Do I Need To Buy To Get Started Using CPAP Treatment?
You will need a machine, tubing, and a mask with a cushion and
headgear. All machines come with tubing and a carrying case
(except for the Bi-PAP S/T which does not include a case) and the
mask systems come complete with a cushion, or nasal pillows if
appropriate, and headgear.
People with untreated sleep apnea stop
breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times
during the night and often for a minute or longer.
The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are
loud snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness. The frequent interruptions
of deep, restorative sleep often leads to excessive daytime sleepiness and
may be associated with an early morning headache.
Sleep apnea is very common and affects more
than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of
Health. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of
forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children.
Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other
cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and
headaches. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be
diagnosed and treated. Several treatment options exist, and research into
additional options continues.
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