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Review of The ResMed Ultra Mirage II Nasal CPAP Mask (Pros, Cons, Specifications)

After you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, it can be unnerving and cause some anxiety.  Obstructive sleep...

2019 Review of The ResMed Swift LT for Her Nasal Pillow

When most people think about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) they think of a large necked overweight man that snores so loud...

12 Telltale Signs You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, is becoming more of a household name.  More and more people are being diagnosed with OSA...

Can Nasal Strips Treat Sleep Apnea?

Many patients that are new to sleep apnea treatment often ask us if nasal strips, that open your nasal airways, are a good...

2019 Review of The Mirage Vista Nasal Mask By ResMed

When our patients are first diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea it can cause some anxiety as the most common treatment...

Review of The ResMed Mirage FX for Her Nasal CPAP Mask (2019)

There is a wide range of different CPAP masks that providers can recommend for their patients.  Each mask has its own...

A Complete Review of The ResMed Mirage FX Nasal CPAP Mask

If you’re like most patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you most likely have some level of...

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto APAP Machine

Did you know there are numerous CPAP systems for patients, depending on the severity of their condition?  CPAP therapy is...

A Complete Review of The ResMed Swift FX Nano For Her

Women are the first to know that a good night sleep can really make all the difference between a good day and a bad one....

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her APAP Machine

It's no secret that women differ significantly from men. Women have unique anatomy, and both the medical community and...

A Complete Review of The ResMed Mirage Swift II Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

Did you know that after you receive a diagnosis for obstructive sleep apnea, you can get your durable medical equipment...

A Complete Review of The ResMed Swift FX Bella For Her CPAP Mask

According to the National Sleep Foundation, obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is diagnosed in both women and men.  Men,...

A Complete Review of The ResMed Swift LT Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

When it comes to the world of sleep medicine, there are so many new and exciting advancements all the time. Sleep medicine...

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet APAP Machine

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, your physician likely has prescribed you CPAP therapy as a...

A Complete Review of The ResMed Swift FX Nasal Pillow for Her

A women’s face is softer, more contoured, and smaller in comparison to men’s faces.  These subtle differences make the...

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirSense 10 Elite CPAP Machine

When diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and prescribed CPAP therapy, finding both the perfect fitting mask and...

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow for Her

 

When you think about obstructive sleep apnea, you probably imagine an overweight middle-aged man that snores. While this...

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirMini CPAP Machine

Are you looking for the perfect CPAP machine you can travel with while staying compliant with yours sleep apnea therapy? The...

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirTouch F20 For Her Full Face Mask

 

Even with the growing awareness of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), women remain undiagnosed. one misconception about sleep...

A Complete Review of The ResMed Swift FX Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea has become relatively common in the United States.  In fact, more than 3 million Americans are...

A Complete Review of The ResMed AirFit F20 Full Face CPAP Mask

The key to successfully treating your obstructive sleep apnea is finding the right equipment that both meets your unique...

A Complete Review of the ResMed AirFit N20 Nasal CPAP Mask

Here at Sleep Resolutions, we know finding the perfect CPAP mask makes all the difference when it comes to treating your ...

Best Treatment Options for Children With Sleep Apnea

As a parent with a child recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, you're probably struggling to find the best treatment options...

Best CPAP Masks for Women

Women differ from men in various ways.  Although different, women are not immune to suffering from obstructive sleep apnea...

How Much Does a CPAP Machine Cost?

One common concern we hear at Sleep Resolutions has to do with the cost of sleep apnea treatment.  At Sleep Resolutions, we...

Best Children’s CPAP Mask: How to Choose
If your child has completed a sleep study, and has been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, your pediatric sleep...
5 Of The Best Sleep Clinics in Kansas

Where is The Best Place to Have a Sleep Study in Kansas? 

Once you have decided it’s time to speak with someone about your...

What Are Night Terrors or Sleep Terrors? (Signs, Causes, & Treatment)

You sit up in bed with a racing heart. You’re gasping and screaming, kicking, and shouting incoherently with your eyes wide...

What Is a Parasomnia? (NREM vs. REM Related)

What is a parasomnia? Do you talk or walk in your sleep? Move your limbs or kick your spouse? Have vivid nightmares? Raid...

CPAP vs. APAP: Which is Better?

For treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), both CPAP and APAP are very effective. The question of which is better...

What is an automatic positive airway pressure (APAP) machine?

Treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be a difficult task. Each patient has their own set of particular needs to...

What is a Home Sleep Test? (Pros and Cons)

A home sleep test (HST) is a diagnostic test conducted in the patient’s home to confirm obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Other...

