Sleep Apnea

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Sleep apnea has been linked to low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and fatigue. Learn about the relationship between sleep and male libido. Some conditions, like sleep apnea, can take a toll on the hormonal balances in your body, leading to...

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How to Keep Your CPAP Mask Straps on at Night

Learn how to keep your CPAP mask on at night, as well as about the importance of mask fit, pressure, and humidity settings and the use of sleeping pills. It can be one of the most frustrating early experiences in using continuous positive airway...

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Using CPAP When You Mouth Breathe

If you mouth breathe, you can still use CPAP without suffering from dry mouth. Learn how treatments to open the nose may help. It is fairly common for people with obstructive sleep apnea to breathe through their mouths. Since continuous positive...

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The Pressure Ramp up Feature on a CPAP Machine

Learn about how the pressure ramp up feature on CPAP and BiPAP machines is used to lower the pressure to improve mask leak and insomnia. If you use continuous or bilevel positive airway pressure (PAP) to treat your obstructive sleep apnea, you may...

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How a Chinstrap Can Be Used With a CPAP Mask

Learn how chinstraps can help improve mouth breathing, dry mouth, and leaking from nasal CPAP masks. If you are having problems with your mouth coming open when you try to use your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, you may wonder,...

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a chronic breathing disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. Reviewed by a board-certified family medicine physician. Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. The chronic breathing...