What is CPAP?

CPAP (pronounced “see-PAP”) stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.  It works by inflating your airway with room air pressure while you sleep.  CPAP prevents all airway blockages and is considered the “gold standard” in sleep apnea treatment due to its level of safety and effectiveness. CPAP is the clear treatment of choice for Severe Sleep Apnea patients.  Patients who are mild / moderate may be appropriate for oral appliance therapy.

CPAP sits on your bedside table, like an alarm clock,  gently blowing humidified room air into a tube and small mask that you wear at night.

Benefits of CPAP Use:

  • Regular restful sleep
  • Increased energy during the day
  • Better mood
  • Improved daytime productivity
  • Positive response from your partner

Typical CPAP Patient Protocol

Adjusting to CPAP can be challenging.

Step One – Education and Consultation

A CPAP providers health care team will help you understand:

  • What CPAP is, how it works, and why nightly usage is so important
  • Whether CPAP is the most appropriate option for you

Step Two – CPAP Trial

Step Three – Long-term Support and Follow-up

CPAP is for most patients a lifelong therapy.

For appropriate patients our professional staff will assist you to access therapy in your local area.
Read about alternative snoring and sleep apnea treatment options.