Category: medical equipment

SoClean 2 Cost Is Cheap [Cost Lower Than Amazon]

SoClean 2 Cost Is Cheap [Cost Lower Than Amazon]

If you want a SoClean at a cheap price, the SoClean cost on www.AffinityHM.com is better than anything I have seen on amazon. This is the short version of a Soclean step by step tutorial video. If you want to see the entire un-edited video https://youtu.be/M-MUQ_dwRjE
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Review Travel Mini Auto CPAP [Transcend With EZEX]

Review Travel Mini Auto CPAP [Transcend With EZEX]

The best travel CPAP for the money is the Transcend Auto CPAP with EZEX (easy exhale). I reviewed this remarkable mini CPAP and provide a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to operate and buy your own Transcend travel mini CPAP. Transcend is made by Somnetics, its compact, mini size makes it perfect for travel. This CPAP is approved by the FAA for all major airlines. Here are some excellent travel tips regarding the Transcend. The transcend CPAP weighs less than one pound, it’s very quiet, and super easy to operate.
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SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaning Machine Best Price Ever [10% Discount Coupon]

SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaning Machine Best Price Ever [10% Discount Coupon]

If you use CPAP, you need this! Simply remove your mask each morning and place it in your SoClean (leave the hose and headgear attached).

This CPAP Cleaning unit does the rest!! It generates and pumps ozone into your circuit killing 99.9% of all bacteria, mold, etc. automatic cleaning!! This is amazing. So simple, it takes the hassle out of cleaning your CPAP. This system even cleans the water. This Super effective solution is a must for everyone. No longer can your CPAP be making you sick!! #cpap #mobile #robertsdale #soclean #free #shipping

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Sleepy At Work? [Sleep Apnea Symptom]

Sleepy At Work? [Sleep Apnea Symptom]

Apnea simply means not breathing. So anyone with sleep apnea, does not breathe adequately while sleeping. Typical cases involve an obstructive component where the airway is blocked by tissue or tongue during sleep. Most who have this obstructive apnea also snore.

Excessive sleepiness at work like this gentleman in the video is NOT normal. If you experience the fight to stay awake at work or while driving, please contact your Doctor. You may need a sleep study to find out what is going on.

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If it is determined that you have sleep apnea, it may be treated with a device called a CPAP. (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) One sleeps using this amazing machine which effectively keeps the airway open using internal air pressure through a nasal mask.

The Mayo clinic has outlined Sleep Apnea Symptoms.

Here is a great article in The Journal Of Thoracic Disease.

There are several questions to answer which will be helpful in determining the likelihood that you have sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness is just one. Here is a quick Facebook video outlining the best screening questions which will help you decide as to whether a visit to your Doctor is appropriate.

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This post is in no way intended to treat, cure, or diagnose anyone or any disease. Please contact your physician if you experience any symptoms mentioned. Affinity Home Medical provides CPAP machines on a daily basis fighting sleep apnea and helping people get better sleep.

Solutions To The 10 Most Common CPAP Problems | Mobile, AL

Solutions To The 10 Most Common CPAP Problems | Mobile, AL

CPAP can cause problems for many, especially new CPAP users. Here are the 10 most common CPAP problems, and the CPAP solutions which have worked well to resolve these issues, as I have personally witnessed in Mobile AL over the years at Affinity Home Medical.

After decades of experience providing CPAP, and producing thousands of successful outcomes, I decided to share this brief writing in hopes that you will find something here which will make you LOVE your CPAP.

Problem 1:

I can’t get used to having the mask on my face or nose. I am not able to acclimate to using CPAP.

Solutions:

Try using your CPAP for a few minutes during the day while you are awake. Sit in your favorite chair, read a good book or watch TV. You will find that the more you do this (especially in the beginning), the easier it will be when it’s time for sleep.

