There are a few possible causes of sleep apnea, and anyone who experiences chronic sleep apnea symptoms should consider purchasing a CPAP device. Even partial obstruction of your airways can lead to severe negative changes in your quality of life.
When Physicians diagnose you with sleep apnea, they generally start with the broadest treatment possible. This is the Nasal CPAP therapy, which works for 80%+ of sleep apnea patients who suffer from obstructions.
There are three different iterations of the traditional CPAP mask. They only differ in how they use air pressure to assist your breathing while you sleep.
● CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure): For people who need the same pressure when they inhale as when they exhale.
● BiPAP (Bi-positive Positive Airway Pressure): For people who require different pressure for inhaling than exhaling.
● APAP (Automatic Positive Airway Pressure): For people who have increased apnea events during REM sleep and those who toss and turn at night.