Sometimes, starting out CPAP therapy can be a little bit like moving into a new apartment: you love the place and the view, but then you notice that a fuse blows every time you put your dryer on the tumble setting or your ceiling springs a small leak – not to mention the creaking sound coming from the next door neighbors at exactly the same time every night. Eventually, though, you fix the few minor and miscellaneous issues, and for the most part, they go away – even your neighbors quiet down (the honeymoon phase doesn’t last forever). When it comes to CPAP therapy, there are more than a few life saving benefits, but there may also be a few issues that arise, especially when you first begin treatment. Here are five common CPAP issues and five easy solutions.
1. Paying Too Much for CPAP Supplies – Use Insurance!
For CPAP users, there has always been a choice between the convenience of ordering on the Internet or the potential cost savings of working through a local provider that will bill their insurance carrier. That has all changed. Thanks to Easy Breathe CPAP users now have the ability to get BOTH – the excellent experience of online shopping AND the cost savings that come from using their health insurance.
Easy Breathe makes it EASY to purchase the CPAP supplies you need and is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it. Remember when you had to try to figure out what your insurance provider covers? How about when you had to submit a claim? Ok, now scrap those memories forever because now you don’t have to.
- Get Your Benefits Checked – Easy Breathe will check your benefits for you with no obligations. Ever wonder how much of your deductible you’ve met or if your cost-sharing percentage has kicked in? Easy Breathe will check your benefits and answer these questions for you. All you have to do is Click Here, fill out the form and in five to thirty minutes – during business hours – you will get a response. You can also call or Live Chat with one of Easy Breath’s operators. This allows you to know EXACTLY how much you will pay for any CPAP supply… to the penny!
- Get a Claim Submitted for You – Easy Breathe will also submit a claim to your insurance provider for you. All you have to do is add the “submit my claim” to your shopping cart and Easy Breathe will send your bill to your insurance company – your only payment obligation is the percentage your insurance provider does not cover.
2. Your CPAP Just Broke and You Don’t Have a Prescription
We’ve all been there – that gut-wrenching moment when you turn the key in your car’s ignition and nothing happens. It’s such a sinking feeling when something that you totally depend on suddenly stops working. If you’re a CPAP user who hasn’t had it happen yet, you’ll have a similar feeling the first time your CPAP breaks. When it happens to you, don’t be left stranded. You’ll need a prescription to get a new CPAP – luckily you can get one online!
Get a CPAP Prescription Online – If you don’t see a physician regularly (hey, we know how that goes – who has time), you can always choose something like Easy Breathe’s CPAPRX Package. It’s $99 and you’ll have a prescription for continued CPAP therapy in as little as 1 business day. If you’re a person who doesn’t have time to go to a doctor and prefers convenience, the CPAP RX program is a great solution.
3. Your CPAP Mask and CPAP are Crawling with Germs
Just look around – your remote, computer keys, anything that you touch or handle on a regular basis is literally teeming with germs and bacteria. If you had telescopic goggles, your home would look like the Calcutta sewage system. So, you can imagine what could be – and probably is – creeping and crawling all over your CPAP mask, hose and machine. This is the reason why you need the SoClean2, which is one of the safest and most natural ways to clean your CPAP supplies. In fact, this amazing contraption removes 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and mold – that is some crazy, super cleaning power. You can imagine how much gross stuff you are leaving behind by cleaning your CPAP supplies the old way.
Lastly, there are only a few common side effects that come along with starting CPAP therapy, but minor as they may be, they can make you uncomfortable enough to put a pause on your treatment, which is never a good idea. Luckily, there are some simple solutions to all of these issues. In fact, even if you are not experiencing these issues now, you may want to think about taking some preventative measures to prevent things like CPAP mask irritation, rainout, being left without treatment during a power outage, not having the right pressure or dealing with supplies that are crawling with bacteria. In the end, life can throw you a curve ball – you can either catch it or let it hit you square in the face.
4. You Can’t Use Your CPAP When the Power Is Out
At the top of the list of things we humans take for granted, like canned cheese and drive through liquor stores, there is one other thing that we take for granted that is way more important: electricity. In fact, there is a good chance that you wouldn’t know what to do if there was a power outage. For sleep apnea sufferers, a black out can be especially troublesome, because even a single night without CPAP therapy may cause you to turn into a zombie. If your neighbors are well armed, the last thing you want to be mistaken for is a zombie. And there are other less dire situations where you may not have an adequate supply of electricity, like during a camping trip. These are a few major reasons why you need a CPAP battery. In fact, the C-100 battery has enough juice to get you through up to five nights without a source of power, which makes it ideal for power outages and outdoor getaways. It is also lightweight at just a pound and a half and it is compatible with all CPAP machines. You can even pigtail two C-100 batteries if you really want to go into the wild.
5. You’re Not Getting the Best Pressure (It’s Too High or Too Low)
CPAP therapy is not supposed to feel like air is being forced down your throat. If it does feel that way, something is wrong. For instance, you could have been prescribed or recommended the wrong pressure settings. This can happen after a sleep lab test offers inadequate results – maybe you slept differently during the test than you normally do, which can throw things off. In fact, a million things can change your need for a different pressure setting: weight fluctuations, sleeping positions, and so on. You can also experience a situation where you aren’t getting enough pressure, which can prevent you from getting the full benefits of CPAP treatment. Well, the solution isn’t to give up – the best solution is to get your hands on an auto titrating machine, which automatically changes the pressure setting for you. For instance, the S9 AutoSet uses unique algorithms and technology to provide you with just the right pressure setting exactly when you need it, so that you never have to worry about having the wrong pressure, or not having enough pressure, ever again.