Also, remember that it is truly difficult for some, so commitment is important. Be sure to start every night with your CPAP. If you don’t make it all the way through the night at first, it’s OK. Just keep starting the night with your CPAP, and eventually it will become a great habit.

Problem 2:

My mask leaks, the mask doesn’t fit well, or it makes my nose soar.

Solution:

If your mask is leaking then you need a new one, OR you made need to adjust the straps to make it “seat” better. If the mask is actually the correct size, and still leaks, then you may need to switch to a different brand or style all together. I find the Resmed Airfit N20, and the Swift FX also by Resmed, to be the best currently on the market. The best Full Face mask (over nose and mouth) is the Airfit F20. (your supplier will have used a sizing gauge to insure that they supplied the right one)

If your nose becomes slightly sore in the first few days, this is fairly common. The best thing to do is use a bit of gel to alleviate the sensative skin, and after a few days the soreness should disappear.

Problem 3:

I don’t have time to clean my CPAP, it is way to time-consuming and too much trouble.

Solution:

Cleaning your CPAP is a must. I understand that it takes time, but it has to be done on a regular basis, because bacteria, mold, and other organisms find this environment to be perfect. They thrive in warm, moist, and dark spaces. Doesn’t that sound like a CPAP water reservoir, mask and tubing? Yes indeed. So clean your CPAP as directed by your provider.

The SoClean CPAP cleaning machine is a wonderful solution as it is automatic and uses ozone to clean which does a very thorough job, probably even better than what you could do by hand at the sink.

Problem 4:

I can’t use my CPAP because every time I wake up and look in the mirror, I see those awful lines on my face that the CPAP mask and headgear leave. These lines stay on my face all day!! No way!!

Solution:

Try a different mask that will not leave these markings. Example: Swift FX is a Resmed nasal pillow system which comes with a pack of soft cloth wraps that when in place, provides a soft barrier and usually leaves no markings on your face.

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Consider that you may be tightening the straps on the headgear too much. Try this: leave it extremely loose (so loose that you KNOW it will leak), then turn on the CPAP machine, then gradually tighten it until the leaking barely stops. Test the tension by moving your head up, down, left and right. If no leaking springs up, you’ve got it right!

Problem 5:

I travel a lot, and the CPAP equipment is too bulky and cumbersome to pack. I don’t have space or time to deal with all of the CPAP equipment needed when I am on the go.

Solution:

Travel CPAPs are now available which are extremely small and quiet. Finally the price for these travel CPAP’s is affordable and well worth the cost. Mini CPAP’s are dependable and super easy for travel.

Resmed is launching the AirMini which, based on the quality equipment that Resmed produces, will likely bring Mini CPAP to a new level of performance and dependability.

Problem 7:

When I sleep with CPAP, I wake with belly bloating, pain, and lots of “gas”. I just can’t do it!

Solution:

This condition is called “aerophagia”. The cause of this is likely due to your CPAP pressure is entering into your esophagus and to your stomach. This air will cause stomach bloating, gas, and pain in your stomach. If this is the case, you should call or visit your physician today. It’s possible that your CPAP pressure is too low, or too high. It will be smart to ask your provider to check the actual pressure on your machine. Make sure that your pressure is set accurately to the pressure your physician has prescribed. Additionally, many CPAP machines offer a setting which allows exhaling pressure relief. The machine will, at the moment you begin to exhale, reduce the pressure slightly, making exhaling more comfortable and reducing the chance that air enters the esophagus. Additionally, talk to your physician or supplier about the mask you use. It may be appropriate to use a full face mask, or a chin strap with your nasal mask.

Problem 8:

I have water droplets in my CPAP mask and tubing when I use the CPAP heated humidifier. Waking up with water on my face is no fun!!

