Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea

As a locally owned and operated leader in sleep therapy, NuCara Home Medical can offer you the personalized support you need to get a good night's sleep.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apena?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. It causes you to repeatedly stop and start breathing while you sleep.

There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep.

Left untreated, OSA can increase your risk of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.

Signs and symptoms of OSA include snoring, sleepiness, fatigue, morning headaches and waking up gasping are a few of the most common symptoms.

How do you Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

At NuCara Home Medical our sleep therapy clinicians are committed to helping you get a good night’s sleep, by providing you with individualized mask fittings. As well as, a customized CPAP/BiPAP setup and maintenance services. Some of the recommend treatments include:

  • CPAP

  • Bi-PAP

  • Auto-Pap

  • Bi-PAP ST

These devices provide airflow at prescribed pressures during sleep and help maintain open airways. These therapies not only increase energy levels and alertness, but will provide you with the enhanced lifestyle you desire.

Introducing NuCara Home Medical’s Dedicated Local CPAP Resupply Team

Our CPAP Resupply Team has been created to help you connect with our sleep therapy staff in a live personalized fashion. They help you remember to fill your supplies regularly, as it is important to maintaining your health with a good night's sleep – we make it easy for you!

Recommended Replacement Schedule for CPAP Supplies

Once Monthly

  • Full-face mask cushions
  • Two Disposable Filters
  • Two Nasal Cushions or Nasal Pillows

Every 3 Months

  • Mask frame
  • Tubing

Every 6 Months

  • Headgear & Chin Straps
  • Humidifier water chamber
  • Pollen Filters

**The frequency of your supply replacement schedule will be dictated by your insurance plan, and may differ from the schedule provided. It is important to check with your plan to determine coverage.

** A new prescription is needed yearly for replacement supplies.

Refill Your CPAP Supplies

Locations Offered




Des Moines