CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is the most common and effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
How does CPAP work?
The CPAP machine opens your upper airway using gentle air pressure, allowing you to breathe without interruption while you sleep. The amount of pressure supplied will be determined specifically for you with the help of our experienced staff.
This air pressure is delivered through a mask that surrounds your nose, mouth or both. There are many different styles of masks to choose from. The Riverside Sleep Disorder Institute staff is familiar with many masks and will help you select one that you’ll be most comfortable sleeping in.
Why use CPAP?
You should use your CPAP every time you sleep. You will notice an immediate difference, and if you continue treatment, will have an improved quality of life. Untreated sleep apnea can cause:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Irregular heartbeat