Sleep Apnoea and Brain Fog

We have presented the various side effects of sleep apnoea. Untreated sleep apnoea not only impacts a person’s daytime activities, but also his quality of life, and susceptibility to high risk medical conditions.  Morbidity is a consequence of sleep apnoea, and in extreme, to mortality.

Cognitive performance is also affected. There are studies that indicate that sleep apnoea leads to slow thinking, lower intelligence quotient, poor creativeness, and brain fog.

What is brain fog?

brain-fog

Brain fog or brain fatigue is a mental state wherein the person suffering from it exhibits poor memory recall, lack of focus and marked reduced mental acuity.… Read More...

CPAP Therapy: Is it really Beneficial?

The most efficient and effective treatment for sleep apnoea is CPAP therapy, and that is a fact.  However, CPAP therapy is not “cure” for sleep apnoea, and this fact is often highlighted when user continues to struggle with the use of a CPAP machine. More often than not, it is easy enough to “forget” and disregard the benefits of CPAP therapy when it usage is uncomfortable and even annoying.

Is CPAP therapy worth the trouble and initial inconvenience?

Important benefits of CPAP Therapy

There are sleep apnoea patients prescribed with CPAP therapy that can’t seem to cope with the machine.… Read More...

Risk Factors in Developing Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Studies indicate that anyone can develop obstructive sleep apnoea.  Though more men develop sleep apnoea, women and children are also at risk of developing sleep apnoea.  Are there factors in increasing one’s risk in developing obstructive sleep apnoea?

Sleep Medications

Taking sleep medications may worsen the condition by inhibiting the airway.  A study done by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that close to nine million people in the United States alone take prescription sleeping pills in the past month, thereby increasing the potential dangers of sleep apnoea.  Why?

Episodes of sleep apnoea end when the sleeping person is awakened due to lack of oxygen, loud snoring, or any other respiratory distress signal.… Read More...

Sleep Hypopnea: A Brief Discussion

Hypopneoa and sleep apnoea are not similar, but are related sleep disorders.  A decrease in airflow is evident in hypopnea, lasting 10 seconds at the least in respiration. There is also a reduction in  the saturation of oxygen and decrease in ventilation, thereby lessening the  concentration of oxygen in one’s red blood cells. Hypopnoea can occur during nighttime while one sleeps, and during the day when one is awake.

Hypopnoea and Sleep Apnoea

Hypopnoea and sleep apnoea belong to the same family of sleep disorder. Where hypopnea is indicated by the partial obstruction of air during sleep or when awake, apnoea is indicated by the complete obstruction or blockage of air during sleep.  … Read More...

CPAP Therapy on Children

As with adults, children suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea have trouble paying attention and are sometimes diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. They are tired during the day and often exhibit other behavioral problem because they lack quality nighttime sleep.

In recent years, the initial step in treating OSA in children is to surgically remove adenoids and tonsil. A major flow in this course of treatment is the fact that not all children with OSA are good candidates for the procedure. Another consideration is that the surgical procedure might not actually cure the sleep apnoea such as in cases where the child is obese.… Read More...

Running Nose and Sneezing When Using CPAP Machine

There are CPAP machine users who have to deal with running nose and sneezing problems while on CPAP therapy. Some experience running nose while undergoing actual therapy while there are those who have sinus and sneezing problems during the day. It is a Catch 22 kind of thing. These patients need the CPAP therapy and therefore have to bear with the misery of running nose and incessant sneezing during the day OR do away with the therapy, no runny nose and sneezing, but suffer the consequences of untreated obstructive sleep apnoea.

Why Does CPAP therapy cause running nose and sneezing?

When CPAP-processed air enters a person’s nasal cavity and throat, the air naturally dries, consequently making the temperature drop, thereby cooling the throat and nasal cavity.… Read More...

How to Eliminate CPAP Claustrophobia

There are CPAP users who are actually terrified to sleep with their CPAP mask on. Some feel anxious, while there are those who experience panic attack. And then there are those who cannot breathe or feel claustrophobic while undergoing their CPAP therapy.  The fact is a great number of beginner CPAP users experience this.  However, this problem can be diminished and even totally eliminated for an effective and glitch-free CPAP therapy.

CPAP Claustrophobia Explained

CPAP claustrophobia is a natural occurrence at the beginning of a patient’s CPAP treatment. The patient may seem to struggle to breathe each night while undergoing therapy.… Read More...

Snoring Devices for Sleep Apnoea

CPAP Victoria has continuously presented alternative treatments for sleep apnoea. Based on surveys and anecdotal proof, some of these treatments proved to be effective for some patients, whereas there are those claimed the futility of some alternative treatments. Improvement of patient’s condition largely depends on the severity of his sleep apnoea.

Blog posts pertaining to tongue exercises to improve sleep breathing disorders, playing the didgeridoo, alternative lifestyle such as weight loss, dental appliances and so on, have been presented to readers to educate them about alternative treatments to sleep apnoea.

What about snoring devices? Can they help sufferers of mild sleep apnoea?… Read More...

ResMed AirMini™ Travel CPAP for Effective Therapy

ResMed’s AirMini™ is currently the world’s lightest and smallest CPAP machine.  It is packed with innovative ResMed technologies such as waterless humidification and ActiveAir™ technology, for excellent therapy experience that is portable, comfortable and quiet.

Features of the AirMini™ include:

  • Standard ResMed CPAP machine algorithms
  • Efficient waterless humidification for portability
  • ActiveAir™ technology for comfort
  • AirMini™ app for convenient control

ResMed AirMini™ is a turnkey solution for a comfortable and efficient therapy on the go.  The device and inclusive setup pack,  the downloadable AirMini™, and improved AirFit™ masks definitely provides patients the best CPAP therapy anywhere they go.

AirMini™ application makes it quick and easy to control the device from any SMART device. … Read More...

ResMed AirMini Travel CPAP Machine Review

ResMed AirMini travel CPAP machine is has been recently launched at CPAP Victoria. With a dimension of 5.4 x 3.3 x 2.0 inches, and weighing a mere 10.6 oz., ResMed AirMini   is the world’s smallest and most portable machine for CPAP therapy.  The AirMini has been designed not only for functionality but for portability as well.  This mini machine has been patterned after the standard AirSense 10 Auto CPAP machine, offering features such as AutoRamp™, Bluetooth™ connectivity, Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR), and Smart Start  technology. An innovative feature is the waterless humidification for quality, quick and hassle-free therapy anytime, anywhere.

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ResMed AirMini Travel CPAP Machine

 

Auto Ramp™ detects when a patient is asleep and then easily and gradually increases the CPAP machine’s pressure in increments of 5 minutes for the next 30 minutes to the prescribed, effective level. … Read More...