Thursday, February 16, 2023

Comfortable and Effective: Top 10 Benefits of Nasal CPAP Masks

Nasal pillow masks have become increasingly popular among those who use CPAP therapy for sleep apnea. Unlike other types of sleep apnea masks, nasal pillow masks are designed to deliver air directly to the nostrils, providing a comfortable and effective way to treat obstructive sleep apnea. In this article, we will explore why nasal pillow masks are the best option for CPAP masks and the benefits they provide to those who use them.

1) Comfort

One of the biggest advantages of nasal pillow masks is their comfort level. The lightweight and compact design of nasal pillow masks makes them more comfortable to wear than traditional masks. Unlike full-face masks, which can feel bulky and uncomfortable, nasal pillow masks are a great option for people who are claustrophobic or who struggle to sleep with a more conventional mask. Nasal pillow masks are also a good choice for people who wear glasses, as they won’t interfere with the frames.

2) Minimal Interference with Sleep

Another advantage of nasal pillow masks is that they provide minimal interference with sleep. Unlike other CPAP masks that can shift or move around during the night, nasal pillow masks are less prone to displacement, which means that they won’t wake you up in the middle of the night. The fit of the mask is also customizable, which means that you can adjust the straps to ensure that the mask stays in place throughout the night.

3) Greater Freedom of Movement

Nasal pillow masks also provide greater freedom of movement. Unlike traditional CPAP masks, which can feel restrictive, nasal pillow masks allow for greater freedom of movement, which can make sleeping more comfortable. This can be especially beneficial for people who are prone to tossing and turning during the night.

4) Less Skin Irritation

Nasal pillow masks are also less likely to cause skin irritation than traditional CPAP masks. Because they are designed to fit around the nostrils, they do not rub against the skin as much as conventional masks do. This can be a great option for people with sensitive skin or those who have experienced skin irritation with other types of masks.

5) Quiet Operation

Nasal pillow masks are often quieter than other types of masks. The sound of the air flowing through the mask can be a significant issue for people who use CPAP therapy. Nasal pillow masks are designed to minimize the noise of the air flowing through the mask, which can make it easier for you and your bed partner to get a good night’s sleep.

6) Custom Fit

Another benefit of nasal pillow masks is that they offer a custom fit. The design of nasal pillow masks allows you to adjust the size of the nostril opening, which means that the mask will fit securely and comfortably. A secure fit will ensure that the mask stays in place throughout the night and that there are no air leaks, which can be a common issue with other types of masks.

7) Easy to Clean

Cleaning your CPAP mask is a very important part of CPAP therapy. Nasal pillow masks are easy to clean, which can make it easier to maintain good hygiene. The pillows can be removed from the mask and washed with soap and water, and the mask itself can be wiped down with a damp cloth. Regular cleaning will help prevent bacteria and other harmful microorganisms from building up in the mask.

8) Less Obtrusive

Nasal pillow masks are also less obtrusive than other types of masks. The small size of nasal pillow masks makes them less noticeable, which can be an advantage for people who are self-conscious about wearing a CPAP mask. The less obtrusive design of nasal pillow masks can also make it easier to adjust to CPAP therapy.

9) Easier to Travel With

Traveling with a CPAP machine and mask can be challenging, but nasal pillow masks can make it easier. The compact design of nasal pillow masks makes them easier to pack and transport than other types of masks. They take up less space in your luggage and are easier to carry with you on the go. This can be especially important for people who travel frequently or who need to use their CPAP therapy on the go.

SEE ALSO: The Future of Sleep Apnea Treatment!

10) Cost-effective

Finally, nasal pillow masks are often a cost-effective option for CPAP therapy. While some may cost more upfront than certain other types of masks, they are more durable and require less frequent replacement. This can save you money in the long run, as you won’t need to replace your mask as frequently.

