How does CPAP treatment work?
When you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the back of your throat and tongue block your airway while you sleep. This causes your organs to not receive the oxygen necessary to function and signals your brain to awaken you and reposition so that you can breathe properly. This can happen dozens of times a night, preventing you from getting restful sleep as well as causing serious health conditions and safety concerns due to constant fatigue.
CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) therapy works by providing positive air pressure via a mask and machine. This positive air pressure keeps your airway open and allows you to breathe more easily, reducing noisy snoring and protecting you from the health repercussions of untreated OSA.
The gold standard of OSA treatment, doctors recommend CPAP more than any other treatment option for OSA patients. Treatment is essential since untreated OSA can reduce your life expectancy by 10-15 years.
CPAP machines today are small and quiet. Various mask sizes ensure a better fit and more comfort than ever. Because you can adjust the airflow and humidity of the air, today’s technology keeps you comfortable by avoiding dry nasal passages and allowing you to ease into treatment.
If you have untreated OSA, grab your doctor’s referral and call Sleep! today. Our unique sleep treatment center provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options.