Is snoring and sleep apnea related?

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be independent physical conditions, and they can also be related. The...

Is OSA to blame for my eye problems?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can definitely affect eye health and is associated with several serious eye conditions.

Frustrated with CPAP? Remember why you use it.

No matter how much a CPAP machine may help you relieve your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sooner or later most people get...

What is a DOT physical and why might I need one?

The Department of Transportation requires certain drivers to pass a physical examination before issuing the driver a DOT...

How to Treat Shift Work Sleep Disorder

If you work a job with hours that fall outside the traditional 9 to 5 work day — for example, an overnight shift/graveyard...

What is Shift Work Disorder? Causes and Symptoms

Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder caused by a person being awake during times when they...

Alternatives to CPAP for Treating OSA

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been the gold standard for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea since the...

Oral Therapies for Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece

You saw wood all night long. You wake with a sore throat. Your bed partner is not looking so happy to see you at the...

Sleep Resolutions’ 2017 Resolutions

Your success is our success!

Sleep Resolution’s supreme resolution and commitment is to continue to provide its patients...

What is a Sleep Medicine Dentist?

If you snore or have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your doctor may recommend that you try an oral appliance — commonly...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: tips for coping with winter blues

December 21 of this year marks the Winter Solstice—the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Because of the...

When loved ones complain about your snoring…

The best relationships are often marked by excellent communications. Partners who are lucky enough to be able to talk,...

Insomnia at the Holidays. Causes and tips for avoiding it

Holidays can be both joyous and stressful. Insomnia during the holidays is quite common.

Holiday allergens that can mess with your sleep

Many of us lose sleep around the holidays: between trying to get work done, going on vacation, traveling to see...

Alcohol and Sleep: What that holiday punch will do to your sleep?

The holidays are a time for partying, celebrating with friends and having a good time. Alcohol induces fun and camaraderie....

Best practices for keeping warm at night during the cold season (but not too warm)

Although winter does not officially arrive in the Northern Hemisphere until December 21, nighttime temperatures have dipped...

Is it OSA or SAD causing your dip in mood?

SAD or OSA?

Since depression is associated with both Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA),...

Using light therapy to stay awake during the day

Daylight Savings Time (DST) went into effect on November 6. By now, you may have adjusted your sleep habits to the change....

Thoughtful Gifts for CPAP Users

Are you doing holiday or birthday shopping for someone who has everything?  And when you beg them for suggestions, they just...

Black Friday is a great day to sleep!

The day after Thanksgiving isn't a day of rest for everybody. Some people need to go back to work on Friday. Some sign up to...

Holiday Travel with CPAP

It is simple and pain-free to travel with CPAP equipment. Like Karl Malden says, “Don’t leave town without it.” (Boy, am I...

When Was the Last Time You Got a New CPAP Mask?

When you started your CPAP therapy, your life immediately changed for the better. For the first time, you enjoyed...

CPAP Humidifier Basics During the Winter

 

Now that winter is around the corner, CPAP users will soon be contending with colds/flu, sore throats, sinus infections,...

When You're Self-Conscious About Using CPAP

It's normal to have mixed feelings about beginning CPAP therapy. Many people who are diagnosed with sleep apnea experience a...

Ending Daylight Savings Time and its Effect on Sleep

Are you ready for Daylight Savings Time (DST) to end on November 6, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.? Many look forward to that extra hour...

What's scarier than a CPAP mask on Halloween? (Answer: Untreated OSA)

Halloween is here, and with it comes a wide array of spooky masks designed to scare the living daylights out of us. But...

Are There CPAP Masks for Kids?

Yes, there are CPAP masks for children.

Kids Can Get Sleep Apnea?

Any person, any age, can fall victim to obstructive sleep...

Will wearing a CPAP mask at bedtime ruin my sex life?

A big fear shared by many people with sleep apnea is, "Will wearing my CPAP mask make me less attractive to my...

What are Those Noises My CPAP Machine and Mask are Making?

CPAP machines save lives! There are a great many advantages to using CPAP, and few disadvantages. One disadvantage may be...

What happens if part of my CPAP sleep apnea mask breaks?

If your CPAP mask breaks, don't worry! Sleep apnea masks are not meant to last forever. In fact, for your health masks need...

CPAP Masks and Problems with Mouth Breathing

CPAP Masks and Problems with Mouth Breathing

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard treatment for ...

Why now is a good time to upgrade your CPAP (Sleep Apnea) mask: (Hint: Insurance Deductibles)

You have sleep apnea, you've been using your CPAP machine for a while, and it's helping you — but maybe you'd like to try a...

