ailment among adults. This is when an individual suffers from abnormal breathing, especially during sleep. Individuals who have ...
  • Who are likely to have OSA?
    All individuals can acquire OSA although it is more evident in individual ages 35 to 54 years old. Men are more at risk in acquiring OSA than ...
  • What is a CPAP Machine?
    A CPAP machine can be recommended to patients with severe OSA. It is a device that they can use at home. The upper airway of a person ...
  • When should I use my CPAP machine?
    You should use you CPAP machine and devices as advised and prescribed by your doctor. The usual recommendation for the use of a CPAP machine is nightly ...
  • What should I do before using my CPAP machine and mask?
    Before bedtime, a patient should wash his or her face. Make-up and other facial creams can decrease the performance of CPAP masks. If you are to ...
  • Where should I place my CPAP machine?
    Make sure that you set up your CPAP machine on a firm ground or floor. Look for a place accessible from your bed. The area should always ...
  • What is a full face mask?
    A full-face mask is a device that can aide people with OSA. A headgear or a strap seals the patient’s nose and the mouth. A full face ...
  • What is a nasal pillow device?
    Similar to a nasal mask, a nasal pillow device seals the nose area at the edge of the patient’s nostril. Unlike nasal masks that cover the entire ...
  • What are the different types of humidifiers?
    There are basically two types of CPAP humidifiers: the passover humidifier and the integrated humidifier. A water chamber is the main component of a passover humidifier. Before ...
  • What are the common side effects of CPAP therapy and how can they be avoided?
    With good preparation, patient education and a bit of trial and error, CPAP therapy can be a comfortable experience for anyone. However, at times you ...