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Updated: May 12, 2023


Today approximately 50-70 million people suffer from some type of sleep disorders. Lack of sleep is a known fact to increase risks of cold and flu. Your immune system is made of several types of cells and proteins. Studies show that a lack of sleep causes your T Cell count to go down which opens the door to cold and flu. A good night sleep with your CPAP / BIPAP machine is a great way to help battle sleep deprivation and also help battle any bacterial infections.

Sleep deprivation is linked to a lot more than bacterial infections, the common, cold, and flu. Another major risk in sleep deprived people is heart disease. This is caused by the rise of C-reactive protein which causes inflammation.

Not everyone needs the same amount of hours of sleep each night. Some people sleep better than others. Anything less than 7 hours of sleep per night is where the risk rises.

To ensure you are getting a great night’s sleep make sure you continue to follow Medical Guidelines and change your supplies on a regular basis. Not getting enough sleep while using dirty CPAP / BIPAP equipment could be a dangerous combination.

Nationwide Medical Inc. is a leader in sleep apnea support and CPAP/BiLevel machines and supplies. We have more than a decade of experience serving over 100,000 patients with 24/7 clinical support and are contracted with Medicare and most commercial insurance companies. You can reach us at or call 1-877-307-2727 (CPAP). Please also visit our cash pay site at

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