Allergies and CPAP

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

9 Tips for CPAP Users to Manage Allergies

allergies and cpap

If you couldn’t tell by the coat of pollen on your car in the morning, spring is upon us and so is the season of maximum suffering for those with allergies. Environmental allergies to pollens and grasses are extraordinarily common and can interfere with your ability to use your CPAP. In this article I tackle the two most common allergy-related issues that CPAP users face and give you insider tips to stay consistent with your CPAP use.

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How to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Joseph Krainin, M.D.
Daylight savings time (DST) heralds longer days, more sun, and warmer temperatures, but did you know that it is also associated with an increased risk of fatal car accidents? 

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Clear Airway Apnea Events

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

What Are Clear Airway (CA) Apnea Events on My CPAP Machine?

If you've seen the term "CA" on your CPAP machine download, machine's display, or apps such as MyAir or DreamMapper, you might be scratching your head. What are these events? Are they dangerous? How are they diagnosed? Read on to find out answers to the above and more. 

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CPAP Mask Leaks

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

CPAP Mask Leaks and How to Fix Them

One of the most common barriers to success with CPAP is difficulty maintaining a good mask seal. A leaking mask can cause a number of problems, one of which is actually potentially dangerous. Read on to find out how to fix the most common causes for CPAP mask leaks and avoid potential pitfalls. 

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CPAP AHI - What Does it Mean?

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

CPAP users are frequently perplexed by the numbers that their CPAP machine or CPAP app spits out. Probably the most important metric that your CPAP machine tracks is the AHI. Read on to find out if your AHI is good or bad and what you can do to lower it. 

What does AHI mean on CPAP?

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How to Set the Pressure of a CPAP Machine

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

CPAP Settings: Why and How They Are Determined

The majority of people who test positive for sleep apnea on their sleep apnea test will pursue CPAP therapy, which is the gold-standard treatment for the disorder. Is is critically important to find the proper pressure settings to fix the individual's case of sleep apnea. 

Why Is It Necessary to Have the Correct CPAP Pressure Settings?

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The Rise of Bongo Rx: An Interview with AirAvant's Javier Collazo

Joseph Krainin, M.D.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Javier Collazo, AirAvant Medical's General Manager and Vice President. AirAvant has brought Bongo Rx, the latest FDA-approved CPAP alternative for the treatment of OSA and second iteration of nasal EPAP therapy, to market. So far, the majority of our patients have reported a high level of satisfaction with Bongo Rx. 

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The Story of the Breas Z1 & Z2 CPAP Machines

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

In this interview, Dr. Krainin talks with Thomas Miller, General Manager of Breas' Sleep Business department. 

When I was first introduced to the Z1 it was under the HDM brand. What is the relationship between HDM and Breas?  

When I first became involved in 2016, Breas and HDM were both owned by a private equity company. They have since been purchased by Fosun Pharma and integrated into one company. HDM is the consumer-facing arm of the company and is currently being phased out.

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How to Prepare for the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The only truly effective therapy for COVID-19 right now is supportive care for severe cases by using ventilators in the ICU. Ventilators help you breathe if your lungs have been overwhelmed by the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that COVID-19 can cause....

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How to Cure Sleep Apnea

Joseph Krainin, M.D.

Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are trying to find out how to cure it for good?

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