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CPAP Therapy: Is it Effective for Sleep Apnea?

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 12:43 AM

People suffering from the sleep disorder of sleep apnea usually undergo CPAP therapy. Many people claim it works really well. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the victim suffers from repeated interruption of breathing during sleep, with symptoms such as loud snoring. Continuous pressure airways pressure therapy is an effective treatment for sleep apnea. Continuous pressure airways pressure therapy uses a CPAP machine to continuously maintain air pressure in the airways of the patient while the patient sleeps. This works to counter the sleep disorder or difficulty in breathing. A CPAP machine has a pump connected to a mask to provide positive airflow into the air cavity of the sleep apnea patient’s nasal passage. CPAP treatment works to greatly reduce symptoms of snoring and problems in breathing during sleep for patients of sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which the patient suffers from some repeated breaks in breathing. These gaps may be for a few seconds to a couple of minutes, when proper airflow in the nasal cavity is disrupted during sleep. Patients may make loud snoring sounds as the body tries to open up the airways. Snoring or loud choking sounds are the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. In case this disorder is detected, a CPAP machine can work to ensure the passage of positive airflow. It works well to regulate controlled breathing during sleep and reduces snoring. Any therapy using a fixed or mobile CPAP unit is known as CPAP therapy. The total therapy equipment that works for controlling the disorder or symptoms like snoring and breathing problems includes a pump unit, a hose, and a mask.

Does This Therapy Actually Work for Sleep Apnea Patients?

People with sleep apnea often undergo CPAP therapy. There are records of patients obtaining relief from their breathing and sleep problems. Snoring or choking are not conditions anyone chooses to live with. A CPAP machine does work well to treat these problems. Thus, many patients claim this treatment works fine. However, others complain about the masks or nose piece that are used in the therapy. The issues include the patients feeling uncomfortable while sleeping as masks or the nosepiece may fall down or the patients report dryness in the mouth or disturbed sleep.
 
Considering the overall benefits of CPAP therapy in treating the disorder of sleep apnea, this therapy actually works. A CPAP machine and breathing device works to provide relief from problems in breathing during sleep and it works well to end snoring. However, the therapy and machine cannot cure snoring or the sleep disorder. It can be used to prevent snoring and difficulty in breathing. If use is stopped, snoring and other symptoms of sleep apnea can reappear.

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A continued interruption in breathing occurs during sleep in patients suffering from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder. Symptoms like loud snoring are common. Continuous pressure airways pressure therapy is the most popular treatment for this disorder that actually works.
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