Small CPAP, Big Therapy! Travel with the AirMini CPAP machine

Small CPAP, Big Therapy! Travel with the AirMini CPAP machine

Summer is in full swing and vacation time is perfect for catching up on some well-deserved sleep. When traveling, we recommend taking your CPAP machine with you so you can get the best rest during your trip. We know that some patients are hesitant to bring their CPAP because it adds one more bag for them to carry. This is perfectly understandable since the bag can be bulky and the machine itself can weigh a bit.  Fortunately, travel CPAP machines were created to solve this problem. It can reduce the luggage without sacrificing your therapy! ResMed has recently released their own travel CPAP called the AirMini, and it certainly lives up to its name. The AirMini is perfect for the frequent traveler. It’s very light and compact, and provides the same therapy options as a regular CPAP! See below for more information: It weighs 0.66lbs (300 grams) 30 decibels whereas the S10 is 28 decibels Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.3 x 2.0 inches (It fits in your hand! ) It has all 3 therapy modes built in – CPAP, AUTO, AUTO For Her (4-20CMH20 range of pressures) Air Mini has all the comfort features you are used to in a CPAP – EPR, RAMP, Response works specifically with a P10, N20 and F20 because of the new ActiveAir vent and built in HME AirMini has built in Bluetooth and works with the AirMini APP (available on the APP store and Google Play) that is how you will access the patient menu allows access to a range of adjustable comfort settings and your nightly score that tells you how well you slept. Traveling with your CPAP...
Spring is here! And so is… Allergy Season?

Spring is here! And so is… Allergy Season?

It’s the first day of Spring! Can you believe it? We’ve had a very interesting winter here in BC and we’re ready for warmer temperatures and what? Oh yes, sunshine! With warmer temperatures and blooming flora and fauna, there will be an increase in pollen floating around. Yes, Spring is also the dreaded allergy season for many! During this time of year, we hear many patients saying that they have difficulty using their CPAP machines due to nasal congestion. Here are some helpful tips straight from our lovely staff to help you survive allergy season: Check and clean out/replace your filters (both CPAP and mask, if applicable) Machines are equipped with filters to make sure that pollen and dust are filtered out of the air that is produced by your CPAP. Clean filters helps avoid respiratory infections caused by dirt in the air. Wash your mask: Make sure to clean your mask on a regular basis to avoid dirt and buildup If you don’t have time to soak your mask, you can use wipes for a quick clean! Wipe your machine: Dust can accumulate on your CPAP. Wipe your machine regularly to remove dust buildup Adjust tube temperature & humidity (as needed): Patients suffering from allergies can adjust their tube temperature and humidity to get more moisture. Dryness can make allergies worse and make the CPAP uncomfortable to use.   Refer to your machine’s user manual for instructions or go to the following links: http://bit.ly/2mGzawj   (Philips Respironics Machines) http://bit.ly/2nBAwgQ (ResMed Machines) Keep your nasal passage clear by using  Decongestants  Neti Pots  Nasal Sprays  Nasal Steroids: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000404.htm *Make sure to consult...
Let’s get social!

Let’s get social!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Now there are more ways to connect with us. Check us out on social media for recent sleep apnea, CPAP and Coastal Sleep updates! Do you have questions about sleep apnea or CPAP? Send us a message and we’d be happy to help.   ...
We’re Expanding!

We’re Expanding!

We are happy to announce…..no not a baby but a lovely new office on the sunny shores of White Rock!!!  This location will be up and running by the end of May.  Our new location is : Unit 90-1959 152nd St. South Surrey V4A 9E3   Phone: 604-385-1200 Location Map...
Coastal is going Green!

Coastal is going Green!

Coastal Sleep is committed to reducing our footprint.  All of our products come in and produce a lot of packaging waste!  We as a staff are committed to sorting and recycling whatever we can to reduce this.   We also ensure broken machines are recycled appropriately rather than adding them to the land...
2015/2016 Newsletter Available!

2015/2016 Newsletter Available!

We’re proud to release our 2015/2016 Coastal Sleep Newsletter. Here’s somethings you can expect to find within: A spotlight of our latest masks and machines Top tips on how to get your best night’s sleep An infographic of how sleep apnea can negatively affect your body Download Newsletter You can also call us for a paper copy of our newsletter at...

Sleep Apnea Devices

There are a number of devices that can be used to help treat your sleep apnea. Choosing the right device depends on the type and severity of your sleep apnea. You should consult with your sleep specialist to help assess which device will be right for you. CPAP Machines Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machines are devices that help anyone who has obstructive sleep apnea to breathe without difficulty while sleeping. The machine works to create a positive air pressure in your throat so when you breath in, your airway does not collapse. This is the most common and preferred treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. What to Expect using CPAP machines CPAP machines have been shown to reduce daytime sleepiness and lower blood pressure in those with moderate to severe sleep apnea. Some patients have reported dry nose and throat while using this treatment. You may also experience some gastric bloating or irritation of the skin on your face. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your CPAP machine may not be properly set up and you need to consult your doctor or one of our sleep experts. Coastal Sleep has an array of CPAP machines to help with your sleep apnea. Please see our Product Pages to find the best fit for you. Sleep Apnea Masks Sleep masks are used with CPAP machines to deliver consistent and continuous airway pressure while you sleep. There are many different types of masks available that vary in size, shape, and style. Picking a mask to work for You Everyone has a different face shape and needs so you may...