Sleep apnea and more

Sleep Therapy & Medical Equipment

Effective therapies and equipment for sleep apnea and for those dealing with obstructive sleep.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing, known as apneas, can last for a few seconds to minutes and may occur multiple times throughout the night. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, abrupt awakenings that can be accompanied by choking or gasping for air, excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and restless sleep.

According to Mayo Clinic there are 3 types of sleep apnea:

  1. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  2. Central Sleep apnea (CSA)
  3. Complex Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. OSA is when the muscles at the back of the throat relax causing the airways to narrow or even close restricting air to move beyond the obstructed area. This causes a reduction of blood flow to the brain which in turn causes the brain to partially wake up so that you can reopen your airway again. Most people don’t recall waking up however this can make it difficult to achieve restful phases of sleep.

Central Sleep Apnea

Central Sleep Apnea is less common than Obstructive Sleep Apnea. CSA can be thought of a temporary malfunction of the brain. The brain fails to send a signal to your breathing muscles to control your breathing which means for a short period there is no effort being made to breath. Those who experience CSA may wake up feeling short of breath and/or have a difficult time falling to sleep and/or staying asleep.

Complex Sleep Apnea

Complex Sleep Apnea, also knowns as treatment emergent sleep apnea, is a combination of both OSA and CSA. OSA is diagnosed through a sleep study, however, converts to CSA when receiving treatment.  

 

Sleep apnea doesn’t stop at just leaving you tired and fatigued, it also leads to various chronic health issues.  It’s important to note that not everyone will experience noticeable symptoms so it is important to seek a professional diagnosis if you suspect you may have the condition.

What should I do if I have sleep apnea? 

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to various health complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, recurrent stroke, diabetes, and depression. Sleep apnea causes unnecessary stress on the body systems and organs. It causes the diaphragm and chest muscles work harder to open the obstructed airway and pull air into the lungs.  The disruption impacts the flow of oxygen to vital organs which has been linked to various health issues. 


At DME Healthcare Partners we understand the significant impact that sleep related issues can have on people’s lives.  We strive to offer innovative, reliable, and user-friendly products that effectively treat sleep apnea, ensuring our customers can enjoy restful and rejuvenating sleep.  

Our product lineup includes a wide variety of machines (APAP, BIPAP, CPAP), masks humidifiers, filters, and replacement parts.  Our team is dedicated to improving the quality of sleep and overall wellbeing for those suffering from sleep apnea. 


Products

AirSense 11

Combining enhanced digital health technology with effective therapy modes, AirSense™ 11 APAP and CPAP machines are designed to make starting sleep apnea therapy.

AirSense 10

AirSense™ 10 is the world’s most widely used series of CPAP and APAP machines, each designed to deliver high-quality therapy for a better night’s sleep.

AirCurve 10

AirCurve™ 10 bilevel machines include two pressure level settings: a higher pressure when you inhale, and a lower pressure that makes it easier to exhale.