In conclusion, nasal pillow masks are more comfortable, provide minimal interference with sleep, offer greater freedom of movement, are less likely to cause skin irritation, and are quieter. Furthermore, they offer a custom fit, are easier to clean, are less obtrusive, are easier to travel with, and finally, they are often cost-effective. If you are struggling to adjust to CPAP therapy, or if you are looking for a more comfortable and effective way to treat Sleep apnea, a nasal pillow mask may be the right choice for you.

5 advantages of nasal pillow masks

Friday, August 27, 2021

What Makes CPAP Pro® Revolutionary?

The CPAP Pro®, or NoMask, is a groundbreaking product in the CPAP industry for a variety of reasons. As it was invented by a sleep apnea patient, Joseph Goldstein, who himself was diagnosed with severe apnea in 1996, this product is unique and without many of the common issues faced by other masks. For one, it is a strapless product without any headgear or annoying or painful facemasks. 

Its most recent technology also makes it a revolutionary mask in a number of other ways:

  • Be Free to Sleep in Any Position with the Latest CPAP Technology: No matter what sleeping position you favor, using a mask may make it challenging to snooze off. Thanks to the latest CPAP technology, this can should now be a thing of the past. Our innovative nasal masks can make for a more comfortable night’s sleep with its Boil'N Bite mouthpiece configuration.
  • Innovative Whisper Quiet Performance™ Technology: This mask has been engineered to reduce sound associated with traditional nasal inserts and masks. Its microfoam diffusers are engineered to minimize any annoying sounds associated with conventional masks and nasal inserts. Unique micro-foam diffusers outstandingly minimize all sound and eliminate exhaled air blowing onto the patient.
  • Light-Weight & Minimum Skin Contact: CPAP Pro® was designed for comfort and is a lighter-weight product than conventional face masks. It is designed to minimize skin contact. This is done to provide more comfortable sleep and reduce irritation or marks. It is Latex-free.
  • Eliminate the CPAP Torture Once and For All: CPAP Pro® was invented by an apnea sufferer who tried numerous products to treat his OSA. After discovering that most masks left sores and marks, and also required heavy face masks and/or headgear, our inventor created the NoMask. With no headgear and no straps, it can be the official end to your CPAP torture.
  • Works With All Major CPAP Machines & User-Replaceable Parts: CPAP Pro® works with all major CPAP, PAP, and BiPAP systems. All patients are different with respect to what machine pressure they tolerate. Most nasal interfaces are recommended at a pressure of a maximum of thirteen, however, there are clients who utilize their NoMask with pressure ranges of 18-20 with great results.
There is an array of other ways in which the NoMask truly is pioneering in the industry and unlike no other mask available to those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. It is, in general, easier to clean than its competition, and it is unusually simple to position and set up. It is a custom fit for all users and adjustable for an ideal fit.

The perhaps most revolutionary side to the CPAP Pro® is the fact that it was designed exclusively for personal comfort, by a CPAP-using apnea patient. We would be happy to further introduce you to its trailblazing qualities and technology. Give us a call today to learn more or ask any questions you may have.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Can You Die From Little Sleep?

Sleep Deprivation Is Deadly
In the times of the Winter Olympics, there has been increased coverage and emphasis on the crucial importance of getting adequate sleep. As outlined by Team U.S.A., the significance of sufficient sleep is highlighted on an everyday basis. As explained by the team’s management: “Sleep supports healthy cognition, metabolism, mood, immune functions, and much more.”

Consequentially Olympic athletes such as America’s own Mikaela Shiffrin, one of the world's best slalom skiers, have credited her athletic success on getting a full 9 hours of sleep each night. Shiffrin’s napping habits have also been widely discussed in domestic- and international press coverage.

Other U.S. athletes, such as NBA player Kevin Durant have credited his eight-hour sleeping schedule for his athletic performance. NFL-wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald likewise claims to be sleeping a minimum of nine hours per night. Six-time Olympic gold winner Usain Bolt has told reporters he gets 8-10 hours per night and has highlighted how “extremely important” sleeping is to his success in sports.

