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The Story of the Cloth CPAP Mask - An Interview with Circadiance's David Groll

Dave Groll Circadiance CEO

David Groll is the Founder and CEO of Circadiance. He is a veteran of the medical device industry, having previously founded Vincent Medical and served as an executive for Philips Respironics where he was involved in CPAP mask development.  

SleepWeaver masks are so unique in the CPAP marketplace, there is really nothing else out there like them. Where did the idea for cloth CPAP masks come from?

I have been involved with engineering CPAP masks since the beginning of CPAP masks. The traditional mask design is comprised of a rigid plastic...

An Interview with Somnetic's Pat Mayer

We recognized that CPAP also needed to be as easy to use once you arrived at your destination, so from the beginning accessories were offered that gave users the freedom to sleep anywhere. 

Sleep Apnea, CPAP, and Healthshare Ministries

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Are you a member of one of the following healthshare ministries?

  • Christian Healthshare Ministries
  • Altrua
  • Liberty 
  • Samaritan 
  • Aliera
  • Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share
  • Solidarity Healthshare

    Christian healthshare ministries emerged as a faith-based counterpart to Obamacare's government-mandated healthcare rules. These organizations allow people of faith to pool their resources and care for each other in a compassionate way that is in line with their religious beliefs. We frequently provide care for the sleep apnea needs of healthshare ministry members. This article is intended to serve as a guide for...

    I Need a Fast Sleep Study. How Can I Get a Sleep Apnea Test More Quickly?

    "How do I get a sleep study quickly? I don’t want to wait any longer." This is an all too common inquiry that we get at Singular Sleep. Here’s your guide to getting a quick sleep apnea test.

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    Common Reasons Why People Need Fast Sleep Studies

    In many areas of the country and in several healthcare systems, sleep medicine is an underserved specialty meaning that there are not enough sleep labs and sleep doctors to care for the population. This problem is more acute in several...

    Need a Sleep Study for Insurance? Here's What You Need to Know.

    We commonly see, "I need a sleep study for insurance," on the home sleep apnea test order forms that we receive. What is behind this seemingly unusual request from your life insurance company?

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    Sleep Studies for Life Insurance

    After becoming a first-time dad a few years ago, I thought it would be prudent to get life insurance. During the quote process, I was surprised to get asked the following series of questions from the agent:

    • Do you hang glide?
    • Do you skydive?
    • Do you have sleep apnea?”

    Wow, sleep...

    How Do I Get A New CPAP Machine?

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    Common Reasons To Get A New CPAP Machine

    There are several typical scenarios where CPAP users often consult with me to get a new CPAP machine:

    1. Outdated technology
      • The original iteration of positive airway pressure (PAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea was the fixed-pressure CPAP machine. This machine could only be set to one consistent pressure setting. Technology has exploded since then with the introduction of auto-titrating CPAP machines (commonly referred to as APAP or Auto-CPAP), as well as more advanced forms of...

      Common Sleep Apnea Questions Answered

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      1) What is sleep apnea?

      Sleep apnea is a chronic problem with breathing in your sleep. There are two fundamental types of sleep apnea, obstructive and central. By far, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is more common. OSA is when your upper airway (the back of your throat) repetitively collapses during sleep. Most but not all people with OSA snore loudly and/or regularly. Central sleep apnea (CSA) is caused by your brain failing to give sufficient effort for your body to breathe resulting in repetitive episodes of breath-holding or shallow breathing. 


      Nasal Pillows Review

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      If you've seen a type of CPAP mask that you're interested in that just nestles underneath your nostrils, you've come to the right page. This style of CPAP mask is called "nasal pillows" and it is extremely popular. But if you don't know the facts about whether this is the right option for you, your nose could end up seriously out of joint. 

      Here's a quick review of all the essentials that you need to know about nasal pillows masks, including the latest models available from five major...

      Magnetic Therapy for Sleep Apnea

      A recent news report out of the Bay Area announced that a clinical trial of the Magnetic Apnea Prevention (MAGNAP) device for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment has begun at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. The initial response to this report indicates that there is an incredible amount of interest from the sleep apnea community in this potential alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea. But, if eventually approved by the FDA for sleep apnea treatment, would this be a good option for you? In this article, I'll explore the forces, both attractive and repulsive, that this treatment option is...

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