PAP

Top 10 Most Common Questions about CPAP Therapy
What is CPAP Therapy and who needs it?

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy utilizes a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to breathe more easily during sleep by providing pressure to keep the airway open.

There are usually three types of masks you can choose from:

Full-face CPAP mask which covers the nose and the mouth
Nasal mask which only covers the nose
Nasal pillow which inserts a small prong inside the nose

If you are experiencing pauses in breathing multiple times during your sleep at night, you should consult your doctor about obstructive sleep apnea. OSA causes long pauses in breathing during sleep due to the obstructions in your airway, and CPAP therapy is by far the most effective and most popular non-surgical treatment for OSA.

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