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How CPAP Masks Save Lives | CPAP Pro

How CPAP Masks Save Lives | CPAP Pro

A CPAP mask can be a life-saver for many suffering from sleep apnea. How? A deadly side-effect from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the constant stops of breathing during night. CPAP – or continuous positive airway pressure – provides a steady flow of oxygen throughout the night, and prevents the OSA sufferer from stopping breathing. It is estimated that 2 percent of women suffer from OSA, while twice as many men suffers from apnea. In other words, a simple mask can save the lives of countless OSA-patients throughout the world.

OSA Symptoms

One of the most common symptoms is the snoring. The heavy snoring often leads to breathing stops under sleep. These breathing stops can last from a few second to up to a minute. This can repeat itself as much as a hundred times during one night, but the patient is unlikely to remember this after waking up. Constant toilet visits, nightmares and excessive sweating are just a few other nighttime symptoms of apnea.

Daytime symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, constant headaches, problems concentrating and irritability. The snoring and breathing stops can often be a challenge for sexual intimacy, and many couples end up sleeping in different bedrooms. Weight issues is another factor often accompanied by the apnea, often along with a high blood pressure which can lead to a variety of heart diseases and medical complications.

CPAP Masks

CPAP masks come in a variety of shapes and forms. The most widespread are nasal-pillow masks and the original full-face mask. Picking the right mask is crucial for an efficient CPAP treatment. Patients need masks that are comfortable and is applied tightly, so air won’t leak out of the mask. Masks come with a unique boil-and-bite mouth piece, guaranteed to fit all patients’ mouths. Before acquiring masks it is important to get diagnosed by a sleep specialist or physician. More likely than not, the mask will result in a drastic reduction of both snoring and breathing stops during night. Many patients also experience a lowered blood pressure, reduction of weight and a more active lifestyle with less tiredness.

While many of the older classic masks come with headgear and/or irritating straps, the uniqueness of our NoMask product is that it offers none of the above. It simply is the most comfortable, reliable and tolerable sleep apnea mask for continuous positive airway pressure.

Why Our CPAP Mask?

How does NoMask compare to other CPAP masks? Check the image below to discover why thousands of apnea patients have found NoMask to be the ultimate sleep apnea mask to cure their OSA.

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10 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster | CPAP Pro

10 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster | CPAP Pro

10 ways to fall asleep fast by sleep apnea masksYou do not need to have sleep apnea in order to have problems falling asleep at night. At CPAP Pro we have helped thousands of sleep apnea patients through our revolutionary sleep masks. In this article we will highlight some of our best advice on how to quickly fall asleep. A problem many face is not getting adequate amounts of sleep, and many will twist and turn for up to an hour before actually falling asleep. Not an exclusive issue for sleep apnea sufferers, these quick 10 tips will outline some steps for how you can easily and rapidly fall asleep.

10) Do Something

Laying in bed and can not fall asleep? The experts say it is better to get up again. Watch some TV, clean up a little or read the newspaper. Try going back to sleep again in 15-20 minutes.

9) Skip Late Meals

CPAP sleep apnea mask in Simi Valley CaliforniaLate night meals and caffeine should be avoided. The biggest meal of the day should take place when you need the energy boost it provides. Evenings should be limited to a light meal or snack. If you have problems falling asleep, cut out all caffeine after noon. That means no sodas, coffee or energy drinks.

8) Take A Bath

A good tip not only for apnea patients but everyone is to take a hot bath before going to bed. A hot shower, jacuzzi or bath will increase your body temperature and ultimately make you feel more relaxed and ready for bed. Bring a cup of tea with you in the bathtub! Chamomile tea has a great calming effect.

7) Make It Comfy

Whether it means investing in new pillows or re-arranging the bedroom, make sure your bed is the most comfy place in the house.

6) Sleep Schedule

cppapro nomaskAt CPAP Pro we recommend all customers to keep a steady sleep routine. Having a routine of when you wake and when you sleep can help eliminate stress. Try always getting in bed at about the same time, or as close as you get during weekends. If you are not able to keep a consistent schedule, at least have a routine every night before going to bed. That could be doing to dishes, turning off all lights, reading a book, or something different. Try doing the same activity every night right before bedtime, and eventually, your brain will automatically associate the given activities with falling asleep.

5) Keep It Cool

We advice CPAP mask clientele to keep a nightly temperature of about 66-67°F for optimal sleep. It can be difficult to fall asleep if the temperature of the room is too warm. So whether it is opening a window or putting on the AC, keep the bedroom cool when going to bed.

4) Be Active During the Day

The importance of physical activity can never be exaggerated enough. Although it is not a good thing to have a hard workout session immediately before going to bed, some physical activity through the day is important. Your body should feel tired from some form of physical work every day, whether its from a hike, lifting weights or biking.

3) Read Something

Semi-interesting reading material is the key for many suffering from insomnia. Many sleep apnea patients will also tell you a boring book is the best tip for quickly falling asleep. Whatever you do, refrain from re-checking the time over and over again.

2) Complete Darkness

Sleep- and CPAP experts will tell you: the darker surroundings – the better and deeper sleep you will experience. Fall asleep faster by getting new curtains blocking out all light, and invest in ear plugs if you live in a noisy area. Complete silence and complete darkness are key factors to long, deep sleep.

1) Calm Down

The secret to quick sleep is being completely relaxed in mind and body. Leave work at work. Don’t rethink the day or start planning for tomorrow’s workday. Disconnect from your devices and e-mails, and avoid looking at the phone or computer in bed. Most of us can’t fall asleep because our brains keep working and preventing us from relaxing and eventually falling asleep. It is crucially important not to overthink work, checking e-mails, etc. when trying to sleep. Don’t bring worries to bed.

As a provider of sleep apnea machines and interface nasal masks for nearly 20 years, you can trust our expertise for sleep apnea CPAP gear. If you are diagnosed with OSA and in need the lightest and most comfortable mask, give us a call today!