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Discover your favourite SleepTalk articles in a new and interactive blog! Find tips on CPAP therapy and travel, hygiene, lifestyle and more

Best CPAP masks to look out for in 2019, SleepTalk

February 27, 2019 - Product spotlight

The best CPAP masks of 2019 from ResMed, Respironics and F&P

Your CPAP mask can often be the difference between great and poor sleep. It is so important for your mask to be well-fitted and comfortable, to meet your needs and treat your sleep apnea. Choosing a mask that’s right for you out of so many different masks and manufacturers can make the choice both confusing and overwhelming. To help you out, our team of clinical experts has researched the masks to look out for in 2019.

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SleepTalk: The effects of smoking cigarettes on sleep apnea

February 25, 2019 - Facts about sleep

How Smoking Affects Sleep Apnea and CPAP Use

It’s no secret that smoking can have a serious impact on your health, but the consequences can be worse for those who smoke and have sleep apnea. If you do, or know someone who does, you’ve probably wondered how smoking affects sleep apnea and overall sleep.

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CPAP user not tired anymore after CPAP therapy testimonial

January 23, 2019 - Stories from our clients

CPAP after getting diagnosed with a heart condition

“There are many events in a lifetime that can make dramatic changes in our lives.” A client struggling with the diagnosis of a heart condition has had their life turned around after starting CPAP therapy.

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The benefits of CPAP during the flu season

December 19, 2018 - Facts about sleep

CPAP to boost your immune system

Use your CPAP, avoid the flu It’s a beautiful Christmas morning but oh no, you’ve got the sniffles! Nobody likes the flu, and the end of December is typically when the flu invades Canada with coughs, sneezes and sick days of plenty. So how can you protect yourself from flu and other respiratory viruses?

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How to get rid of CPAP marks

November 27, 2018 - CPAP therapy tips

How to remove CPAP marks from face

Is your mask leaving marks on your face? Have you ever awakened to find red lines across your face left there by your CPAP mask and headgear the night before? A new innovation in accessories is finally making CPAP masks comfortable for those who suffer from CPAP marks.

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Cold breath in winter - an increase in dry air

October 16, 2018 - Product spotlight

How to prepare your humidity for the Canadian winter

One of the most common complaints about CPAP therapy is nasal congestion and dryness. Your CPAP humidity can solve that

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Canada legalizes cannabis - cover image

October 15, 2018 - CPAP therapy tips

Canada legalizes cannabis, may not help your sleep apnea

What are the risks and benefits of cannabis? Can medical cannabis help treat obstructive sleep apnea? Join us in looking at the most relevant research on the issue

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CPAP adherence through the night

September 24, 2018 - Benefits of CPAP therapy

How many hours of CPAP is enough?

If you wake up in the middle of the night you may have a decision to make: you can ‘treat yourself’ to sleep without a CPAP mask, or treat your body to the health benefits that CPAP offers.

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Doctor at his computer during shift work

August 21, 2018 - Facts about sleep

Shift Work, OSA & CPAP

With shift work, your body’s natural 24-hour internal clock (circadian rhythm) is disrupted and can’t rely on night and day to regulate its sleep cycles. It may cause symptoms of insomnia and excessive sleepiness known as Shift Work Sleep Disorder.

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Man asleep at his breakfast table

July 26, 2018 - CPAP therapy tips

Using CPAP but still tired?

It is not uncommon to start feeling daytime sleepiness, headaches, irritability, snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms months or years after a period of successful CPAP therapy. This is often a sign that something is not quite right with your CPAP therapy.  

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Caregiver providing support to a patient during follow-up

July 18, 2018 - Benefits of CPAP therapy

The Importance of CPAP Follow Up

To ensure your VitalAire CPAP therapy is still delivering the optimal level of care, regular follow-ups with our sleep apnea experts are essential. Your local VitalAire clinic is only a phone call away and, should you have any trouble with your therapy, we’re here to help!

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July 17, 2018 - Facts about sleep

VitalAire Sleep Talk™: Sleep Apnea Explained

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you know that it is relatively common.  At VitalAire, we have the tools and information you need to treat your sleep apnea and get a good night’s sleep.  One of the most important steps you can take in your therapy is understanding what your diagnosis means.  Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing many times through the night, for periods lasting at least 10 seconds. 

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