Dangers of Insufficient Sleep

Harvard Medical School has outlined 6 reasons why it is crucially important to get enough sleep. The same Harvard study shows that as much as 75 percent of Americans experience difficulties sleeping at least a couple times on a weekly basis.

1. Diseases

Inadequate sleep will alter immune functions and may also be tied to cancer and other serious medical complications such as a number of heart-linked diseases.

2. Cardiovascular Illnesses

Disorders such as Sleep Apnea and similar conditions are linked to a variety of cardiovascular health issues. Insomnia and sleeplessness are linked to abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia), higher levels of stress hormones, hypertension, and related disorders.

3. Moodiness

A very common side-effect of insomnia is increased irritability, often combined with higher impatience, drastic mood changes, and a harder time concentrating.

4. General Safety

Did you know that drowsy driving is responsible for nearly ten percent of all traffic collisions in America? Furthermore, the correlation between insomnia and colossal industrial accidents has for long been established. Sleepiness has even been a factor in some of the world’s worst disasters; including the nuclear accident at Chornobyl in 1986, the 1989 Exxon oil tanker spill, the 1986 Challenger accident, the 1979 nuclear incident at Three Mile Island, and many others. Furthermore, two recent train collisions in New York City have led to a push for requiring apnea screening for train operators. We will never know if a simple apnea screening and treatment could have made a difference in these horrifying catastrophes.

5. Metabolism & Obesity

A chronic lack of sleep will oftentimes lead to weight gain. Sleepiness is proven to affect the body’s process of storing carbohydrates as well as interfering with hormone levels which affect the appetite. Overweight or obesity is often linked to potentially lethal apnea syndrome, a potentially deadly disorder affecting over 22 million Americans according to the American Sleep Apnea Association.

6. Learning Ability

Lack of sleep is often rightfully blamed on low academic scores. Studies have receptively indicated that a good night’s sleep helps the brain memorize what’s been studied or learned new information. Sleeping in itself is proven to commit new info to our memory by a process called memory consolidation.

Check Out: 7 Shocking Dangers of Sleep Deprivation!

Shocking consequences of little sleep

Are you getting adequate levels of sleep? Although, as elaborated by the National Sleep Foundation, age plays a significant role in how much sleep your body requires. A general thumb role however is to attain a minimum of eight hours of sleep per day. For those suffering from chronic sleepiness such as insomnia or apnea, there may be a medical reason why you can’t seem to fall or remain asleep. For apnea sufferers or similar patients, it is essential and vital to participate in a sleeping study in order to diagnose the issue. For those diagnosed with OSA (obstructive apnea syndrome), a simple CPAP mask may be all you need to regain your peaceful nights.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The 3 Best Masks | CPAP Mask

CPAP Pro nasal interface mask for apnea
CPAP Pro® knows very well the difficult choice sleep apnea sufferers must make: What type of masks exist? How much are they? And what mask should I get? A CPAP mask - or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, - is a method often recommended by physicians in order to treat apnea. In this article, CPAP Pro will highlight some of the pros and cons that follow certain apnea masks. We will present the three variants available on the market, ranked by how comfortable and really - how tolerable - it is to wear. All the product variants have certain pros and cons, and some may fit or suit some individuals more than others. It is important to note that this information is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a sleep specialist or physician.

3. Full Face Mask

The traditional full-face variant is slowly pacing out, although many patients find these masks to be the most trusted. These cover the patient's entire facial area, including mouth and nose. The problem with these is often the discomfort or claustrophobic effects of wearing the headgear and/or straps holding the mask in place. These may still be recommended to certain patients, maybe, particularly those in need of relatively high airway pressure. The full-face options have been proven to cause the most airway pressure leaks, and it is not recommended for active sleepers or those with claustrophobic tendencies. The airway will however feel less direct with the full-face rather than the interface nasal pillows (mentioned below). The full headgear and heavyweight may be a pain to some, but others describe it as a more stable and secure way of receiving airway flows. Sleeping on the stomach is not possible with the full face, and it will often leak due to facial hair, unlike nasal and interface nasal pillows.

