We hope that you have been enjoying your summer thus far. This summer is full of many opportunities that were not available to us last year. Most people have vacations and camping trips planned. In fact, travel has been at an all time high now that much of the country has reopened. Many weekly rentals, hotels, and campgrounds are fully booked for the remainder of the summer. Travel can be particularly tricky if you suffer from sleep apnea. It can be quite a chore to pack up any machinery, such as a CPAP machine, to prepare for travel. Did you know that there are other alternatives to assist with sleep apnea that are better to travel and camp with? Continue reading to learn more about this.
One of the most challenging aspects of stopping the spread of COVID-19 is that many people who have the virus are asymptomatic and don’t realize they have it. This is especially important for CPAP users to realize. Why? It’s well known that the CPAP can increase the spread of an infectious disease by aerosolizing the virus. That means that an individual using the device to help with their sleep apnea symptoms could be spreading COVID-19 to their sleep partner even if they don’t know they have the virus.
Does your bed partner keep poking you at night to get you to stop snoring? Do you wake up feeling like you haven’t slept a wink? Are you so tired during the day that it’s causing problems at work or home? If these scenarios sound familiar to you, then your snoring and sleepiness may be more serious than you think. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea disorder. OSA occurs when your airway becomes blocked, causing shallow breathing or stopping breathing while asleep. You wake up gasping for air, sometimes hundreds of times during the night.