How Does CPAP Therapy Work?


The most common treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP, pronounced "see-PAP"). Other less common treatments include surgery and oral appliances, which may be effective in certain individuals.

CPAP treats OSA by providing a gentle flow of positive-pressure air through a mask to splint the airway open during sleep. Breathing becomes regular, snoring stops and restful sleep is restored. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious, potentially life-altering health issue that may lead to life threatening conditions, but it is easily identified and effectively treated.

Benefits of sleep disorder treatment:

Restful sleep
Less daytime drowsiness
Increased energy
Improved memory
Improved quality of life/ work performance
Improved blood pressure control/ oxygenation during sleep
Others as reviewed by your physician

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Normal Breathing

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP Therapy

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