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Risk of legionella with CPAP humidifiers

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines for those who suffer from sleep apnoea are sometimes used with a humidifier attached. What are the risks of legionella involved with the use of ...
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - what level of respiratory dysregulation is involved and are respiratory stimulants relevant?

There are some people who when sleeping seem to power through obstructions to their breathing by breathing strongly such that they snore at a very loud volume. For people with obstructive sleep apnea ...
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Since snoring can damage the nasal mechanism does snoring warrant CPAP intervention?

I am not asking if snoring can lead to damage because that seems to be already known. What I'm asking is whether or not snoring should be treated as a disease in and of itself and if it warrants ...
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Could sleep apena outcomes be improved by adding sensors to measure the location and movement of the jaw?

"When you are a hammer", the proverb goes, "everything looks like a nail". To my knowledge current apnea testing involves a multitude of sensors that record the position of various parts of the body ...
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Has a correlation between sleep apnea and grinding of teeth been identified or ruled out?

Disclaimer: I have no formal education in any medical field. Jaw position has been demonstrated to be a modulating factor in sleep apnea. Has any investigation been conducted to consider the possible ...
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Sleep apnea: Which is more reliable, a home sleep study or a lab sleep study?

After some research, I'm aware of two different types of sleep studies that are available to detect sleep apnea and determine its severity: In-home study Lab study Which type of study gathers more ...
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Will an office chair that promotes better posture help with sleep apnea?

I'm a software engineer who has pretty bad posture while sitting at my desk all day. I was wondering if getting a more ergonomic chair that promotes better posture will help with my sleep apnea at ...
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Australia: Pulse oximeter for overnight sleep study

I'm looking for a pulse oximeter that can record data overnight and display the results on a Mac laptop or Android app. This video describes what I'm after: Oximiter for Blood oxygen testing: Sleep ...
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How to make myself sleep on my side?

Following a sleep study, I've been diagnosed with mild, positional obstructive sleep apnea. One of the clinic's recommendations is: The patient should avoid sleeping supine given non-supine AHI is ...
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Why do I wake up so many times in the middle of the night

I am 31 years old and for many years I wake up between 5-8 times at night and I have to switch from one side to another. I don't have any issue of falling back to sleep. For me it feels that I am ...
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CPAP refresh purchase

My CPAP is hitting the 5 year mark, so it is time to buy a new one, before the current one fails. That being said, I am considering purchasing the same Resmed S9 model because having two of the same ...
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How can I stop mouth breathing while I sleep?

I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea and am currently treating it with an apap. When I was fitted for the apap (and associated masks), the provider told me that if I start drooling I should call them ...
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How to reduce apnea/hypoapnea events?

When using a machine (such as CPAP, APAP, BiPAP) to help control sleep apnea, is there anything that can be done to help lower your AHI (apnea-hypoapnea index; the number of sleep apnea events per ...
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