Sleep Apnea and Snoring: The CPAP Machine

The first solution recommended by doctors for the condition of sleep apnea is the CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Air Pressure). The CPAP consists of a plastic hose from an air pump, feeding air under pressure into the nose through a mask fitted onto the face, so the tongue can’t fall back into the throat and the throat muscles don’t collapse. The wearer is forced to breathe through the nose as air is swallowed when the mouth opens. Nose breathing is leads to less snoring and apnea events.

In other words, CPAP machines blow air at a high enough pressure to keep your airway open while you sleep and your muscles are relaxed bipap machine. Rubber straps around your head hold the mask in place to stop air leaking out around your face. The straps need to be tight enough to hold the mask in place but loose enough to be comfortable.

CPAP machines represent a non-invasive medical solution to deficient breathing at night. Sleep apnea machines are not a cure for sleep apnea, but appliances which help keep it under control, preventing the deterioration of the your health.

The use of sleep apnea machines drastically improves the quality of your sleep, by reducing the number of times you wake up choking and gasping. You can actually sleep for seven or eight hours completely undisturbed when wearing the mask. Getting used to using sleep apnea machines can be difficult particularly during the first few days of use, but this situation is quite understandable since sleeping with a mask and straps around the head is awkward.

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