November is COPD Awareness Month

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases, encompassing emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and severe bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. November is COPD awareness month. COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a generic term for a group of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, emphysema, and bronchiectasis...

Do I Need A Prescription for CPAP?

Yes, it's true. A prescription is required for CPAP Machines, CPAP Masks, and even CPAP humidifiers. Even cash customers who order supplies using Internet retailers are required to have a prescription or physician order. Internet retailers are required by the FDA and local State Board of Pharmacy to have a copy of your prescription before dispensing equipment...

Why Buy From An Internet Retailer?

After talking with three different patients on the phone this morning, I decided I needed to write a blog article to explain some things – specifically how our business model works, how you as the patient are involved, and why we exist as a company. We try to explain through our websites and our associated marketing that you have choices in your CPAP therapy. Well, what does this really mean?

Understanding CPAP Warranties

When purchasing CPAP equipment, the customer takes many factors into consideration. One of these is the warranty on the equipment that you will acquire. All manufacturers have limited warranties on CPAP equipment and the customer is made aware of these at the time of purchase. Let's explore...

Top 5 iPhone Apps for Sleep Apnea

Are you on board with the iPhone/iPad revolution? These little devices have literally changed the computing landscape just in the last 2-3 years. No other device, in history, has been adopted so quickly and with such large numbers. With thousands upon thousands of apps available at your fingertips, surely you have space to look at a few CPAP and Sleep Apnea related apps? These are some of the best I could find. If you know of others, I would love to hear about them. These are iPhone apps that are either sleep apnea news, diagnosis, or treatment based...

Battery Options And DC Power For Your CPAP Machine

Yes, your CPAP or BiPAP machine can use a battery - no matter the manufacturer or model. Determining exactly how to hook up your machine to a battery or DC power source can be confusing for some people. Let's take a look at the options and connections and see if we can make sense of it all... [More]

Products to Help Ensure Patient Comfort

March 7-13, 2011 is National Sleep Awareness Week. While spreading the good word about sleep, is furthering its efforts to help patients achieve compliance with CPAP Therapy by offering comfort products that can make CPAP Therapy easier...

Dental Appliances vs. CPAP

Oral appliances, or dental appliances, are often prescribed to treat sleep apnea. An oral appliance is used to keep the airway open during sleep by either pushing the lower jaw forward with a MAD (mandibular advancement device) or by keeping the toungue from falling back with a toungue retaining device. The most popular device is the MAD... [More]
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