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I can answer questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. With a focus on use of CPAP and BiPAP and their effects and benefits. I can help trouble shoot problems and make suggestions on how the make this a more pleasant experience.

Experience in the area

I have been in the respiratory field for 20 years with experience in the hospital, Sleep lab and home medical equipment industry. I also have been wearing a BiPAP mask myself for the past four years.Respiratory Care Pracitioner, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Pulmonary Function Technician Polysomnography Technician

What do you like about this subject?

Solving sleep issues improves the overall quality of life for the patient.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am interested in other health problems that have improved following the treatment of sleep apena.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Sleep Apena has been linked to many other health disorders including, kidney failure, diabetes, ulcers, acid reflux, and many more.

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Recent Answers from Michael Rush

2016-05-18 Central apnea:

That just means that she in not taking a breath for at least 10 seconds after she takes in a large breath. Central Apnea is neurological and there really is nothing you can do for it. If she is doing it

2015-07-22 5 hours on bipap:

Hi Christopher,      It is not that unusual to get less sleep with a CPAP/BiPAP machine because you should be getting a deeper than normal sleep. But that being said, the weight loss (Congrats) will change

2015-05-05 Which mask to use:

I wish I could help you, but without knowing what you are looking for I don't know what to say. If the mask you are using is working fine, I don't understand why you are looking to switch. Try the wisp

2014-11-26 Multiple issues occuring to my body:

Dear Ashis,       I'm sorry to hear about your problems. I would suggest getting a sleep study done for the daytime fatigue and the early morning tiredness.      Stars in front of your eyes is due to the

2014-10-14 Too much pressure?:

Without being there, I can only guess, but check all the connections, check the water chamber etc. If the problem continues call your medical equipment supplier to come and check it out. Also try a new


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