Know about CPAP

Know about CPAP

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you have likely been introduced to at least one of the possible treatment options. The most common (and effective) therapy is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

The standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is the use of a machine that provides support to keep your airway open while you are asleep. This can be accomplished with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

In CPAP, a constant flow of pressurized room air is provided via a face mask. There are also portable travel CPAP devices available.

How does CPAP work to treat sleep apnea and what pressure is needed? The pressure setting of this airflow is often determined by a doctor based on your needs. This may be evaluated as part of a sleep study or can be estimated based on your risk factors, such as your anatomy and weight.

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