If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you are probably using a CPAP machine and headgear, like the one shown here. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. The CPAP machine is connected by a long flexible hose to headgear or face mask which you wear every night, all night, while you sleep. A continuous flow of air keeps the airway...

If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you are probably using a CPAP machine and headgear, like the one shown here. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. The CPAP machine is connected by a long flexible hose to headgear or face mask which you wear every night, all night, while you sleep. A continuous flow of air keeps the airway...

AirFit P10 For Her Mask System (62910) - CPAP Supplies, CPAP Machines, CPAP Masks, Sleep Apnea – easybreathe.com

AirFit P10 For Her Mask System (62910) - CPAP Supplies, CPAP Machines, CPAP Masks, Sleep Apnea – easybreathe.com

Sleep Apnea = New-style DreamWear mask by Philips Respironics = Ad shows someone wearing it.

Sleep Apnea = New-style DreamWear mask by Philips Respironics = Ad shows someone wearing it.

Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask - NYTimes.com / not appropriate for our needs, but fascinating!

Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask - NYTimes.com / not appropriate for our needs, but fascinating!

Now an alternative form of C.P.A.P. is gaining popularity: a patch that fits over the nostrils. Called Provent, the patch holds two small plugs, one for each nostril, that create just enough air pressure to keep the airways open at night. It is far less intrusive than the traditional C.P.A.P. machine. It is also more expensive, and it doesn’t work for every patient.

Now an alternative form of C.P.A.P. is gaining popularity: a patch that fits over the nostrils. Called Provent, the patch holds two small plugs, one for each nostril, that create just enough air pressure to keep the airways open at night. It is far less intrusive than the traditional C.P.A.P. machine. It is also more expensive, and it doesn’t work for every patient.

Is the stress of managing your diabetes triggering sleep apnea?  Check out these symptoms in the picture, then click on the link to read an article about sleep apnea in diabetics causing carbohydrate cravings.  There are so many psychological and social stressors that can cause sleep apnea, which now has been shown to lead to even more issues for diabetics.

Is the stress of managing your diabetes triggering sleep apnea? Check out these symptoms in the picture, then click on the link to read an article about sleep apnea in diabetics causing carbohydrate cravings. There are so many psychological and social stressors that can cause sleep apnea, which now has been shown to lead to even more issues for diabetics.

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