Sleep apnea is a deceiving sleep disorder. This disorder may cause frequent silences during sleep. It also results in choking or gasping, loud snoring, sudden awakenings, and daytime sleepiness. The breaks in breathing cause the frequent silences during the sleep. Sleep apnea can be a life threatening disease condition if not treated properly. Sleep apnea treatment methods include lifestyle changes, CPAP machines, mouthpieces, facemasks, nasal masks, or sometimes surgery.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are a category of breathing device used for sleep apnea treatment in adults. These breathing devices are for patients suffering from moderate sleep apnea. CPAP machines help in restoring regular breathing during the sleep and also relieve snoring and daytime sleepiness.
Sleep apnea is of two types. They are obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA). Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea in which the airflow in the nose and mouth is stopped due to the breathing obstruction. Primary causes of obstructive sleep apnea are over weight, nasal congestion, and large tonsils. CSA occurs due to abnormality in the central nervous system. The delay in the transmission from brain results in central sleep apnea. It may also be caused by injury in the brain stem.
CPAP machines are widely used to deliver pressurized air to help people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, who usually experience collapse of their air passage during the sleep. There are two types of CPAP machines. They are Nasal CPAP and Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP). During both inspiration and expiration, the airway pressure delivered into the upper airway is continuous in Nasal CPAP machines.
BiPAp machines differ from Nasal CPAP machines. In BiPAP machines the pressure during the expiration can be adjusted separately from the pressure delivered during the inspiration. These breathing devices are commonly used to treat sleep apnea in children. Children, who are suffering from sleep apnea due to collapsible airways, small lung volumes, or muscle weakness, should feel better after using BiPAp machines.
The CPAP machines pumps air under pressure. This pressured air is delivered usually through snugly fitting mask over the nose. Certain CPAP designs have masks, which may also cover the mouth and parts of your face. There are headbands or tapes to hold them securely in place. CPAP machines are now available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Portable CPAP machines are also available. This will be easy for you to carry wherever you go. Small compact machines are available with rechargeable battery packs and chargers. Today CPAP machines are widely used across intensive care units as a form of ventilation.
CPAP Clinic in Toronto supplies CPAP machines from leading manufacturers. Our product range includes Auto-CPAP (APAP) machines, CPAP basic machines, and Compact CPAP for travel. We also offer nasal pillows, nasal triangular masks, and full-face masks to treat sleep apnea in different types of people.
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