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Introducing the ALL-NEW ResMed AirFit F30 minimally invasive Full Face Mask


 Click HERE to check out the F30 in our online store.

Meet ResMed AirFit™ F30 – a smaller style full face mask. It’s designed to sit low on – and cover less of the face to prevent top-of-the-nose red marks. Feel more confident using therapy around loved ones with a simple, yet effective mask that gives you a modern look.

In a recent study, CPAP users preferred AirFit™ F30 over the market-leading, minimal-contact full face mask nearly 2 to 1, and a majority of them found it more comfortable and easier to use. Plus, this minimal-contact mask is perfect for wearing glasses, sleeping on your side and helping you feel less claustrophobic.

  AirFit F30 is so quiet, you may barely hear it. Featuring small, multidirectional openings over a widespread area, QuietAir vent technology in the elbow of the mask breaks up exhaled air so it’s spread out lightly. In a recent study, more than 95% of AirFit F30 trial participants noted the mask venting caused minimal sleep disruption for themselves and their bed partners. Eliminate the wall of pillows separating you from your loved one and curl up even closer.

This item includes the Headgear, Frame and Seal, and does require an Rx.

 

 Features:

 
  • One Size fits all Headgear- contours to every unique face for an accurate, first-time fit.
  • UltraCompact Cushion- is designed to seal securely at the bottom of the nose to prevent nasal bridge discomfort.
  • Fits 93% of patients- delivered a good fit to 93% of study candidates
  • QuietAir vent technology- breaks up exhaled air so it’s spread out lightly. This makes it the quietest minimal-contact face mask.
  • Magnetic mask clips- make it fast and easy to put mask on and take off
  • Quick-release elbow- allows patients to disconnect and reconnect to their tubing
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  • By Clay Rollyson
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Why would I self-pay for my CPAP?
In many cases paying privately for a CPAP can save you significant time and money. Because CPAPmyway is not contracted with any insurance carriers we can offer custom options that you may not have even known existed, that cost less than you could have imagined. When you use your insurance contracted provider and have an outstanding deductible you are paying rates contracted by your insurance carrier. In many cases those rates can be hundreds more than purchasing through CPAPmyway.

Save Money
CPAPmyway has all-inclusive CPAP packages from $595-695. We have seen customer pay as much as $1400 when they have an outstanding deductible and use their insurance contracted provider. That is a savings of over $800 with CPAPmyway. CPAP packages include everything that you need to get started with therapy.
All Inclusive Packages contain:
  • CPAP Machine
  • CPAP Mask of choice (with 30 day exchange guarantee)
  • Tubing, Filters, and Humidifier
  • Compliance reporting to your Doctor
  • Delivery to your door


Save Time
By self-paying for your CPAP you can start therapy as early as today. If your Doctor has issued you a prescription for CPAP there is no need to wait anymore. The only thing that we need at CPAPmyway is a prescription from your Doctor. No waiting on authorizations, delivery schedules, or paperwork processing timelines.

Save Headache
From the day you get your CPAP from CPAPmyway, you own it. That may not be the case when you go through insurance. Many insurance contracted providers rent the machine to you and require that you meet certain Compliance Metrics in order to keep that CPAP machine. If you don’t meet those requirements, you may lose your CPAP along with all the money you’ve invested in it so far.

Get Options
At CPAPmyway we give you choice. You get to choose the product that suits your lifestyle instead of the product your insurance company approves. This can make a world of difference in your ability to use your CPAP machine. We carry all major makes and models including travel CPAPs. If there’s a better option for you, we make it happen.
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On a very regular basis we get the questions “why won’t my new mask connect to my current CPAP tubing?”. in almost 99.99% of these cases we find that the Quick-Connect adapter from the previous mask is still stuck in the end of the current CPAP Tube. It can be very hard to see and even harder to remove. So please check out the video link below where we spend some time going over the entire process.  

Click Here to watch our video

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What is the difference between CPAP and Auto CPAP??

We get this question so often we thought it worth a blog post. Thankfully it is a short one. ;).

Standard CPAP or Set-Pressure CPAP refers to the CPAP Machine being set at one constant pressure. For instance, CPAP of 12cm. The machine will go to a pressure of 12 cm every night forever, unless your physician recommends a change to that pressure. Your pressure is typically determined from a Titration which is the 2nd part of a Laboratory Sleep Study. The titration is where a Sleep Tech adjusts the CPAP pressure manually to the most optimal pressure for you. Then they recommend that pressure for your home CPAP.

