What is a CPAP Machine?


A CPAP machine can be recommended to patients with severe OSA. It is a device that they can use at home. The upper airway of a person with OSA becomes narrow which results in a decrease in oxygen in the blood, difficulty in breathing, snoring and discomfort during sleep. The CPAP machine reverses the situation by providing compressed air through the nose or mouth by using a mask with hose as a device.

The CPAP machine’s main objective is to get rid of obstructions that may hinder normal breathing. When it has done so, OSA and hypopneas can effectively be reduced.

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