Sleep Apnea Overview

Man with Sleep Apnea

Struggling with Sleep Apnea?

You’re not breathing right as you sleep.

You’re tired… all the time.

You’re at risk for serious health problems.

Learn the causes, symptoms, and how CPAP therapy can help you get the air – and sleep – you need to feel your best every day. can help you get tested for sleep apnea in your home and get started with CPAP therapy.

Whoever nudged you to find out about sleep apnea might have just saved your life.

Ranging from seconds to minutes, if you’re suffering from sleep apnea, you’re experiencing breathing interruptions all night, every night. It’s probably disturbing your sleep – and it’s almost a guarantee that it’s disturbing whoever’s trying to sleep with you. Good sleep is one of the most important requirements of good health and a happy life, so while the bad news is that you might have sleep apnea… the good news is that you can get help – and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Common Sleep Apnea Symptoms

You might not be aware of some of these common symptoms, so you might want to review this list with your bedmate to get a more accurate sense of whether sleep apnea is an issue for you. Do any of these sound like you?

  • It’s a constant battle to stay awake at work.
  • You just can’t seem to fall asleep – or stay asleep.
  • You’re having bad dreams when you finally do fall asleep.
  • You feel exhausted all the time.
  • Find yourself falling asleep at the wheel or at the stop light
  • You snore.
  • You breathe loudly when you’re asleep – or breathe through the mouth.
  • Sometimes you wake up suddenly with the feeling that you’re gasping for breath.
  • You’re feeling depressed.
  • Your mouth or throat feels dry.
  • You’re getting headaches frequently.
  • You feel irritable.
  • Your weight seems to be out of control.

What Causes Sleep Apnea? 

There you are trying to sleep. You finally drift off to sleep and suddenly, you’re not breathing – whether you’re aware of it or not.

What happened? Your throat, tongue, and mouth muscles have soft tissue that can relax and then cause an airway blockage, which means you’re not breathing. You might gasp and re-situate yourself in your sleep, opening the airway again – or you might just keep cycling through periods of not breathing all night long.

No surprise, one of the most common causes of sleep apnea is being overweight. The telltale sign is a large neck circumference, and it’s one of the most frequent symptoms that results in patients being referred for sleep studies and subsequently treated with CPAP therapy.

Getting a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis 

The best way to find out whether you’ve got sleep apnea is to undergo a sleep study. Your physician can order one – and you’d spend the night in a sleep study center, spend a boatload of money, and walk out with a prescription for a CPAP machine if it turns out you’ve got sleep apnea.

Or, you can do it all in your own home. Simply complete this sleep apnea survey and we will review your answers. If it looks like a sleep test would be appropriate, the doctor will prescribe a sleep test that can be conducted in the comfort of your own home.

What You Need to Know about Sleep Study Cost 

Typically, sleep studies cost between $150 – $500. We’ll mail the test to you along with easy step-by-step instructions on how to do it. You just put the equipment on and go to sleep. It might not be the best sleep you’ve ever had, but it sure beats trying to fall asleep while you’re being watched through a glass window, lying on a strange bed, and hooked up to a bunch of electrodes. No pressure!  Our way is totally painless and easy.

The doctor will score your test, noting how many times you stopped breathing, make the diagnosis, and write a prescription for a CPAP machine, if you need one. Plus, you can even schedule a video conference with one of our customer support specialists to help you learn how to use it. You’ve got options – and we’ll help you understand them.

Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment 

The recommended treatment for sleep apnea is to use a CPAP device. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Basically, it’s a mask that goes over your nose and mouth and keeps your airway open as you sleep by blowing a gentle stream of air continuously.

Lifestyle changes can help, too, including losing weight. But chances are good that you’re already trying to lose weight – and even if you’re making some progress, you need to breathe well to sleep well, and you need that now.

Your Sleep Apnea Equipment 

To start, you’ll need an entire CPAP kit which includes everything – your mask, the cushions, tubing, filters, and the machine. Some of these components will last a long time – and others will need to be replaced frequently to maintain the integrity of your CPAP system. We’re here to provide an affordable, no-hassle way to get the replacement supplies you need to keep your CPAP machine working right for you.

We believe you should have a choice about your CPAP supplies – and that you shouldn’t have to wade through an ocean of red tape or spend a fortune to get them. Order just what you need – when you need it.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help.