November 3, 2016 @ 12:11 AM
If you are viewing this, you are probably concerned that you, or your bed-partner, may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, so you are doing a little introductory research on treatment options. You may have heard a little about continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, but are still confused as to what it is or how it works.
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that utilizes mild air pressure to keep the airways open. Typically, CPAP is used by people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea.
CPAP also may be applied to treat preterm infants whose lungs have not completely developed. For instance, doctors may use CPAP to treat infants who have respiratory...Read More