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Tips on living with Sleep Apnea, CPAP Therapy & Oxygen including travel, hygiene, lifestyle, cost-saving deals & more.

Alarm clock

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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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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Sleep better during COVID-19 pandemic

September 30, 2020 - SleepTalk this month

How Quality Sleep Can Boost Your Immunity During COVID

How a good night’s sleep can boost your immune system during the COVID era

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June 24, 2020 - Caring for CPAP products

How to Clean and Maintain CPAP Equipment at Home

These days, keeping your CPAP equipment clean is more important than ever.  Over time and with regular use, CPAP equipment will wear out and deteriorate. Replacing your mask and accessories regularly is an important part of maintaining an effective and hygienic sleep therapy routine. 

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May 8, 2020 - Promotions

VitalAire Now Offers Direct Shipping!

For a limited time, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $75 and a FREE BOTTLE OF CPAP SOAP with the purchase of a CPAP mask.

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February 25, 2020 - SleepTalk this month

The Truth About Melatonin

What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that is produced naturally by your body within pineal gland inside of the brain.1 Directly correlated with your sleep, it helps to regulate your body’s internal clock, also known as circadian rhythm.1 Circadian rhythms are the signals your body gives you at the same time each day which instruct your body to wake up in the morning, stay alert during the day and feel drowsy in the evening.5

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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 desk

June 18, 2018 - Stories from our clients

8 years ago I was always tired and snored like a freight train

8 years ago I would have been described as a restless sleeper, always tired, could nap on demand and some would have the nerve to say I was often irritable and that I could snore like a freight train. Being diagnosed with sleep apnea, purchasing a CPAP machine and meeting the folks at VitalAire has changed my life for the better. No longer do I nap….I know what a good sleep should be! I no longer keep the neighbours awake!

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CPAP therapy for your patient

June 14, 2018 - Facts about sleep

While You Were Sleeping…

As humans we spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping – so why don’t we know more about what actually happens during this time and how it affect our brains? 1 Scientists have known for quite some time that

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