What is CPAP Therapy and Where in the Phoenix Area Can I Get Help?
CPAP is a positive airway pressure therapy and thousands of patients in the Phoenix area have been helped by CPAP Therapy. It is the most effective and non invasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.(OSA) PM Sleep Centers offers CPAP Therapy to our patients throughout the Phoenix area.
How does CPAP Therapy work?
Using a flow generator, air is pushed through the tubing and mask, passing through the nose and into the throat. The slight pressure created by the air in the throat cavity keeps the upper airway open, ensuring the patient continues to breathe during sleep.
Though it takes a couple of nights for some patients to adjust to the sensation of positive airflow, the low air pressure created by the CPAP does not interfere with regular breathing.
Beginning CPAP Treatment
The proper treatment pressure, a comfortable system and good education can make a significant difference when it comes to the success of CPAP users. Patients who succeed with their CPAP systems benefit from better sleep and therefore more enjoyment during their waking hours. In addition, successful CPAP patients sometimes experience lower blood pressure and the resolve of their OSA symptoms.
Successful CPAP patients report improvements in:
- Vitality and motivation
- Job Performance
- Sex Drive and Performance
- Alertness while Driving
- Quality of Life
- Quality of Sleep
A failure to use CPAP therapy can increase the patients risk for conditions linked to untreated OSA such as:
- Hypertension (OSA increases risk of hypertension by up to five times)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
Our sleep centers proudly partner with the following CPAP equipment suppliers:
To meet all of your CPAP, BIPAP, and ASV needs, we specialize in the following brands:
A flow generator which pushes air through a filter and delivers a predetermined air pressure through a mask system to the patient.
Seals over the face to deliver the set treatment pressure to the upper airway. A mask system is available as nasal pillows, nasal or full face and includes the mask or pillows along with the air tubing.
Moistens the air delivered through the mask to relieve nasal irritation and dryness that can result from constant airflow, specifically at higher treatment pressures.
CPAP therapy will work for many patients diagnosed with OSA, but sometimes a different type of treatment is needed. A slightly altered version of the CPAP – Automatic positive airway pressure or APAP therapy, automatically varies the pressure all through the night and from night to night. It actively responds to the continuous changes in the patients upper airway.