What is a CPAP Machine?
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. These machines help you breathe by sending a steady stream of air into your throat, keeping the airways open.
A CPAP machine is a device that delivers carefully measured air pressure to your airways in order to keep your breathing under control.
Pulmonary disease increases the risk of a person developing cardiovascular diseases and becoming disabled. CPAP therapy has been used for many years as an effective intervention to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and prolong people’s lives. However, patients with chronic respiratory disease often struggle with adherence to CPAP therapy. For example, they may experience side effects such as pressure soreness, skin irritation or dry mouth.
CPAP to treat Sleep Apnea
CPAP machines are used to treat sleep apnea. They are often prescribed to people who snore very loudly or who stop breathing in their sleep.
When we sleep, our airways can collapse or the muscles in our throat can relax and block the airway. CPAP machines help provide a continuous flow of air into your nose that will prevent your airways from collapsing.
CPAP Machines are not New
CPAP machines have been on the market for over 20 years now and they have steadily grown in popularity as people start to realize how helpful they are at improving their quality of life and health.
The CPCP Main Components
The CPAP machine is made up of three main parts: a mask, a tube, and a blower unit. The mask is fitted over the nose and mouth to deliver the pressure to the throat while you sleep. The tube connects the mask to the blower unit which powers it. The blower unit is usually located near your bed but can also be mounted on ceilings or walls in some cases.
A typical CPAP machine weighs about 4 pounds and can be carried with ease from room to room or home to office depending on where you use it at night.