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Sleep Technologist & Respiratory Care Appreciation Week 2020

Posted by Circadiance on Oct 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM

It's Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week and Respiratory Care Week! That means it's time to share appreciation for RT and sleep tech healthcare heroes around the world and especially those who have helped us individually. For today's blog, we decided to show our appreciation by giving techs and RTs in the care and management of patients with sleep apnea a resource center to promote patient compliance with CPAP treatment!

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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

Sleep Calm and CPAP On with Sleep Apnea Self-Management Techniques

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 29, 2020 2:11:04 PM

Standard care for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is providing a CPAP box, hose, mask and some basic education. This is expected to jump start the gold standard treatment of CPAP therapy for a lifetime. The problem with this “one-size fits all” approach is that it mirrors interventions for an acute illness (e.g., prescribing a cast followed by physical therapy education for a broken bone), which is characterized by abrupt or rapid onset, limited duration, and a single cause (usually). But OSA is a chronic illness characterized by gradual onset of lengthy or indefinite duration, multivariate causation (which can change over time), and a focus on functional status rather than individual diagnoses; moreover, cure is unlikely and long-term management of symptoms and disease consequences necessitated a “long-view” of treatment.

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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

Lifting the Veil on the Magic of CPAP Therapy

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is the gold standard and most widely used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Since the commercial appearance of the device in 1985, it has basically consisted of a box with a fan in it delivering room air to the lungs through a mask on the face. But if you take a closer look, the mechanisms by which it acts on a patient is rather dramatic and the subject of this edition of the Circadiance blog

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Topics: Sleep Health

“The sleep tech will see you now.” Why there has never been a safer time to have your sleep study.

Posted by Circadiance on Aug 25, 2020 11:03:37 AM

Personalized risk estimates have little bearing on reality. The best example of this is the level of safety we feel driving versus flying—though cars are many times more dangerous than airplanes. What it comes down to is the perception of control: we get to operate our own SUVs, but we leave flying up to the ‘friendly skies’.

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Topics: Sleep Health

Take a Cue from Behavioral Sleep Medicine to Improve Your CPAP Compliance

Posted by Circadiance on Jul 21, 2020 3:40:00 PM

Here, there, and everywhere across our blue planet, nearly one million of us suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with 54 million right here in the United States (1). Constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard and most widely prescribed treatment for OSA (2). For over 35 years the technology has been refined, but for most users it still consists of a box with a fan in it connected by tubing to a plastic and silicone mask interface...

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Topics: Sleep Health

Insomnia, Sleep Apnea & the Pillars of Health

Posted by Circadiance on Jul 2, 2020 9:06:34 AM

The three pillars of optimal health are nutrition, physical fitness, and sleep. Think of your health as stabilized on a chair. Taking any one of the legs away would topple the seat, so tending to each section is essential to living well.

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Topics: Circadiance News, Sleep Health

All About COVID-19 and Sleep

Posted by Circadiance on Jun 16, 2020 5:00:19 PM

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic and as a result the way we live changed dramatically. As of June, 2020, there have been over two million confirmed cases and over one hundred thousand confirmed deaths in the United States, and rising…

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Topics: Circadiance News, Sleep Health

cpapXchange.com and Direct Home Medical Partner with Dr. John's Medical

Posted by Circadiance on May 4, 2020 12:59:57 PM

This month, we're giving truckers 10% off qualifying SleepWeaver masks, plus a free hose clip and Feather Weight Tube, at cpapXchange.com and Direct Home Medical to thank them for continuing to serve the country during COVID-19. We're partnering with Dr. John's Medical, an organization that provides resources for truckers with sleep apnea, to make this promotion possible. PROMO CODE: thankyoutruckers

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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

Understanding CPAP During COVID-19

Posted by Circadiance on Apr 14, 2020 9:17:46 AM

"Circadiance strives to provide a high level of service for our customers with the goal to provide quick delivery on all products. As the outbreak grows in the US, we are working to help support the US healthcare system in any way we can. We are taking steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on orders from our valued customers." -David Groll, CEO

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Topics: Circadiance News, Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

Sleep! It's Important for Your Health - By Dr. John's Medical

Posted by Circadiance on Apr 7, 2020 11:57:33 AM

Dr. John's Medical is an an organization that provides resources for truckers with sleep apnea who often struggle to get the sleep they need to do their routes. Dr. John recently published an excellent blog that we wanted to share with you. See what wisdom he has about sleep health below:

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Topics: Sleep Health