Friday, March 30, 2007

Sleep Apnea

Does your spouse, parent or grandparent snores when they are sleeping? They might have a type of sickness called obstructive sleep apnea. During sleep, enough air cannot flow into their lungs through their mouth and nose even though they try to breathe. When this happens, the amount of oxygen in their blood may drop. Normal breaths then start again with a loud snort or choking sound like snoring. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the chance of having high blood pressure and even a heart attack or stroke. Don’t be alarm, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

For those who struggle with obstructive sleep apnea, a CPAP device may be what you need. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Upon preparing for sleep, patients simply turn on the machine and wear the nasal mask, making sure it has a snug fit. The CPAP system allows the patient to breath freely by blowing air into the nostrils to keep the airway passages open.

You can buy the devise from CPAP Wholesale. A division of ABC (Airway Breathing Company) Healthcare, 28 Research Dr.,Hampton,VA 23666. If you have any question about this devise you can email them at or fax them your questions to (757) 788-8073.

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