Obstructive Sleep Apnea CPAP get smart fast

Disclaimer: These peer coaching articles describe what some savvy, successful CPAP users have done to make their treatment successful. Not written by healthcare professionals. The information and opinions may not necessarily be correct or helpful for you and your unique needs. Rely on sound, well informed medical advice from your doctors and other healthcare professionals well versed in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

Location: United States

IF I ONLY KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW! Blog Purpose: To help you with your CPAP therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). For those with OSA, family, friends, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, sleep technicians. Why This Came to Be: I didn’t have the information I needed for successful CPAP treatment when I needed it. A kind sleep lab technician with OSA told me about a web site he had heard about from another patient, www.cpaptalk.com. The rest is history. It took me months of reading hundreds of posts to gather the information I needed while suffering through equipment struggles. Not everyone has that time or wants to struggle needlessly. I wrote up my own experience and advice from the collective wisdom of experienced CPAP users on cpaptalk.com. Thanks to them, my treatment is working. I’m not sure I could have done it without them. The online CPAP equipment store www.cpap.com created cpaptalk.com. I appreciate what they are giving back to the CPAP community through their website forum, as well as their fair prices. NOBODY IS AS SMART AS EVERYBODY! To email me, send a private message to Mile High Sleeper at www.cpaptalk.com.

Monday, December 05, 2011

More Sleep-Related Web Sites

For people with sleep apnea and for their healthcare professionals, peer coaching article #25, updated 4 December 2011

Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association

Awake in America to donate CPAP equipment or start a support group

Canadian Sleep Society

MedLinePlus search for the public from the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Narcolepsy Network

PAPillow bed pillow for CPAP, 1-877-475-3373
http://www.talkaboutsleep.biz/cpap-pillow-papillow/ or http://www.papillow.com

PubMed search of research from the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation

Sleep disorders links from Self-Help Pages on Psych Web, lots of links

Sleep stages

Sleep Zone for Australian heated hose to prevent rainout (condensation in hose)

Society for Light and Biological Rhythms, Public Info

Talk About Sleep, online store with information, links, chats

Source: Exempla Healthcare – Lutheran Medical Center Sleep Disorders Lab, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA http://www.exempla.org/body.cfm?id=71 and personal experience

Want more? See the peer coaching articles at http://smart-sleep-apnea.blogspot.com , http://www.cpap.com FAQ Learning Center, or search http://www.cpaptalk.com or post a message there.

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