See Also: How CPAP Saves Lives!

2. Nasal CPAP Mask

Woman sleeping with apnea
Covering the nose, these are ideal for sleepers who breathe through their nose. Amongst the more popular, these only cover a small portion compared to the more conventional full-face options. Similar to the full-face option, these are also often recommended to patients in need of high-pressure settings. It is however not recommended for mouth-breathers, as it only provides airway flows through the nose. These often do provide the most direct airway pressure, but the strong airflow may feel discomforting and/or annoying to some. Unlike nasal pillows, nasal masks do cover your sinuses and can therefore lead to discomfort and/or pain. Without further due, let us present to you the number one way of treating apnea comfortably: nasal pillows.

1. Nasal Pillow

These light and comfortable mask variants are a trending way of treating sleep apnea. Smaller, lighter, and often more comfortable, interface nasal pillows might be the most pleasant way of treating apnea. What’s a better method of receiving continuous positive airway pressure through the night? This is also why our founder Joseph L. Goldstein invented our revolutionary NoMask. With no painful or irritating straps nor strings or headgear, it is truly the best option on the market for treating your sleep apnea in the most comfortable way. If you already have a traditional full-face mask, why not update your device to something more pleasant? Regain your freedom to twist and turn at night. Our CPAP products are FDA tested and approved. Nasal pillows are also known to cause less airway leaking and are the best type for those who move, twist, or turn during sleep.

Contact us for more information on our revolutionary product. Make sure to ask about Joe’s story! Our owner and founder, Joesph “Joe” Goldstein, is an apnea patient himself who invented the NoMask as a result of all the bad, irritating, and discomforting treatments available on the market. Joe is also the author of a best-selling book on his story and invention, entitled Snoring Can Kill!!: Discover How Sleep Apnea Can Be Ruining Your Life (1999).

Please note that the author is not a physician nor a sleep specialist. Consult your doctor before using any medical procedures and treatments that take place, including apnea treatments. The information provided in this article should not be taken as medical advice or as an alternative to consulting an apnea specialist. All masks are different and certain CPAP mask options work better for some individuals.

Simi Valley offices of NoMask CPAP Pro Mask

Friday, April 21, 2017

10 Ways To Sleep Deeper | CPAP PRO ®

10 ways for deeper sleep by CPAP masks
A huge problem for many, even non-sleep apnea patients, is the lack of deep sleep. As we have been a provider of CPAP masks for 17 years, we know a thing or two about the lack of deep sleep. It often accompanies apnea and most certainly will drain you of energy throughout the day. CPAP, shortened for continuous positive airway pressure, is a revolutionary way of treating sleep apnea. Even more revolutionary is our CPAP PRO® “NoMask,” often named the most comfortable sleep apnea mask, providing no headgear, strings, or painful straps. Here are our “10 Best Ways To Deeper Sleep”!

10. Power of the Sun

Sunlight dictates our body’s biological clock. Waking up with the sun is the healthiest way of waking up, but if you sleep longer, try getting out in the sun after you wake up. Instead of laying in bed for fifteen minutes after the alarm goes off, catch some sunlight from the porch or even through the window. Our Circadian Clock follows a natural pattern where sunlight is associated with waking up. This is also why it can be harder to take a nap while the sun is shining.

9. Keep It At 65

Why NoMask is best CPAP masks
Many of our CPAP PRO® customers have asked us: “What’s the ideal sleeping temperature?” While there is no universal temperature that’s ideal for everyone, keeping it cool - or about 65 degrees - will allow for the deepest sleep to take place. If the temperature is too cold or too hot, the natural body temperature rhythm will be affected and make it harder for a comfortable night’s sleep.

