What is CPAP?
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the ‘gold standard’ treatment for sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder characterised by a collapsing of the upper airways during sleep resulting in abnormal pauses in breathing. CPAP treats sleep apnoea by providing a gentle flow of positive air pressure into the airway to keep the airway open while you sleep. Treating the apnoea will help to consolidate your sleep cycle, resulting in a more restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep.
How Does CPAP Work?
There are three basic parts to the equipment: the CPAPmachine, a mask, and a tube to link the two together. The CPAP takes air from the room and delivers it through the mask into your upper airway. The air acts like a splint to hold your airway open so that you can breathe more normally. The machine is very quiet and because it prevents the upper airway from collapsing- you will be too! No longer will you wake your partner with your snoring.