Sleep Apnea Made Easy With Breathing Machine


Breathing machines can make life easier for those with sleep apnea. Doctors suggest CPAP machine for a peaceful sleep. Many people are worried about the noisy machine buzzing all night with tubes and mask all over. Speaking on this Dr. David Rapoport, MD, Director NYU Sleep Disorder Center says that patients are being educated on the breathing machines and those who try it are appreciative of it. Though, there is no denying the fact that some hurdles do occur in the beginning but this should not stop from opting for CPAP.

Understanding the gear can help improve the experience. People with sleep apnea could stop breathing while in sleep up to 30 times or even more in an hour when the airways get blocked. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) pushes air ensuring it is kept open. The machine comes with a pump control, a tube carrying air to the patient from the machine. The mask is used to cover the mouth and the nose.

There are three types of breathing machines, the nasal mask on the face, nasal pillow mask under the nose and a full mask over the nose and the mouth. Among these, you have the full face mask that can be pulled over the eye and a nose mask supported by prongs that move right into the nose. The CPAP is uncomplicated and will do its job without any hindrance as long as the tube is in its place.

Among the different types given above, it is for the patient to find out which type is suitable for their face type. Not every type will be comfortable for everyone. You can find out through trial and error methods which trap holds to its position, before making an investment on the CPAP. There is evidential proof that CPAP can improve the quality of life in a person suffering from Sleep Apnea. After using the device their mood is improved, their work performance is enhanced and they fall less sleepy. Though, there is no proof that the treatment can reduce cardiovascular events.

The Future Of Handwriting


Handwriting classes have become the thing of the past. Finland has removed it from their national curriculum and the American states giving no importance in their educational system, it is now restricted to the officials alone. Writing has almost become obsolete with the fingers taking its place with typing and swiping replacing writing. Experts opine that cursive writing is crucial for cognitive development particularly when it comes to memory. We will speak to Clive Thompson on the importance of writing. We will look beyond type and text.

Clive Thompson explains when you should take to hand and when the keyboard. Clive says that handwriting is suitable for meetings, brainstorming sessions, lectures and scribbling. Typing is apt for people working on articles. Good typing speed means better your ideas. Clive calls this transcription fluency. The faster your finger moves the better your ideas are a showcase. Increasing the typing speed can improve your thoughts.

On the contrary, when writing, the goal is not to think faster but write faster. There are some writers like Lynda Barry who writes her novels with a paintbrush. The goal of the writer is not to think but to dream so that there is no scope for editing. While writing the first draft there was a need to slow down just to distract a paintbrush with Tuscan watercolor was used to paint the manuscript over a legal paper. This is just to focus on calligraphic writing instead of crafting sentences beautifully. The idea here is as long as the sentences are beautiful the remaining aspects will automatically fall in its place.

Clive Thompson has written a book on handwriting, be sure to check it out. The book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better is a must read for those who want to know about the future of handwriting.