  Auto-CPAP or Auto-Titrating CPAP refers to the CPAP being set at a range of pressures. For instance, Auto CPAP 4-20cm. The machine will titrate itself nightly to your most optimal pressure between the setting of 4-20 cm. Many more people are being ordered Auto-CPAP as opposed to set pressure CPAP. This is because they were diagnosed via a Home Sleep Study and have not had a Titration study to find an optimal pressure.

  The reporting features in both the CPAP and Auto-CPAP will help the physician following your sleep therapy to determine if the pressure or pressure range is working adequately for you.

  We really recommend that if you are considering a new CPAP that you consider making it an Auto-CPAP, because then you have the option of using it as a Set-Pressure or as an Auto-CPAP. It’s worth the extra $ for sure.

  Click here to check out our Auto-CPAP Machines to learn more.
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  • By Clay Rollyson
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Home Sleep Test Device

Getting tested for sleep apnea is not as bad as most people picture. Many people think that their only option is a sleep study in a sleep lab with a visual similar to an alien abduction. Fortunately that isn’t the only option. We can facilitate a Sleep Apnea Test in your own home in your own bed. It takes only one night and is extremely easy.

Click Here to Get Tested for Sleep Apnea

 

The Home Sleep Test will record your breathing pattern, chest effort, blood oxygen level, and heart rate throughout the night. The program and the Doctor reviewing your test transform all this data into a very accurate and detailed summary of your sleep. The test is scored with an Index call AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index). An AHI of greater than 5 is considered by most to be abnormal.
If you test positive for Sleep Apnea the Doctor may recommend a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Device. If that is the case we can help you there as well. Check out the different CPAP packages  that we offer to save you money.      
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How do I maintain my CPAP Machine?

Starting CPAP can be a very daunting task in itself. Then you find that not only did you have to go through all the testing and the visit to the Dr, you’ve got to maintain this thing and all the supplies to boot. So it leaves you asking…..what, when and how.
There are a few main parts and pieces that require regular maintenance and replacement. A few of them are so important that it can affect your health. Those parts include: Mask Parts, CPAP Filter(s), Tubing, and your Humidifier Chamber. So lets break them down.


Mask Parts: Your Mask Consists of 3 main pieces. Your Frame, Headgear, and Seal. While all of these are important to keep up with the Mask Seal has to be the most important. The seal is the Silicon or Fabric liner that rests against your face or your nose which creates the airtight seal allowing the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to do its job. Without a proper seal your therapy can be off tremendously. On many CPAP Machines a large leak can cause the CPAP pressure to rise, which leads to more leak, which leads to higher pressure again, which leads to you ripping your mask off. To keep your seal working properly it must be cleaned regularly and replaced in a timely manner. Regular cleaning includes daily cleaning. Mask wipes can make that much easier. In addition most manufacturers recommend changing your seal at least once per month. This keeps the entire operation working properly. Without a good seal, you might not be getting the therapy you require. The Frame of the CPAP Mask is what the seal attaches to. Many recommend changing that every 3 months, but we find that as long as it is working, changing the seal may be just fine. The headgear is also very important, but it wears in a much more gradual fashion. Most people get 6-12 months out of their headgear. Both the Headgear and the Frame should be cleaned weekly to ensure proper and sanitary operation.

Mask Wipes

Tubing: Your CPAP Tubing can be overlooked very easily, but it shouldn’t be. Not only can it collect bacteria, mold, and mildew like any other part, but you can’t see it very easily. It is recommended that the Tubing be cleaned at least once per week. A great way to do that is to submerge it in a vinegar and water mix, slosh the mixture around in the tube and rinse thoroughly. You may also want to consider a Tube Brush or a Cleaning System like SoClean or VirtuClean.

