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CPAP Adventures: 49 Weeks

49 weeks. It’s been almost a year of 100% compliant CPAP use!

It was a year ago today that I received the call from Respiratory Homecare Solutions telling me that my sleep study test results showed that I had mild sleep apnea. 364 more words


Why do I have to come back to the sleep lab!?

Well, by this time someone thought you might have sleep apnea and sent you to the sleep lab.  You put on all the wires, belts, cannulas and probes– making you fell like neo waking up (matrix reference).   718 more words

Factual Inaccuracies: Revisited

In September, I posted “NUS RESPONSE IS A C+“. There, I explained why the response of NUS to a Straits Times article titled “ 598 more words

Do I really need the CPAP humidifier and whats up with all this water in my tube?

Most newer CPAP machines  have humidification built into them.  But what’s so important about humidification?  Do I need humidification?  Do I really have to buy distilled water? 347 more words

I hate CPAP!

CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. Its meant to act as an airway “splint” to keep the upper airway open.  This, in turn, prevents any apeas (ie interruptions in breathing) that can interrupt sleep. 425 more words

I Can't Stop Snoring!

Historically snoring has been a punchline frequently portrayed in movies and cartoons. Showing a character snoring will frequently result in at least a giggle from the intended audience. 320 more words

New Guidelines Issued for Preoperative Screening of Patients With OSA

Due to an aging population, higher rates of obesity and an increase in the overall number of surgical procedures, more surgical patients are likely to present with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). 1,477 more words

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