8. Dark and Quiet Surroundings

Our built-in Circadian Clock knows sunlight means being awake and associates darkness with sleep. For the deepest sleep, try making your sleep environment as dark and quiet as possible. Put shades over the windows, and if you live in a city, you may consider sleeping with earplugs and/or eye shades if needed. The darker and more silent your bed environment is, the harder and deeper you will sleep.

7. Cut Out Caffeine

An important tip for sleep apnea sufferers is to avoid caffeine drinks before bedtime. Coffee and most soda brands contain caffeine, which can easily disturb your sleep. If you have problems falling asleep, try cutting out caffeine or at least limit it. By cutting out caffeine past 1-2 pm, falling and staying asleep can be made easier.

6. Exercise Regularly

Exercise is a too often overlooked component of a good night’s sleep. If your body is tired from a hard day’s work, you will find it easier to fall and remain asleep. If you have problems falling asleep, try a new workout schedule! Obesity caused by little exercise can also lead to sleep apnea in children and others.

5. Cut Out Late Night Meals

Late-night meals, particularly heavy protein-rich meals, should be avoided before bedtime. Eating can be highly disruptive to our biological clock. After eating, our body’s blood flow will increase and the body prepares for physical work. Big meals should be limited to when they are needed, for breakfast or to boost energy during the daytime. Late-night meals are also bad for your metabolism, which can cause obesity often linked to sleep apnea.

4. Switch Off Work Mode

Too many of us go to bed while still in work mode. Try leaving work behind at the office, and avoid checking your e-mails or other work-related activities in bed. It may be easier said than done, but electronics in bed should be avoided altogether. Try finding a new bedtime ritual!

3. Regulate Napping

Apnea sufferers not yet introduced to CPAP machines will often find themselves napping in order to get sufficient sleep. Napping can be good, but not for so long that it disturbs your sleep at night. Set your alarm for 15 minutes and go for a nap. Sleeping for two hours during the day will disrupt our Circadian sleep-wake cycle, and again, make it harder to fall asleep when you’re supposed to.

2. Bedtime Ritual

Whether it’s reading a book or using the iPad, having the same ritual before bedtime every night allows for deeper sleep during the night. While the bright light from phones, laptops, and iPads can disturb sleep, a better route is to read a book. Having a consistent bedtime ritual that makes you tired is crucial, whether it’s reading a book or taking a warm bath. Try having a cup of Chamomile tea before bedtime! Many types of herbal teas have natural remedies that make sleeping easier.

1. Sleep Routine

CPAP sleep apnea masks
Often the number one tip we give CPAP users is the importance of having a bedtime routine. This includes going to bed and waking up at about the same time every day. The best routine allows children and teenagers 9 hours of sleep, while the recommended amount for adults is 8 hours of sleep per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Going to bed and waking up at different times every day will confuse the Circadian Clock, and can make for a more restless night overall.

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As CPAP PRO has offered apnea masks for nearly twenty years, you can trust our knowledge for better sleep. If you believe you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, it is crucial that the OSA or other disorder get diagnosed as fast as possible in order to be treated. A continuous positive airway pressure mask - CPAP mask - can be the difference between life and death for people suffering from severe sleep apnea.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Silent Nightly Killer of Children | CPAP Pro Masks