What is the Best CPAP Mask for Claustrophobia and Anxiety?

There are a variety of CPAP masks that are suitable for those who suffer from claustrophobia and anxiety. The best mask will...

What Is a Sleep Apnea Mask (CPAP Mask)?

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, a sleep specialist may prescribe CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)...

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A CPAP FOLLOWUP?

Congratulations, you have successfully begun your CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) sleep therapy to alleviate your...

What Do My CPAP Readings Mean?

Is your CPAP machine smiling at you in the morning? If so, your CPAP mask is fitting properly and does not have excessive...

I Stopped Using CPAP, But I Want to Start It Again

You used CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) in the past but stopped using it. Now you want to start using it again. ...

Is Oversleeping Harmful?

 

Can You Get Too Much Sleep? Yes, you can get too much sleep, and it can be deadly.

How to prevent CPAP failure: making the most of your therapy

There are various reasons why CPAP intolerance (also known as CPAP failure) occurs—mostly, they take place during the very...

CPAP failure: Why it happens, and what happens next

If you have not been able to acclimate to the use of continuous positive airway pressure therapy, more popularly known...

Why would you need a nebulizer?

When people think of treatments for restrictive lung diseases and common disorders like asthma, they may imagine way to...

Pros and Cons of Naps

More than 33 percent of U.S. adults do not get enough sleep.

Drowsy Driving: Solutions - Part II

The first part of this topic discussed the dangers of drowsy driving, who is most at risk and how to stay awake. This...

Drowsy Driving: Dangers, Risks, and Solutions - Part I

Drowsy driving has become a major concern for individuals, workplaces, schools, and state and federal governments.

U.S....

Should school start later in Kansas? (Benefits and Reasons)

According to recent reports from the national advocacy group, Start School Later, school districts in at least 16 states are...

How do I know when it's time to get a new CPAP mask?

 

Your CPAP mask is just as necessary for your health as a triathlon participant’s running shoes is to his victory at the...

Checking your CPAP Machine Filters: Replacement and Cleaning

You've taken the road to good sleep health by wearing your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or other sleep...

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Brain Damage?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause brain damage in human beings.

Could my insomnia and sleep apnea be related? (Causes, Effects, and Relations)

Do you have insomnia?  Tried various drugs for your insomnia that didn’t help?  There is a very strong possibility that your...

Nicotine, Smoking and Sleep Apnea

The association between smoking and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been clearly demonstrated in many research studies....

What is Overlap Syndrome?   (COPD and Sleep Apnea)

Overlap syndrome is a term used to describe two common respiratory diseases, OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and COPD (chronic...

What Is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness?

Is This You?

 You get enough sleep at night, but during the day you are sleepy and have no energy.

Need that coffee or...

Diabetes and Sleep Apnea: Risks, Signs & Symptoms

 

 

 

Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Ever hear of the saying “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”  Well, sleep apnea and...

The problem of light pollution and sleep

 

 Ahh, the long, hot days of summer. Sometimes the nights can seem equally as long if bright lights are inhibiting your...

Does insurance cover CPAP?

Does your health plan cover CPAP expenses? If you are newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this may be...

Why is it hard to fall sleep when it's hot out?

The high humidity, high heat summers of Kansas are upon us, and that means it's probably been hard for many to get their...

What is Deep Sleep? (Stage, significance, and aging)

Much has been made about the importance of getting your rapid-eye movement sleep (REM sleep), but there's another stage of...

Post traumatic stress disorder and sleep

June is PTSD Awareness Month. With Independence Day approaching, it's worth speaking out about one of the main causes of...

What is a CPAP titration study?

 The first time I heard the word “titration" (way, way back when) my mind’s eye conjured an image of functions in a dimly...

REM sleep: What it is, why we need it

The mystery of REM sleep has challenged scientists for decades to learn why it is so distinctly different from other kinds...

How do you prepare for a sleep study?

So you've just scheduled your sleep study (also known as polysomnography). It's a few days, maybe weeks away. What are some...

What is sleep architecture? (Stages and Cycles)

Frequently, we discuss the idea of sleep architecture in this blog.

Let's take a closer look at what that means.

What is sleep hygiene?

We've all been this guy in the picture. And why not? He looks like he's having a great time. But he might have trouble...

Is sleep apnea hereditary?

So your Uncle Bob has sleep apnea, and just yesterday you found out that his brother, your father, has been diagnosed and is...

What does sleep apnea do to the heart?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has long been linked to heart disease. This is one of the key reasons why doctors want people...

Qualities of the Best CPAP/Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Providers

If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the very first thing you will need to do is purchase the equipment for your...

