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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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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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September 2, 2021 - CPAP therapy tips

Top Sleep Apnea CPAP Masks

Your CPAP machine and mask can make the difference between nighttime restlessness and a good night’s sleep. As a piece of medical equipment, you want to ensure that you have the best options available to you. The better the parts, the better the therapy will work for you.

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Snoring caused by sleep apnea

June 8, 2021 - Facts about sleep

What Does Sleep Apnea Feel Like? Symptoms, Warning Signs and Testing

What are the warning signs of sleep apnea? What does sleep apnea look like? Learn the most common symptoms and primary characteristics of sleep apnea.

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F&P Eson 2 CPAP mask

March 18, 2021 - CPAP therapy tips

“Why do I feel like I can’t breathe with my CPAP Mask on?” - CPAP Problems

Have you recently had a sleep apnea test that determined you need to use a CPAP machine? You may have lots of questions and some apprehensions about beginning CPAP therapy.

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How to Use CPAP With a Stuffy Nose

February 23, 2021 - CPAP therapy tips

How to Use CPAP With a Stuffy Nose

How to Use CPAP With a Stuffy Nose - 3 Solutions Do you wish there was a CPAP setting for a stuffy nose? Nasal congestion from a cold or allergies makes it difficult to breathe out of your nose while asleep and symptoms may be worse for people who have sleep apnea. A blocked nose may also result in mouth breathing, which can lead to less effective CPAP therapy for those who wear a nasal or pillow mask.

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Snoring Man

December 15, 2020 - Benefits of CPAP therapy

How can sleep apnea increase the risk of diabetes?

Can Sleep Apnea Increase Risk of Diabetes?

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