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CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. CPAP typically is used by people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea, or COPD.
In sleep apnea, your airway collapses and is partially blocked during sleep. When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past this blockage causes loud snoring and keeps you from reaching REM state sleep, which is when you actually rest. The mild pressure from CPAP prevents your airway from collapsing or becoming blocked, and allows you to keep breathing without struggling to get air. This allows you to fully rest and feel refreshed in the morning.
CPAP treatment uses the following three parts:
- A mask that fits over your nose or nose and mouth with straps to hold it in place.
- A machine that generates the air pressure using a motor that blows air into the tube.
- A hose that connects the mask to the CPAP machine.
All CPAP machines include filters to remove dust and particulate matter from the air delivered through the breathing mask. They may also have other features, like heated humidifiers and heated hoses to warm the air you are breathing. CPAP machines are small, lightweight, and quiet; they take up little room on your bedside table. Some of the very newest CPAP machines are as small as your hand, and are battery powered. The noise that CPAP machines make is soft and rhythmic, and unlikely to disturb anyone else in the room.
There are several different types of CPAP machines; in addition to the basic constant pressure CPAP, there are BIPAP (bilevel) machines that provide higher pressure for breathing in than for breathing out, and APAP (automatic positive airway pressure) machines that vary the pressure as needed.
Your doctor will work with you to make sure the machine and mask you use work for you, and the pressure settings that he or she prescribes for your CPAP machine are correct. He or she may recommend an overnight sleep study to find the correct settings for you. Your doctor will want to make sure the air pressure from the machine is just enough to keep your airway open while you sleep.
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