CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is a common and effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A facemask or nasal mask is worn during sleep to keep the airways open. The CPAP device works by providing positive air flow into the mouth or nasal passages and keeping the airways from collapsing. Patients who use a CPAP device for the treatment of sleep apnea find that they obtain a more restful sleep at night and have more energy during the day. Patients sometimes need to get accustomed to wearing a CPAP device at night.
Our Sleep Center can provide you with a CPAP device and adjust the settings of the machine for you. It is important to have a face mask or nose mask that fits well without leakage and has the proper air settings so it is comfortable to wear at night. Contact our office today to schedule your sleep study or if you already suffer from sleep apnea to obtain treatment with a CPAP device or discuss other treatment options.