Sleep apnea therapy is specifically intended for people with sleep apnea. In our online store you’ll find portable CPAP devices, CPAP masks and accessories from renowned brands.
What is sleep therapy?
Sleep apnea therapy is an effective treatment for sleep apnea, also known as OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). With this condition, your breathing stops regularly during your sleep. During an apnea, no more air flows in and out of the lungs, so your blood cannot absorb enough oxygen. In addition to the fact that this oxygen deficiency is harmful to your body in the long term, you’ll sleep considerably worse because of the breathing stops. You do not rest well and may have difficulty waking up. In the short and long term, sleep apnea has a negative impact on your health, both physically and mentally. It often starts with fatigue and can cause complete exhaustion. The condition is not always recognized by doctors. An Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) test can help in making the diagnosis. On the basis of this scale, you can estimate whether you (possibly) have sleep apnea.
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? In that case, it is important to start with sleep therapy. Different treatment methods are possible, depending on the severity of your apnea. A popular therapy is CPAP therapy with a CPAP device. Other options are a mandibular repositioning device (MRD), a sleep position trainer and nasal plasters. These plasters are easy to use and to take with you when traveling. In very serious cases, surgery may be necessary.
A CPAP device offers a solution for many sleep apnea patients. A standard CPAP device is often used at home. The Transcend miniCPAP is perfect when traveling; this device is available in different models. Travel CPAPs are compact and lightweight: they are perfectly transportable in your bag, backpack or suitcase. Although they are small, they have the same functions as a larger sleep apnea device.
Wearing a CPAP mask is required during your CPAP therapy. Between your machine and your mask, you have to connect a CPAP tube and optionally a filter. Depending on the mask, the hose connection is at your nose or at the top of your head for more freedom of movement. We have included several top brands in our range, including Philips and Circadiance. Their masks are comfortable and make as little contact as possible with your skin. Some models have soft nasal pillows, others cover both the nose and the mouth. A perfect solution if you sleep with your mouth open or have a cold!
Comfort and hygiene products
For optimum hygiene, it is very important to clean your CPAP machine, CPAP hose and CPAP mask on a regular basis. You will find several hygiene products in our range. CPAP therapy can cause discomfort such as wrestling with your hose. That’s why we added various comfort products to our online store in order to make your night’s rest even more comfortable!
There are several accessories available to adapt your sleep therapy to your needs, for example a CPAP hose. With a travel CPAP you can optionally purchase a battery so that you can use your device while traveling without AC power. Charge the battery in the car or camper, or even during a cycling holiday. We also have products to connect your sleep apnea device to your oxygen concentrator. Yes, you can combine sleep apnea therapy with oxygen therapy!
Would you like to have more information about sleep therapy? Feel free to contact us and we will answer any of your questions.