If you suffer from sleep apnea, then you can now use a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine to help you get a better night’s rest. Continue reading to learn more about how CPAP can help alleviate your symptoms and what some of the benefits are.
What is CPAP?
A CPAP machine is an oral device used to lessen the effects of sleep apnea. It’s usually recommended for people who often snore but don’t yet have the required medical condition, or those with respiratory disorders such as asthma or congestive heart failure. The CPAP machine has a mask that covers the patient’s face, plus an air pressure that keeps the patient’s airway clear.
When can I start using a CPAP device?
Generally, new uses for CPAP are considered for people who don’t have severe sleep apnea. However, if you have an active respiratory disorder such as asthma or congestive heart failure and are overweight, there may be some benefits to using a CPAP before you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. If you have ever been told that your snoring is excessive, or your work may be affected by your snoring and snoring partner, you may want to consider trying out a CPAP machine to see if it will help.
Advantages of CPAP
If the CPAP nasal mask and tubing don’t fit properly, you may have trouble falling asleep. A machine that is adjusted to the correct pressure helps provide a natural sleep pattern that may be more restful to your body.
Convenient for curling up in bed
You can use this cpap machine as it is more convenient than using a traditional mask. Your hair does not become entangled in the tube or mask, which can lead to discomfort and headaches. Plus, you can easily stay in bed by curling up at night without waking yourself or others with a regular sleep mask.