What is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
If you suffer from sleep apnea, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) may provide the relief you need. The CPAP treatment involves state-of-the-art technology that will use mild air pressure to keep your airways open that would otherwise collapse due to sleep apnea.
Benefits of CPAP
Those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea experience difficulty breathing, and CPAP technology is one of the most effective treatments available. Most patients who use CPAP will be able to keep their airways open while sleeping, which improves the quality of their sleep, and thus improving their energy and mood during the day, as well.
What to Expect with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
With continuous air gently blowing to keep airways open, patients who use CPAP can experience a restful sleep without waking up throughout the night. Here are the steps to how the CPAP technology works:
- A mask fits over the nose and mouth
- When inhaling, the CPAP machine gently blows air through a tube into the mask
- The air presses on the walls of the airways to keep them open
- When exhaling, the CPAP continues to gently blow air through the tube
- The air keeps the airways open, and also pushes exhaled air and carbon dioxide through holes in mask
Where Can Houston Residents Get CPAP Treatment?
While a CPAP treatment can be very effective, a trained physician who is familiar with the technology will assist a patient to properly use the device. Houston Sinus & Allergy’s Dr. Nguyen has over a decade of experience with sleep apnea and snoring treatments, and can help a patient maximize the benefits from CPAP technology. Since CPAP involves wearing a mask at night, the right equipment must be used to ensure effectiveness and comfort.