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Common Portable Oxygen and CPAP Equipment Myths

Did you know that sleep apnea can lead to oxygen desaturation while sleeping and cause restless nights? In such a situation, oxygen and CPAP equipment are recommended by doctors as it allows one to breathe without any interruption. However, many people are still reluctant to use it.


We have listed a few myths and some information below to hopefully ease your mind.

"Oxygen Equipment Is Complicated To Use"

It is normal to initially feel overwhelmed when you try to use a new device or a gadget. However, that is not the case, as oxygen equipment is simple and easy to understand. They have a proper screen display, settings, and an icon showing the remaining battery life. The good news is that you can even connect oxygen equipment to your smartphone and view all the information.


"Oxygen Equipment Does Not Work At High Altitude"

You might have never thought of this, but did you know that the higher your altitude, the worse your oxygen levels become as the air becomes thinner? At such a time, it is more important than ever to have oxygen equipment you can rely on. Contrary to popular belief, oxygen equipment works fine at a higher altitude, so you don't need to worry.


"All CPAP Machines Are The Same"

Many people have this misconception that they can use any CPAP machine they want, while every model comes with different features. These features can make the use much more comfortable according to the required treatment. CPAP machines also come with different types and sizes of masks for all users.


"Weight Loss Will Help You Get Rid Of Sleep Apnea"

While being overweight is a factor that contributes to some sleep apnea, losing weight alone cannot help you get rid of it. Many people with a normal BMI suffer from sleep apnea, meaning your weight and size does not always matter. Sleep apnea can happen due to family history, smoking, being older, having a narrowed airway, and a thicker neck. There are different type of apneas and weight loss will not cure them all.




"They Are Dangerous to Use"

Since oxygen concentrators take surrounding room air and filter out gases like nitrogen and argon, they don’t hold any compressed oxygen. The oxygen simply passes through the device and into the nasal cannula where it is inspired by the oxygen patient. Oxygen tanks and liquid oxygen tanks work differently because they actually hold oxygen within the unit. Portabel Oxygen Concentrators and CPAP’s are very safe to use under the direction of your physician.


Hopefully this answered a few concerns and questions. If you have any other concerns please contact us.

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