Do you suffer from sleep apnea syndrome? There are 3 types of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) that any and every one can fall prey to unknowingly. The causes of sleep apnea are plenty in number and quite common nowadays. Are you suffering from sleep apnea? Do you have all the symptoms in you? If yes, then, it is time for you to seek therapy and treatment to get your life back on track. One of the most popular and guaranteed therapy methods for sleep apnea is CPAP therapy. Here is all you have to know about it:
What is CPAP Therapy?
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and it is a machine designed to better your breathing. Its sole purpose is to provide your throat with a consistent and steady flow of airway pressure. That in return ensures that your airways stay open and sufficient oxygen reaches your brain throughout your sleep. In this way your sleep will be more beneficial and befitting to you.
The CPAP motor is a small compressor that sucks the air around you and pressurises it to an amount just right to keep out any obstructions from your airway. No worries, the motor has a built in filter that seals out the impurities from the air. Some of these models come with a humidifier as well to help you avoid dry-mouth-syndrome. It works without any sound and you can hardly hear it during the night. It is quieter than a whisper.
The hose is part of the CPAP mechanism and it delivers the pressured air from the motor to the sleeper. They can extend to 6 feet in length depending on where you would like to install the motor. Depending on the machine you use, the diameter of the hose will vary.
The most import ant part of the treatment is the mask you fix on your face. There are three types of masks to suit the needs and sizes of different patients: Full face masks, nasal masks, and nasal pillows. There are different ways for you to utilise this treatment but if you are serious and are trying to find one mask that fits you perfectly; seek the assistance of a professional. It will also help you greatly when you come to set up your very own CPAP system.