Did you know that even if you’re using your CPAP machine every night, you might not be getting the most out of your sleep apnea therapy? Withoutproper cleaningandscheduled replacementof your CPAP mask parts, you might not be getting optimal results. Here are the top three reasons you should be regularly replacing your CPAP supplies.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that causes your breathing to stop repeatedly while you sleep. These breathing pauses or "apneas" usually last 10 to 30 seconds and can happen many times throughout the night.
In Canada, in addition to those who reported having a diagnosis of sleep apnea, more than one in four adults (26%) reported symptoms and risk factors associated with a high risk of developing or developing Obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can affect men, women and children of all ages and most people do not know that they suffer from sleep apnea. It is a serious problem, but easily identifiable and treatable, when diagnosed.