Solution:

First of all, using the humidifier is helpful for long-term success, and important. The humidified air makes CPAP compliance improve and it’s way more comfortable for the user. Water droplets will form inside the CPAP tubing when the temperature in the room is lower and colder than the temperature inside of the CPAP tubing. The bigger the difference is, the more water droplets appear. So, there are a few ways to resolve this. If you can, reduce the heat setting on your CPAP heated humidifier, this may end the problem. You may also increase the temperature in your room. If neither of these options are working, the best solution is to use a “climate line”. The climate line is a special CPAP tube which will constantly measure the temp in your room AND the temp inside the tube. The CPAP machines, which allow a climate line connection, will automatically adjust your CPAP machine’s heated humidifier to produce maximum humidity without producing “rain out” or the water droplets inside of you CPAP tube.

Problem 9:

When I use my CPAP, I wake up with an extremely dry mouth, and I am told I still snore even when I use my CPAP.

Solution:

If you are snoring while using CPAP, please contact your physician. The CPAP machine may be set too low, you may have the wrong mask, but either way, if you snore, you are not receiving good CPAP therapy. Something needs to be done to resolve the situation.

Sometimes, the dry mouth scenario indicates that your mouth may be opening in your sleep, allowing the CPAP pressure to escape. If this happens while using a nasal mask, it will likely result in the driest mouth you have ever experienced. Additionally, if air is leaking from your mouth, the CPAP pressure is not in your airway as it should be, and therefore, you may continue to snore even though you are using the CPAP. If you want to continue using a nasal interface, consider a good chin strap. If the chin strap doesn’t work, then the best option is to switch to a full face mask over your nose and mouth. This will solve the problem of dry mouth, and continuing to snore.

Problem 10:

I can’t use my CPAP because I can’t stand to keep the mask on my face! I am claustrophobic!

Solution:

There is no doubt that using CPAP can cause anxiety and a claustrophobic reaction in some people. One possible solution goes back to problem #1 where we discussed acclamation or “getting used” to your CPAP. Use it some during the day when you are awake watching TV or reading. If this doesn’t work, then talk to your physician as he/she may be able to help through a coaching plan or medication’s which I have seen helpful to some. Lastly, a simple CPAP mask change may be helpful. Consider the Swift FX as it is the best I have seen, and has helped many overcome this challenge.

This list is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. It is merely a collection of information guided by experience after decades of providing CPAP.

Please comment, or share if you know someone who could benefit from reading this information!

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Step-By-Step Tutorial [Resmed Airsense 10 Auto CPAP]

Step-By-Step Tutorial [Resmed Airsense 10 Auto CPAP]

I can genuinely say that after decades of setting up CPAP machines for sleep apnea customers, I have finally found my favorite. The Resmed Airsense 10 Auto CPAP is a brilliant work of art. Not only does it look beautiful, it performs! Dependability and quiet operation are it’s hallmarks.

I wanted to go beyond pics, and show you some basic detail about the machine in this quick step-by-step tutorial on the Airsense 10 Auto CPAP. 

I didn’t even mention some of the coolest features in the video. This unit will communicate with you!! It sends a signal to the nearest cell phone tower (encrypted of course) and allows you, your physician, and your supplier (if you so desire) to access data directly from the machine. The report that is generated is truly remarkable. The report can help you determine how well the therapy is working. We can see if your mask is leaking, at what level your pressure is running, and even if you are still experiencing apnea or hypopnea! This information is crucial to the long term effectiveness and compliance of CPAP therapy for sleep apnea.

Please watch the tutorial above to get a basic idea of how the machine is assembled for general operation, and visit CPAP products/ AffinityHM.com

Why Should I Clean My CPAP ? [I Don’t Have Time For Another Chore]

Why Should I Clean My CPAP ? [I Don’t Have Time For Another Chore]

CPAP cleaning has never been a favorite chore for those to whom I have provided machines over the years, however it is clearly the second most important part of using CPAP therapy for OSA Sleep Apnea. The most important factor for CPAP sleep therapy is compliance, I mean, you have to actually put the mask on and use your CPAP every night in order for it to improve your apnea. So, compliance with CPAP is an entirely separate blog post for future reference, and I have a lot of great ideas in that area which have been proven to work well.