Difference Between APAP, BiPAP, CPAP, and ASV

Difference Between APAP, BiPAP, CPAP, and ASV

 

When you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, your first therapy option is,...

Sleeping Positions, OSA and CPAP

Sleeping Positions, OSA and CPAP

If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and you are using CPAP therapy, you may be...

Sleep Apnea and Stroke: Dangers and Risk Factors

May is National Stroke Awareness Month in the US.

It gives us a good opportunity here at Sleep Resolutions to discuss the...

Are you a Sleep Deprived Mom? Symptoms, Effects and Tips for Sleep Deprivation

As we head into Mother's Day weekend, it's worth considering what may be the perfect gift to give any mother—

the gift of...

Nocturnal Asthma and Sleep Apnea

Tomorrow is World Asthma Day.

We would be remiss if we didn't discuss the importance of recognizing asthma and its negative...

CPAP Con Spotlight: Sinus infections, rainout, gassiness, facial marks

Sleep specialists generally speak about CPAP in a very positive light, and with good reason.

For hundreds of thousands of...

Sleep deprived in Kansas? Reasons and consequences for insufficient sleep

Sleep deprivation (also commonly referred to as sleep debt, short sleep, insufficient sleep, or inadequate sleep) has...

Drowsy driving in Kansas: reasons and solutions

Drowsy driving is a concern that often gets overlooked in all the media messages focused on driving while texting or under...

Hispanic Community Health Study highlights sleep problems

Sleep health has only recently captured the attention of the medical community and the general public.

Research up until the...

Why buying used CPAP machines might be a bad idea

Why buying used CPAP machines might be a bad idea

 

Individual patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are also...

Durable medical equipment (DME) and the sleep center

One common challenge for healthcare consumers is keeping up with abbreviations and acronyms they encounter during diagnosis...

Can't sleep because of seasonal allergies? Reasons and solutions

When allergies cause sleep problems, it can make a household miserable. We can’t sleep because we can’t breathe, so we...

Common problems with CPAP Therapy

Finding the right mask and air pressure settings are critical to successful CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

Also important...

Why should I have a sleep study at an Accredited Center?

As a patient, you have a right to know just how qualified your healthcare providers are when you go in for consultation,...

Hospital Sleep Center vs Independent Sleep Center: Pros and Cons

You may have just learned from your sleep doctor that you need to have a sleep study to identify the root causes of your...

Menopause, UARS, and Sleep Apnea: Relation and Progression

Menopause is not a singular process, but a series of transitions that mark the end of fertility cycles for a woman. ...

The dangers of untreated sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is the next most common sleep disorder after insomnia. It impacts at least 18 million Americans. It is estimated...

Why Do People Snore? Reasons, Risks, & Treatment Options

More than a quarter of the population snores on a regular basis, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Snoring is...

Remember: Replace worn CPAP equipment (masks, tubing, filters, machine)

Your CPAP equipment comes to you shiny and brand new, but like anything else used regularly, you will need to replace...

Snoring and High Blood Pressure: Are they related?

One could joke that snoring and high blood pressure are related because the person who has to listen to loud snoring all...

"My husband snores and stops breathing while asleep!"

We hear this comment all the time at our sleep center. We completely understand and appreciate the frustrating experience...

What is a CPAP machine and how does it work?

You've probably heard about sleep apnea and CPAP therapy by now. Your relative or your friend may have sleep apnea and...

What is the cost of a sleep study? (Rates, fees, and types)

Medical costs are a common concern for every patient, regardless of their insurance status. At Sleep Resolutions, we...

The best sleep center in Kansas

We at Sleep Resolutions have been helping patients to identify and treat dozens of different sleep disorders in the Garden...

What is a sleep study (polysomnography)?

Patients often ask, "What is a sleep study?" 

Generally, a sleep study describes any test for diagnosing and/or treating...

Different Types of CPAP masks: Nasal CPAP, nasal pillows, and full face CPAP masks

For some, the prospect of starting CPAP therapy to treat sleep apnea is welcomed. After years of poor sleep and feeling...

Why Am I Sleepy All the Time? Are There Any Solutions?

It's easy to accept being tired from day to day. You could be a working parent, or an overloaded college student, or you may...

The different types of sleep apnea: Obstructive, Central and Mixed

The word apnea means "no breath" and implies that, for whatever reason, your ability to breathe has been compromised. Apnea...

Sleep Apnea and Cancer: One more reason to treat your snoring

It seems unlikely that snoring, which seems harmless, could actually be linked to cancer. However, untreated chronic snoring...

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