Worried About Sleep Apnea and COVID-19? Read This
Navigating the coronavirus pandemic is difficult, especially if you’re someone living with a health condition like sleep apnea. You may be wondering if you’re more susceptible to contracting the virus and if you can safely continue CPAP therapy… or if you’ll be able to talk to your doctor without visiting their office.
Sleep apnea patients understandably have questions and concerns about the virus, which attacks the respiratory system. If you’re worried about sleep apnea and COVID-19, keep reading to put your mind at ease.
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Sleep Apnea Does not Indicate Higher Risk
There is no conclusive link between sleep apnea and COVID-19 that indicates those who suffer from the sleep disorder are at higher risk for contracting the novel coronavirus. However, there are risk factors for COVID-19 that, when paired with sleep apnea, make you more vulnerable. Those over age 60 and those who smoke are susceptible to the virus. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart or lung disease are all signs that you may be at greater risk. Additionally, conditions and medications that compromise the immune system increase vulnerability.
You Can Still Visit Sleep Doctors Virtually
If you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, such as chronic snoring and daytime fatigue, contact your primary doctor, who can refer you to a sleep specialist for a virtual visit. The sleep specialist will ask about your sleep habits and sleep history, and they may inquire about your diet and exercise, if applicable. You’ll need three items for the visit: a flashlight so the specialist can examine your nose and mouth, a tape measure to determine your waist and neck circumference and a device to check your blood pressure. After your visit, the sleep specialist may recommend you complete a sleep study.
The FDA has not Approved Self-Cleaning CPAP Machines
We get it—CPAP machines require a lot of attention, and the daily recommended cleaning can feel like a chore. That’s why some manufacturers have built “self-cleaning” CPAP machines. They may sound appealing, but it’s important that sleep apnea patients know the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has yet to approve a self-cleaning machine. Especially during a global pandemic, it’s wise to undertake the cleaning yourself so you’ll know it’s been done correctly.
COVID-19 Patients may Continue CPAP Therapy
There is no evidence that using a CPAP machine drives the coronavirus farther into the lungs or worsens infection. If you develop symptoms of—or test positive for—COVID-19, contact your sleep specialist for guidance on how to move forward. You’ll likely be able to continue with your CPAP therapy because quality sleep boosts your immune system. The specialist will just strongly encourage you to self-quarantine while using your machine because there is a higher risk for transmission from mask leaks or the exhalation port. Be sure to also sanitize high-touch surfaces in your recovery room to avoid transmission this way.
Boiled Water Can Replace Distilled Water
Distilled water is the preferred option for your CPAP machine’s humidifier, but it can be hard to find with the widespread household product stockouts. If you’re in a pinch, you can use tap water or filtered water that has been boiled, but it will have a higher mineral content than distilled water. Be sure to clean your humidifier more often to avoid mineral deposit buildup if this is the case.
Sleep Is Your Strongest Weapon Against COVID-19
Though it’s natural to have anxiety about a spreading virus and a world of unknowns, one thing you can control is good sleep. Sleep is a natural immunity booster and should be prioritized, which is why many doctors recommend continuing CPAP therapy even when a patient is sick. Do your best to rest and relax so your body can recover while you sleep.
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Monthly CPAP Club is a new approach to delivering a regular and scheduled shipment of all your CPAP supplies for one low monthly cost.
We charge you a small monthly free and deliver a fresh CPAP mask, tubes, filters and cushions to your door every 3 months.
We work with the major manufacturers to provide a selection of the most popular CPAP masks, cushions, tubing, filters and other accessories.
You get one shipment with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need for the next three months and you just pay one low, monthly payment.
Monthly CPAP Club lets you know when it’s time to change your filters, clean your mask and tubing. Three months after your first order, we’ll let you know (via email) that it’s time to replace your CPAP supplies, and we will ship out a package with a replacement mask, tubing, and filters for your CPAP machine, all including in your monthly fee.
Every package allows you to choose your preferred style of CPAP mask and the brand, make and model you prefer. You have the choice of standard tubing or heated tubing. You have the option for extended tubing options with heated tubing. Every package also includes cushions for the mask and filters for your machine
We need to know which CPAP breathing machine you use so we can send you the correct filters. Filters are specific to machines.
If you don’t see your CPAP breathing machine model listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the make and model of CPAP breathing machine you use.
We do support many machines. The most popular machines are listed right now and more will be added as we grow.
In the mean time, let us know which machines you use so we get you the correct filters.
Monthly CPAP Club currently offers Resmed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel CPAP products. We can accommodate certain other brands when requested by email. Please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com or submit a request online.
Our goal at Monthly CPAP Club is to offer all the necessary CPAP supplies for good sleep hygiene in simple, scheduled quarterly shipments.
We want the program to be even easier for the end user to afford with a monthly payment.
When you sign up for a package with Monthly CPAP Club, you will be charged the monthly package amount ranging from $30 and up, depending on your preferences.
We will ship out a package within 1 business day of your order with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need to properly treat your sleep apnea with clean and effective supplies.
The next scheduled shipment for your account will commence 3 months after your initial first shipment. We’ll send you an email your next delivery is on the way.
The best part about Monthly CPAP Club for those living with sleep apnea is that CPAP supplies are one less thing you’ll have to regularly order, schedule or pick up. We ship you the supplies you’ll need for the next three months and ship you another package in three months will all new and fresh CPAP supplies.
We do sell most of the popular and newest CPAP machines. Although we do not list many of the machines on our Monthly CPAP Club site, we can process orders for machines via email for existing subscribers and over the phone for new users.
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