VirtuClean System

CPAP Filters: The filter in you CPAP is no different than the filter in your AC system, and it is the number one reason why CPAPs break down. The CPAP has to breathe so that you can breathe. Check the filter once per week and wash any filter that is washable. If you see any discoloration on a disposable filter it is time to toss it and replace it. Never let you filter go more than 2-4 weeks.
SoClean System

Humidifier Chamber: I have had nightmares about the things I have seen growing in CPAP Humidifier Chambers. Proper use of the humidifier chamber should include emptying any excess water every morning, and sterilization once per week. If you are using distilled water in your chamber (which you should be) it is a bacteria, mold, and mildew magnet. There are no chemicals or minerals in distilled water to fight these things. So don’t give them a fighting chance. Empty and refill daily. Sterilize once per week. You can use a mix of vinegar and water as well as the SoClean or the VirtuClean to do this as well.

Overall keeping up with your CPAP should be the equivalent of brushing you teeth or showering as you move forward. Failing to keep these parts clean can result in improper operation or even sickness. As always call, email or chat us to learn more.
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How do I clean my CPAP Equipment?

People often ask us, “What is the best way to clean or disinfect my CPAP machine and supplies?”. The answer is that you have some options.

Option 1:

Cleaning your CPAP and supplies can be done manually. A mixture of vinegar and water is a great way to sterilize and clean the CPAP equipment without subjecting yourself to harmful chemicals. You can also substitute that with a light soap. To do this effectively, you need to submerge the mask, tubing, and humidifier chamber into the solution. Scrub, rinse and dry.

Option 2:

The automation of cleaning and disinfecting your CPAP is now a reality. The Soclean and the VirtuClean have proven to be 99.99% effective at killing bacteria, mold, and mildew. Both options allow you to drop you equipment in a container and let the Cleaning Machine do the rest. Then when you return the Equipment is ready for use. To use the old infomercial adage….”Set It and Forget It!!”. 🙂
Overall it is very important to keep up with the cleaning and disinfecting of your CPAP Equipment, because quite frankly, it can make you sick if you don’t. Check out the automated options below or visit our CPAP Cleaning Section. As always feel free to call, email, or chat us with any questions you might have. We are happy to help.

Sleep Well

 

SoClean2 CPAP Cleaner

   

VirtuClean CPAP Cleaner

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Considering a Travel CPAP?

    Travel CPAPs can be a great tool for those of you that are on the road, do some camping, or maybe just want to conserve some of that “nightstand real estate”. The big question is, which one is best for you. To answer that question you really have to ask your self a few other questions:
  • What is my Budget?
    • Prices range considerably for travel CPAPs. For instance the Transcend Mini CPAP starts at $449 while the AirMini starts at $849. You want all the bells and whistles, but you also don’t want to break the bank if you don’t have to. Deciding whether Bluetooth, apps, and accessories are worth the extra money is an important decision up front.
  • Where do I plan on using my travel CPAP?
    • If you plan on using your travel CPAP off-the-grid or on onboard a plane, you need to consider models that have available batteries. Most of them do, but not all. If you plan on using it as a primary unit, you should consider whether or not you want your doctor to be able to download your data. Some units require specific software to provide clinical reports. If you plan on traveling overseas you will need to have adapters which are included in some models. Overall a clear understanding of how and where you will be using the Travel Unit will help our Customer Service team point you in the right direction.
  • Will my Prescription work for a Travel CPAP?
    • BiPAP, CPAP, Autopap, and the list goes on. Travel CPAPs are currently only geared to work for patients using CPAP or Auto CPAP. That is important because if you are using a BiPAP, ASV, or ST, you should consult with your sleep Dr to see if travel CPAP is an option for you. It may not be.
  Overall knowing why you want a Travel CPAP is the most important. Understanding your Travel CPAP goals will make the selection much easier. As always, keep in mind that at CPAPmyway we are happy to discuss all of these options with you by phone, email or chat anytime you’d like. Also feel free to look over the Different Models we offer in our Travel CPAP Section.   Sleep Well!!
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Which CPAP Mask Is Best
  • By Clay Rollyson
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Wondering which CPAP mask is best?

If you’ve got friends with sleep apnea – and you probably do – it’s only a matter of time before start comparing notes, trying to determine which CPAP mask is best. It’s not like it’ll come to blows, but once you find the mask that works best for you, it might be hard even to imagine that another kind could work better.

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Should You Use CPAP With A Cold
  • By Clay Rollyson
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Got the sniffles? Should you use CPAP with a cold?

There you are, sneezing your head off as you reach for yet another tissue – and now you’re wondering whether you should use CPAP with a cold. Grab a bowl of chicken noodle soup, and you’ll get the answer before your Saltines dissolve.

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