Continuous Positive Airway Pressure CPAP
To treat obstructive sleep apnea, your healthcare provider may suggest an air pressure device known as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). CPAP is the most effective treatment used to treat obstructie sleep apnea. CPAP involves wearing a mask over the nose and sometimes over the mouth and nose. The flow generator creates a predetermined air pressure that prevents the tissues of the airway from collapsing, thereby keeping the airway open, preventing snoring, and sleep disruption. The CPAP device does not breathe for you, but rather allows for an adequate or maintained airway so that you are able to breathe. Learn more: