Archives: CPAP Advice

Cleaning Your CPAP Mask

April 18, 2017 | By Peter Stanza | No Comments | Filed in: CPAP Advice.

It’s Good Hygeine Keeping your CPAP mask clean and germ-free is the absolute best way to reduce to risk of infection from your CPAP machine. – It touches your skin. – You breathe and cough into it. – It becomes damp and can get warm. All of these things combined create an environment perfect for • Read More »

Will a CPAP Machine Stop My Snoring?

December 17, 2016 | By Peter Stanza | 2 Comments | Filed in: CPAP Advice.

The short of it is, yes, a CPAP machine will stop your snoring. Although, I definitely do not recommend that everyone that snores goes on CPAP. In my opinion, that´s just overkill. This is assuming that it is setup correctly, with the correct pressure and the mask is fitting well. Afterall, a leaking mask can • Read More »

Bricking CPAP Machines: A Contentious Issue

October 6, 2016 | By Peter Stanza | No Comments | Filed in: CPAP Advice.

This started as a post about the new ResMed AirStart; but it gradually turned into a discussion about the ‘bricking’ of CPAP machines. This topic needs a post all to itself. It is a complicated issue that gets peoples backs up. CPAP users often feel ripped off as a result of the practice, and it • Read More »

Top 9 Things to Consider when buying a new Auto CPAP machine.

August 31, 2016 | By Peter Stanza | No Comments | Filed in: Buyers Guide, CPAP Advice.

[SIPC_CONTENT] Buying a new Auto CPAP machine can be overwhelming. Each manufacturer seems to be trying to outdo each other, and they seem to have different names for effectively the same features. This article assumes you have decided an Auto machine is right for you. Here I have compiled a quick list of items that • Read More »

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Comparing expiratory relief in different CPAP machines

August 17, 2016 | By Peter Stanza | 3 Comments | Filed in: CPAP Advice.

[SIPC_CONTENT] The most subtle differences in CPAP machines can often mean the difference between being successful with therapy, and being the proud owner of a very expensive paperweight. One of the most widely implemented comfort features on modern CPAP machines is a form of expiratory relief. This is where the pressure delivered by the CPAP • Read More »

What are the best CPAP Masks for Side Sleepers?

August 16, 2016 | By Peter Stanza | 3 Comments | Filed in: CPAP Advice.

[SIPC_Content]Nearly 70% of people sleep on their side. Unfortunately, this is when most CPAP masks tend to leak. Although CPAP mask manufacturers design masks with side sleepers in mind (they would be silly not to), its a difficult task and problems can arise when we turn on our side. The usual advice for CPAP users • Read More »

CPAP Machine Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

August 15, 2016 | By Peter Stanza | No Comments | Filed in: CPAP Advice.

[SIPC_Content]Cleaning and maintenance of your CPAP machine is vital. Luckily, it doesn’t take very much effort to keep your CPAP machine in good working order. Follow these few tips, and your CPAP machine will continue to provide you with good quality sleep for years. CPAP Cleaning and Maintenance Tips Keep the CPAP machine, mask and • Read More »

Aerophagia: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions

August 15, 2016 | By Peter Stanza | No Comments | Filed in: CPAP Advice.

[SIPC_Content]Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a vital treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. ALthough there are relatively few side effects, one of the most common complaints for CPAP users is CPAP-related gas, or aerophagia; characterised by increased burping and farting during and after use. This article will answer the following questions: How does CPAP work? • Read More »