What is CPAP?
A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine filters room air and delivers it into your airway at a prescribed pressure to treat sleep apnea. Most CPAP machines have a heated humidifier that delivers moisture into the airway to prevent dry mouth. CPAP machines will gradually increase the amount of air pressure so that it is easier to tolerate. If your doctor wants you to have a different type of CPAP machine, you may be looking for a VPAP (ResMed) or BIPAP machine (Respironics). These are similar to the CPAP, but provide an adjustable or variable air pressure.
We carry most styles and brands of CPAP nasal masks and CPAP headgear at Americare Respiratory Services, as well as replacement parts and accessories.
Sleep apnea is a common condition that causes you to suddenly stop breathing while you are asleep. You may wake up startled or gasping for air or you may not wake up at all. What happens is the airway collapses, thus preventing air flow from your mouth to your lungs. With the use of a PAP device, your airway is forced open all night long with gentle air pressure. Although it may take some time to get used to breathing with a CPAP machine at night, it is life-saving device for anyone with obstructive sleep apnea (OCS). Modern designs have made PAP devices more comfortable and tolerable than ever before.
Use our sleep symptom checker to see if you might have a sleep disorder, and learn more about CPAP treatments.
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