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May 9, 2022 - CPAP therapy tips

3 ways Sleep Apnea Therapy Apps support your Treatment Success

Are you getting the most out of your sleep apnea treatment? Sleep Apnea Therapy Apps can reveal your sleep score, mask fit and much more…to get you the sleep you deserve!

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April 20, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Your tongue might be making you sleepy!

Did you know that your tongue can reveal a lot about your sleeping habits? In essence, the size of your tongue may hold the answers to whether or not you could be suffering from sleep apnea, a condition that prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep.

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March 16, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Who doesn’t love a good nap? But… Is it worth it?

Did you know in warm parts of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, the Siesta, “midday nap'' is an important part of the culture? It's especially ingrained in Spain—and in Italy, where it's called riposo.

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March 10, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Prepare to Lose 1 Hour of Sleep on Sunday March 13!

Losing an hour of sleep from the end of daylight savings can shift the body's regular sleep-wake cycle. Even though the time difference is only an hour, your internal body clock may take some time to adjust. The sleep disruption can last for many days.

March 7, 2022 - Oxygen

Oxygen Therapy for Heart Failure

Have you been diagnosed with heart failure and prescribed home oxygen therapy? When you have heart failure, it means that your heart isn’t pumping enough oxygen to the rest of your body. This can cause oxygen levels to dip, which can negatively impact the function of your body organs. Oxygen therapy helps to increase the amount of oxygen delivered to your body tissues to help reduce the strain on your heart.

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February 16, 2022 - Facts about sleep

A Conversation Guide: How to talk to your partner about their snoring.

Did you know that 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women are habitual snorers?

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January 25, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Is sleep apnea linked to depression?

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians experience some form of mental health issue in their lifetime? If you feel like you haven’t been yourself lately, have you noticed how well you have been sleeping?

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VitalAire client sleeping with a cpap machine at his home

December 1, 2021 - Caring for CPAP products

CPAP Equipment Cleaning Care Checklist

VitalAire can offer you tips to keep your equipment clean and working effectively, so you can benefit the most from your sleep apnea treatment. The effectiveness of your CPAP therapy is increased when your equipment is clean and well-cared for. Follow the instructions below to clean your CPAP unit and accessories. Remember to contact your VitalAire clinician, if you have any questions!

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Home Oxygen Safety

November 8, 2021 - Oxygen

Oxygen Therapy at Home: How to Stay Safe

Oxygen is a vital part of life. It feeds our brains and bodies, and we must get enough of it to maintain a healthy equilibrium.

man unable to sleep at night

November 1, 2021 - Facts about sleep

Chronic Lack of Sleep and its Impacts | VitalAire

Suffering from Chronic Lack of Sleep? Find Out Why Have you ever woken up in the morning and wondered, “why am I still tired?” Sleep deprivation occurs when a person is not getting enough  sleep on a regular basis. Going to bed too late, waking up continuously throughout the night, and not prioritizing your sleep routine are common causes of inadequate sleep or poor quality sleep.

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October 18, 2021 - Facts about sleep

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021 - prepare to set your clock back

Where did it come from? The New Zealand entomologist George Hudson first proposed modern DST. Hudson's shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects and led him to value after-hours daylight. In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift, and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch, he followed up with an 1898 paper.

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How often should you clean your CPAP equipment

September 3, 2021 - Caring for CPAP products

Your CPAP Care & CPAP Accessory Maintenance

Your CPAP machine can be a vital component of a good night’s sleep. And much like your own body, your CPAP machine, mask and accessories need care and regular maintenance to help it function effectively. Regular maintenance and replacement of your CPAP components will help your device achieve greater longevity, and provide you with optimal therapy results. 

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