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August 4, 2022 - Benefits of CPAP therapy

Can untreated sleep apnea cause erectile dysfunction?

Has your partner been impacted by your sleep disorder? Has your intimacy suffered? Sleep problems can affect you and your partner’s overall well-being if left undiagnosed and untreated. 

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July 26, 2022 - Facts about sleep

The Link Between Alzheimer’s and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep health is important for your overall well being, and good sleep habits may help prevent serious chronic illnesses. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that has been recently linked to the increased likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s Disease by as much as double.

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June 8, 2022 - Oxygen

Is vaping an alternative to smoking for COPD patients?

Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking. In fact, many people start vaping as a means to quit smoking. But, really, how much safer is vaping compared to smoking? Researchers don’t fully understand the long-term health effects of vaping yet, but there is a strong indication that it can affect the lungs and cause chronic respiratory disease.

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Health care provider explaining to a client the risks of not treating sleep apnea

May 19, 2022 - Benefits of CPAP therapy

Treating Sleep Apnea is good for your Heart

Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure? May is Hypertension month, so we are raising awareness about the relationship between your heart health and sleep. Medical research shows that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is strongly linked to the development of systemic hypertension (high blood pressure). If left untreated, sleep apnea may lead to heart disease.

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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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