Thursday, February 7, 2013

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)


(CPAP) Continuous positive airway pressure is the use of continuous positive pressure to maintain a continuous level of positive airway pressure. It is functionally similar to positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), except that PEEP is an applied pressure against exhalation and CPAP is a pressure applied by a constant flow.

CPAP typically is used by people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea. This device is a mask that fits the nose and mouth with the help of the strap to keep it in place while your wearing it during sleep time. It has a tube that connects to the machine motor that blows the air into a tube going to your nose and mouth. Other CPAP device have upgrade features like heated humidifiers like CPAP REMstar Pro. CPAP machines are small and lightweight with a soft and rhythmic sounds.

How Does CPAP Therapy Works

The air is being push by the machine passing through the tube that goes to your mouth and nose. When the air enters the nose it goes down to the throat, then slight pressure keeps the upper airway open. Although some people will need few more nights to get into sensation of positive airflow the low air pressure does not interfere with the way they breathe.

Different types of CPAP:


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