Can snoring lead to death? As children are far from immune to sleep apnea, we at CPAP Pro know all too well the dangers associated with sleep apnea syndrome. As a leading provider of CPAP masks since the late 90s, we are proud of our NoMask which has helped thousands of suffering kids throughout the United States. Our founder is an apnea patient himself and released the NoMask sleep apnea machine for a more comfortable and user-friendly CPAP mask. He is also the author of the best-selling book Snoring Can Kill, which was published in 1999. To give some well-deserved attention and information on sleep disorders in children and adolescents, we have collected some tips from our expertise of more than eighteen years of work with treating apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in 2-3 percent of kids. As many as 13-14 percent of teenagers suffer from obesity and possibly accompanying OSA. In children, it can easily go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as it is harder to detect than in adults. In children it is most frequently caused by either 1) Obesity or 2) Enlarged tonsils/adenoids. Heavy snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness may be the two most obvious signs of OSA, but there are also some other warning signs to look for. If your child is a heavy snorer it may be a warning light and the child should be seen by a sleep specialist. While surgical procedures may be an option, many are also treated with sleep apnea masks such as our NoMask. Let CPAP Pro present some of the most common signs of OSA and how your child can be treated.

Apnea Signs

As the title of Joe Goldstein’s book implies, “Snoring Can Kill” (1999). One of the most common signs of OSA is continued heavy- and gasp-like snoring during bedtime. Behavioral- and academic difficulties often accompany OSA, even leading some to misdiagnose it as ADHD. The child will more often than not also suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness. The child may be hyperactive, sometimes aggressive, and have problems concentrating. As in adults, apnea patients often suffer from headaches when waking up as well as high blood pressure. Bed-wetting can be another accompanying issue. Children with OSA have often problems paying attention to detail, don’t listen when talked to, and have problems staying organized. Keeping attention to one thing may seem difficult, and the child may seem forgetful in everyday tasks. OSA can carry many of the same symptoms as ADHD. A simple but easy-to-use sleep apnea machine is the most common form of treatment, and the use of such a mask can be easy and comfortable. If left untreated, the OSA can create permanent memory- and learning damage. An array of other diseases are linked to OSA, including various lethal heart diseases. Is your child a heavy snorer? Children who snore heavily are particularly vulnerable to OSA, and according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), such children should be screened by a sleep specialist. 

Apnea Treatment

Office CPAP Pro Sleep Apnea Masks in Simi Valley, CA
CPAP Pro is located in Simi Valley, CA
When enlarged adenoids or tonsils are the main cause of OSA, a surgical procedure may be preferred. For children with OSA as a result of being overweight or obese, face masks such as BIPAP and CPAP may be recommended. A CPAP mask will make breathing easier, resulting in a deeper sleep and an end to snoring. When recommended by a physician or sleep specialist, acquiring such a face mask may alleviate the sleep disorder. While any child may be resistant to using a mask during sleep, patience is the key to treating a child with CPAP machines. With no annoying or pailful equipment such as straps, strings, or headgear, our NoMask is the most comfortable CPAP mask on the world market. Nonetheless, there are certain tips on how you can make the CPAP change easier for the child. Let him or her try the mask on during the daytime, to see how it feels. Have lots of patience in the beginning. It may be necessary for a couple of nights to check if the child is still using the mask during nighttime. While tonsillectomy can treat children with surgical removal of their enlarged tonsils or adenoids, children who suffer from apnea caused by obesity are often treated with CPAP masks.

See Also: What Really Happens When You're Asleep?

Many patients utilizing a sleep apnea mask of any sort are too well aware of the many discomforts accompanying the masks. This is why the NoMask is a revolutionary product on the market. As the name implies, NoMask is the closest to a no-mask feeling you can get while still treating your apnea. With no annoying strings attached and no headgear, NoMask is comfortable and lets you twist and turn while asleep. “How to make CPAP more comfortable!?” is a repetitive question we get asked all the time. The solution might just be the award-winning NoMask product which has eliminated the CPAP pain and torture for thousands of patients.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Problems with getting adequate sleep are more common than ever, and many may suffer from serious forms of sleep apnea even without being aware of their own medical conditions. Recent reports have also proved a link between possibly deadly diseases and sleep apnea syndromes. Long and often sleep interruptions make the oxygen levels decrease and force the heart to work harder. That often leads to higher blood pressure and increasing numbers of stress hormones. If left untreated, sleep apnea may lead to high blood pressure, various heart diseases, stroke, and diabetes. Did you know 83 percent of all sleep apnea patients suffer from high blood pressure? Or that over half - 53 % - of people with type 2 diabetes also suffer from sleep apnea? There is also a striking correlation between suffering from sleep apnea and being involved in serious traffic- and workplace accidents. Getting a diagnosis followed by treatment is crucial.

