What is Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP)?




CPAP is the gold standard treatment for OSA. First introduced for the treatment of sleep Apnea in 1981, CPAP provides a steady stream of pressurized air to patients through a mask that they wear during sleep. This airflow keeps the airway open, preventing pauses in breathing and restoring normal oxygen levels. As the medical field advance, newer CPAP models are smaller, lighter and virtually silent. Patients can choose from numerous mask sizes and styles to achieve a good fit. Optional choice also includes of heated humidifiers that connect to CPAP units which contribute to patient’s optimal experience as well.