Cleaning your CPAP, hose, mask, and water reservoir is crucial to healthy long term use of CPAP. First, I will explain why, and later down this post, I’ll share with you how to get those dirty bugs out of your system.

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WHY?????

Why should I clean my CPAP? : Most users of CPAP are instructed by their provider to keep the equipment clean at the time of the original set up, however these instructions have been known to be ignored by the CPAP users more than a few times. Mold, bacteria, and other germs, and bugs love three things more than anything else. These are 1 warmth, 2 moisture, and 3 darkness. This is exactly the environment offered by your CPAP machine. Not cleaning your CPAP is basically sending an invitation to germs:

“Hello germs, we are having a party in the CPAP, and all are invited!”

Understanding that this environment is adored by the germs goes a long way toward cleaning inspiration. The more mold, bacteria, and other germs are present, the greater opportunity they have to infect your airway. This may manifest itself as a simple cold, sinus infection, or possibly even a full-blown respiratory tract infection.

HOW????

Different CPAP providers may share a slightly different variation of the process. If you are told something different I recommend that you follow their advice.

Start by keeping it cleaner by using “distilled” water ONLY. No minerals means no evaporation film deposit which bacteria love as well.

Daily clean the CPAP mask or other interface with soapy water, rinse thoroughly with water and air dry. (Dawn dish detergent is great as it rinses easily)

Once to twice per week, wash the water CPAP water reservoir, hose, and mask with soapy water, rinse thoroughly, and air dry.

Occasionally, if you suspect it is needed, mix a big bowl with 1 part white vinegar, and 3 parts water solution. Place the CPAP mask, hose and water reservoir into the solution for approximately 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water and air dry.

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Another option to save time:

The SoClean 2 is a CPAP cleaning machine which allows user to clean their CPAP mask, hose, water reservoir, and even the water inside the reservoir automatically. No water needed. No fluids at all. This machine cleans it all by producing, and pumping ozone through the system when you aren’t using it. Each morning, you simply wake up, place the mask in the machine (leaving it completely assembled and attached to the hose), and the CPAP cleaning machine does the rest. Mold, bacteria and other germs cannot survive the ozone environment. Your system is 99.9% germ free every single day. This is a great solution. The units are not covered by insurance yet the cost is a reasonably good value considering the peace of mind and time-saving aspect.

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Silence The Snoring [CPAP for Sleep Apnea]

Silence The Snoring [CPAP for Sleep Apnea]

Whatever you do, please do NOT travel without your CPAP! Your better half will thank you for it I am sure.

Don’t go on a vacation without your CPAP, we have travel cpap machines, and mini CPAP units.
Sleep Apnea is a serious problem for many. There is a distinct difference between snoring and sleep apnea. With sleep apnea, the breathing actually stops intermittently. Apnea may be due to one of two variables, central apnea when the brain fails to signal the breathing, or obstructive when the airway relaxes and closes off blocking air flow. When breathing stops for ten seconds or more, it is considered “apnea”. CPAP for sleep apnea (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), will apply air pressure directly to the airway keeping it open so that breathing continues even through what would otherwise be an apnea. I think off CPAP like an internal air-splint. CPAP is very effective and requires a perscription from your MD.
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SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaning Unit (If You Use CPAP You Need This Now)

SoClean 2 CPAP Cleaning Unit (If You Use CPAP You Need This Now)

If you use CPAP, you need this! Simply remove your mask each morning and place it in your SoClean (leave the hose and headgear attached) this CPAP Cleaning unit does the rest!! It generates and pumps ozone into your circuit killing 99.9% of all bacteria, mold, etc. automatic cleaning!! This is amazing. So simple, it takes the hassle out of cleaning your CPAP. This system even cleans the water. This Super effective solution is a must for everyone. No longer can your CPAP be making you sick!! #cpap #mobile #robertsdale #soclean #free #shipping

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