New medical reports are increasingly finding a correlation between sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Over 35 percent of sleep apnea patients have blood pressure higher than normal (140/90 mmHg). From the other point, 30 percent of all with high blood pressure also suffer from sleep apnea. For those that despite treatment didn’t see lower blood pressure, the percentage of sleep apnea increases to 83 percent. Treatment for instance by sleep apnea face masks may lead to lower and more normal blood pressure. Sleep apnea also takes a toll on the heart and its functions. Untreated interruptions of breathing during the night can lead to permanent damage to blood vessels and other important organs for blood circulation. High blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart failure, and increased chances of heart attacks and strokes can be examples of permanent sleep-apnea damage. You can decrease the toll on the blood vessels and heart by getting treatment quickly after being diagnosed.

About sixty percent of people with type 2 diabetes are also suffering from sleep apnea. Studies have also shown that apnea may be a leading cause of diabetes by increasing insulin resistance. Diabetes may improve when the breathing interruptions get treated by a CPAP mask or other prescribed medications or methods of treatment. Those suffering from obesity or being overweight may be in danger of developing sleep disorders; about 40 percent of those obese are also at risk of developing sleep apnea. The apnea can lead to a bad circle where the patient feels tired, eat to stay up, and develop weight problems or obesity. The tiredness that accompanies the syndrome may lead to challenges with diet- or exercise changes. Treating apnea may give overweight patients the energy to change lifestyles and live a more active and healthy life. Interruptions in sleep may decrease or even stop in certain cases when the patient loses weight.

Research has shown sleep apnea patients have a significantly higher risk of traffic collisions and accidents on the road. It may seem like an insignificant mask, but getting a CPAPPRO will not only improve your medical well-being but may decrease your chance of getting into possibly fatal traffic- or workplace accidents. A study of 800 people with sleep apnea and 800 with no sleep disorders found people with apnea are twice as likely to experience a traffic accident. Those with sleep disorders also experienced a 3-5 times greater chance of crashing their own vehicle. The group with sleep-apnea patients experienced 250 collisions in three years, while those without any sleep disorders experienced 123 collisions. Also, those with a milder form of apnea saw an increased chance of being involved in traffic accidents.

The difficulty concentrating and processing information as a lack of little sleep is a big danger. Some with this syndrome will experience falling asleep at the movie theatre, at work, during dinner, or while driving. Many of the patients also experience daytime fatigue, headaches, and dry mouth, particularly in the mornings. There are also a variety of mental problems that may be linked to sleep deprivation, maybe, particularly depression and anxiety. In general, people suffering from sleep disorders have a worse quality of life and the sudden stops of breathing are hard on the patient’s heart, body, and blood circulation. The most common treatment is sleep apnea face masks, most commonly a CPAP breathing mask that will help the patient breathe through the night. Not just a respirator, CPAP masks blow air and can keep your breathing going smoothly. CPAPPRO with no straps or headgear eliminates a problem often experienced with such masks, including feeling claustrophobic or pain due to wearing the mask at night.

See also: Sleep-Apnea and Sexual Dysfunction in Men

What can you do to better the situation yourself, in addition to getting medical treatment? Getting more exercise and losing weight might help. It is important to quit smoking and try to avoid alcohol. Sleeping on a bigger or taller pillow it won’t make your apnea disappear but may help decrease the symptoms. Whether it’s a CPAP mask, sleep medication, or another form of treatment, talking to your health care specialist is crucially important in order to be diagnosed and treated accordingly. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea without recognizing it themselves. Recognizing your problem is the first step in solving the problem!