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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.

Tags: CPAP therapy tips New products

How to read the nutrition label

November 27, 2018 - CPAP therapy tips

How to read a nutrition label

6 easy steps to getting the most useful information out of the nutrition label. Plus a delicious Mustard Citrus Chicken and Tarragon recipe for you to try!

Alarm clock

October 16, 2018 - Facts about sleep

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 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.

Tags: News Sleep hygiene

Cold breath in winter - an increase in dry air

October 16, 2018 - In the 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

Tags: CPAP therapy tips News Sleep apnea

CPAP testimonial by Jessica

September 24, 2018 - Stories from our clients

CPAP testimonial: “I can’t believe how much more energy I have”

Prior to therapy, Jessica always felt tired during the day. Ten years ago, while attending school to become a sleep technician, she was exposed to the sleep apnea disorder, its symptoms and long term risks. After her training, she decided to get tested and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea.

Tags: Sleep apnea

NFL players also get sleep apnea

September 24, 2018 - Facts about sleep

NFL players get sleep apnea too

It’s September and NFL fans are excited! The National Football League schedule is out, and as you get ready to let the team into your living room, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reminds us: football players get sleep apnea too.

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.

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea Sleep hygiene

Philips Respironics DreamWear Full face in use

August 23, 2018 - In the spotlight

DreamWear Full face - So light that you'll forget you have it on!

After analyzing thousands of facial features, Respironics designed a new DreamWear Full face mask that sets out to target discomforts reported by full face mask users for years.

Tags: New products News Sleep apnea

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.

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea Sleep hygiene

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.  

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea

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!

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea