What Is The Most Common Treatment For Sleep Apnea?
A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine, otherwise known as a CPAP machine, is the most common and effective device used for the treatment of sleep apnea that is available today. It is a small and portable “box” that quietly compresses and releases air into a person’s nose or mouth while they sleep to prevent sleep apnea. This device can drastically improve the quality of your sleep and that of your bed partner as well!
The basic CPAP machine has a pump that controls the airflow, a tube that carries the air from the machine to you, and a mask that goes over your mouth, nose, or both. There are three types of masks today that are the most common:
- A nasal mask that goes over your nose
- A “nasal pillow mask” that fits under your nose
- A full mask, which covers your mouth and nose
For most people, CPAP machines are the best way to treat obstructive sleep apnea. You need to find out for yourself if, by using a CPAP machine, you’re better off with one than without it.
If you think you’re ready to purchase a CPAP machine, proceed to this link which will provide you with a list of CPAP manufacturers. From there you will be able to look at specific brands for purchase.