CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy is a highly effective treatment for certain sleep disorders, especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Frequently asked questions

How does CPAP Work?

You wear a comfortable mask over your nose or both your nose and mouth while you sleep.

A CPAP machine gently delivers a steady stream of air pressure through the mask.

This continuous flow of air acts like a “splint” or cushion, preventing your airway from collapsing or becoming blocked.

Why is CPAP Important?

CPAP therapy keeps your airway open, ensuring uninterrupted breathing during sleep.

It significantly reduces or eliminates common sleep apnea symptoms like loud snoring, choking, and gasping for breath.

By promoting continuous airflow, CPAP therapy helps you achieve deeper, more restful sleep.

What are the Benefits of CPAP?

Improved Sleep Quality:

CPAP therapy helps you achieve deeper and more restful sleep.

It reduces nighttime awakenings, allowing you to stay asleep longer.

Reduced Daytime Sleepiness:

Better sleep leads to increased daytime alertness and improved concentration.

You’ll feel more awake and less fatigued during the day.

Enhanced Mood:

Quality sleep contributes to better emotional well-being and reduced irritability.

CPAP therapy can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Health Benefits:

CPAP reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems associated with sleep apnea, like high blood pressure and heart disease.

It can also lower the risk of strokes and diabetes.

Decreased Loud Snoring:

CPAP therapy often eliminates or significantly reduces snoring, benefiting both you and your bed partner.

Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention:

CPAP can help you become a safer driver by reducing your daytime sleepiness. Untreated sleep apnea makes you more likely to be involved in a deadly crash.

Many people with sleep apnea have a hard time staying awake and concentrating while driving.

Increased Energy, Better Focus, and Productivity:

With improved sleep, you’ll have more energy for daily activities and hobbies.

CPAP therapy enhances cognitive function, making it easier to stay on task and be productive.

Weight Management:

Quality sleep contributes to better weight control by regulating hormones that affect appetite.

Enhanced Relationships:

Reduced snoring and improved sleep can lead to better relationships with bed partners.

Lower Medical Expenses:

By improving your health, CPAP therapy may reduce your overall medical expenses. Sleep apnea can lead to more health problems and more doctors’ visits.

Treatment for serious health risks linked to sleep apnea such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be costly.

What are the side effects of CPAP?

CPAP therapy has relatively minor side effects. Most of these problems can be fixed through simple adjustments.

-Strap marks or skin sores

-Dry nose and sore throat

-Nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing

Where do I start?

Contact us for a sleep evaluation and diagnosis with a sleep study.

If diagnosed with sleep apnea, your provider will determine the right CPAP settings for you.

You’ll receive a CPAP machine and mask, along with guidance on how to use and maintain the equipment.

CPAP therapy can be life-changing for individuals with sleep apnea, leading to improved sleep, better health, and increased daytime vitality.