Persons, who are diagnosed to have sleep apnea, are usually doubtful that they may have the disorder, and often try their own options for treatment (not recommended).
One the most famous treatments for the sufferers of sleep apnea is CPAP therapy. This option of therapy makes use of a machine with an attached mask that will help a person to breathe in and out easier at the time of sleep so they will not be woken up by their throat closing off the air.
Details on how a CPAP machine operates is given below.
Basics of CPAP machine
The CPAP machine helps to decrease the strain in the throat, by increasing the air pressure to the airway that will prevent it from collapsing at the time of sleep.
The CPAP machine consists of three main parts, which are tubing, an air pump and the mask. The three most widely used CPAP masks are:
- Nasal pillow that consists of soft prongs, which fits properly to and up in the nose.
- And then a nasal mask/cushion that covers the whole nose area, but not the mouth.
- Then, the classic full-face mask that may make you feel like darth vader, but gets the job done!
The tube links the mask to the air pump. The function of the air pump is to pull the air from the room to add pressure.
This pressurized air blows from the tube to the mask and to the throat. This air pressure helps to keep the throat open at the time of sleep so that you can’t stop breathing like before.
In some cases you may need a bipap machine.
The possible problem with the CPAP machine
The masks should fit properly, securely, and comfortably in order for the machine to do the proper job.
Leaks in the mask can cause irritating noise, lack of airflow, humidity or dryness, and trouble in sleeping.
Other CPAP problems can also arise like water in the tubes, dryness of the throat and nose, and also irritation on the skin because of the mask.
To have the most success sleeping well, the CPAP machine must be used the right way by finding the correct pressure and the correct mask.
For many men and women, selections of the mask all comes down to the matter of ease and comfort. Some give preference to the nasal pillow but for some people, prongs irritate them.
Similarly, for some people the full face mask feels constricting whereas for some people the nasal mask may not offer enough coverage.
To select the correct mask takes some time. To decide the best option always talk with with your ENT doctor and the CPAP supplier.
Options for the treatment of sleep apnea
For many people, the CPAP machine is ideal for treating sleep apnea. Practically there is no waiting period, no surgery is required and the treatment works accurately.
Now days with technological advancement, the machines are simple to use and effective.
If not using as instructed, the CPAP machine can and will cause discomfort and sleep apnea cannot be treated.
Some users of CPAP machine are at a high risk for major health concerns that includes heart disease and also high blood pressure.
It is very important that you use the machine and masks properly. Your life depends on it! The correct treatment selection depends on YOU personally, which are different for everyone.
The basic causes of the snoring and the condition of sleep apnea varies from person to person.
There is not a single reason to be living with the risky health problems of disruptive sleep apnea or with snoring.
The technology of today makes it simple and easier for the people who snore or who suffer from sleep apnea by providing relief to their partner so BOTH of you can get nice, peaceful, and much needed rest.