Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard and the most effective treatment option for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). CPAP devices deliver a continuous flow of air to the upper airway through a mask that the patient wears over their nose and/or mouth during sleep. The air pressure created by the CPAP machine keeps the airway open and prevents it from collapsing during sleep.
CPAP is the best option for treating Sleep Apnea and does not involve surgery or drugs. Most patients experience immediate relief of their Sleep Apnea symptoms, although it takes weeks or even months for complete recovery in severe cases.
Patients who choose to use CPAP therapy can expect the following benefits:
- Improved sleep quality
- Reduced morning headaches
- Increased level of alertness
- Improved memory
- Reduced daytime sleepiness
- Improved mood/attitude
- Reduced likelihood of automobile accidents
- Decreased blood pressure
- Improved libido
- Reduced cardiovascular abnormalities (for people with congestive heart failure)
It is worth remembering, however, that CPAP is only a treatment, not a cure, so its benefits are only experienced as long as CPAP is used every time you sleep. Sleeping without CPAP will cause the symptoms of Sleep Apnea to return.
Here are some resources to help you adapt to CPAP therapy so you can finally get the quality sleep you've been missing and wake up refreshed every morning!
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
- Reduce the risk of stroke, heart and blood pressure problems
- Decrease blood glucose levels by decreasing insulin resistance
- Reduce feelings of daytime fatigue and sleepiness
- Decrease oxidative stress and inflammation in the body
- Improve the patient and their bed partners quality of life