Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are one of the best ways to prevent airway collapse associated with sleep apnea. Available from sleep specialists, Dennis Keller, MD, and Madhu Gundavaram, MD, and Amanda Law, CNP at Northwest Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, a CPAP machine can help you get the sleep you need to feel rested and alert every morning. Located in Algonquin, Illinois, the team evaluates your sleep apnea symptoms and helps you find the best, most comfortable CPAP machine for your needs. To schedule a visit, call or book online today.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are the most common type of medical device for pulmonary therapy that can be used while you’re sleeping. A CPAP machine sends continuous airflow through your mouth into your lungs while you sleep so you can avoid spontaneous pauses in breathing associated with sleep apnea.
With advances in technology, CPAP machines have become smaller and easier to use so you can enjoy more restful sleep without the worry of sleep apnea causing you to stop breathing. The benefits of CPAP machines for sleep apnea include:
Many small, portable CPAP machines are available for travel as well, so you can continue your therapy away from home without the hassle of transporting a large, bulky machine.
CPAP devices have a number of components that connect to the body of the device to allow access to consistent air flow while you sleep. The components of a CPAP device include:
The body of the machine has different control settings to allow the correct amount of airflow for your needs. The team helps you choose the right setting based on your condition.
Thin, flexible tubing passes the air from your therapy machine to a mask or other form of headgear for use while you sleep. The tubing also contains air filters so you’re always breathing clean air.
Different types of masks and headgear are available with cushioning for maximum comfort while you sleep.
When the CPAP machine is turned on, it creates gentle air pressure that flows through the tubing into your lungs via your nose and mouth. This air pressure helps to prevent your air passages from collapsing during your sleep, which is the cause of sleep apnea. The tubing is flexible so you can move and sleep in different positions where you’re most comfortable.
To find out which CPAP machine is right for you, schedule a consultation online or by phone at Northwest Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.