The Great Underground Disorder

Many of us take a good night’s sleep for granted. We sleep peacefully through the night blissfully unaware that up to 10% of the adult population has their sleep disrupted by repeated episodes of upper airway collapse, otherwise known as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA.

It is approximated that over 20 million individuals in the United States alone struggle with OSA and also even worse still, approximately 90% of those are un-diagnosed. If you, a friend or family member has been diagnosed with OSA, you are not alone, However, you are well on your way to leading a better lifestyle.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common and effective treatment for OSA. It involves applying a gentle air pressure to the airway through either the nose, mouth or both the nose and mouth. This pressure keeps the upper airway continuously open allowing the user to breathe while sleeping, and in doing so provides a good night’s sleep. This therapy has been used to treat OSA sufferers successfully for over 20 years!

The Vigor8™ Lifestyle Program brought to you by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, is a helpful educational resource and web-tool for those who live with OSA and those who support and care for them. is the home of a comprehensive collection of support materials and tools for living and sleeping well. Visit the site to learn more.

Fisher & Paykel offers a wonderful line of products that offer advanced data reporting features for your CPAP therapy such as the Fisher and Paykel ICON Premo CPAP Machine With Smartstick Efficacy Data available from Breathe Easy CPAP.

Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories. Best of all you can order the Fisher and Paykel online from the comfort of your home or the go via your mobile.