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CPAP Sleep Apnea Therapy

Continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP, is used to treat medium to severe sleep apnea. CPAP Therapy consists of a mask that utilizes an air compressor to force air into the airway – keeping it open and helping the patient breathe easily and continuously throughout the entire course of the night.

As today’s most widely utilized treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, the CPAP mask is easy to use and is simply placed over the patient’s nose and/or mouth during sleep. Once the air compressor goes to work, air is pushed through the patient’s nose and into the airway to prevent the passage from collapsing. This non-surgical treatment option has proven to be effective and allows obstructive sleep apnea sufferers to get a better night’s sleep and experience a more energetic day. Additional benefits of CPAP Therapy can include lowering a patient’s risk for certain health issues such as heart failure and high blood pressure.

Remember, the first step to getting help for obstructive sleep apnea is to undergo an overnight sleep study that will determine the severity of your condition. This will provide an experienced and specially trained sleep physician with the necessary data to recommend therapy options that can get you on your way to a better night’s sleep.