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What is sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. The airway repeatedly becomes blocked, limiting the amount of air that reaches your lungs. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe. Your brain and body becomes oxygen deprived and you may wake up. This may happen a few times a night, or in more severe cases, several hundred times a night.


 

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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a questionarie that provides a measure of a person's general level of daytime sleepiness. This self-administered test is often used to tell if you have daytime fatigue, a symptom of sleep apnea.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individual a right to be informed of the privacy practices of their health plans and of most of their health care providers, as well as to be informed of their privacy rights with respect to their personal health information. You may download our HIPAA notice below which describes medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

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Sleep Apnea

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Treating Sleep Apnea

The front-line treatment for sleep apnea is using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. In the old days, CPAP machines were noisy with "clunking" sounds throughout the night. Machines today are smaller, quieter and much less noticeable- many brands are near silent. With Marie's Medical Supply, we can help make sure everything works and fits as it should- helping you discover your best nights sleep!

Click here for tips from SleepEducation.org on how to improve your quality of sleep with CPAP.

Cleaning your CPAP Mask


It is very important that you clean your sleep apnea mask and  other CPAP devices on a regular basis. Bacteria can easily grow if there is moisture present on your CPAP mask parts and humidifier. For a variety of videos from ResMed on how to clean your CPAP mask,click here.

If you have further questions on how to clean your CPAP mask, feel free to contact us at (318) 338-3550 and we will be glad to assist you.


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It is very important to clean your sleep apnea mask and other CPAP devices on a regular basis. Bacteria can grow very easily if there is even a small amount of moisture present on your CPAP mask parts and CPAP humidifier. For a variety of videos from ResMed on how to clean your sleep apnea mask, click here.

​For further questions you may have, feel free to contact us at (318) 338-3550 and we will be glad to assist you.