CPAP is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep your breathing airways open. CPAP is mainly used by peoples who have breathing problems like Sleep Apnea. CPAP also may also be used in the treatment of preterm infants whose lungs have not fully developed. For example, doctors may use CPAP to treat infants who have respiratory distress syndrome or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. CPAP is one of the best treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea is a familial disorder that causes a gap in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. As a result, not sufficient air reaches to the lungs. In Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), your airway gets collapsed or get blocked during sleep. When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can generate noisy snoring. Your snoring may result in other people wake in the house.
- Keep your airway open while you sleep
- Improve snoring so others in your household can sleep
- Improve your quality of sleep
- Relieve sleep apnea symptoms, such as excessive daytime sleepiness
- Decrease or prevent high blood pressure