Everything you need to know about a CPAP machine
A CPAP machine is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, a condition that causes your breathing to be regularly interrupted during sleep.
A CPAP machine can:
- Prevent your airways narrowing or closing during sleep, which can interrupt it
- Improve your sleep quality, reducing daytime tiredness and giving you more energy
- Reduce the long-term health impact of Sleep Apnoea, including lowering blood pressure and risk of stroke
It treats the condition by blowing air into your airway, creating pressure to prevent it from closing. For Moderate and Severe cases of OSA, a CPAP machine is the most effective treatment currently available.
It can take some getting used to, but using a CPAP machine each night can provide significant benefits. By preventing Sleep Apnoea, a CPAP machine can help you feel less tired during the day, and reduce your risk of stroke or heart attack. There are many benefits to using a CPAP machine every night, and persevering with the initial unusual or uncomfortable feeling will pay dividends when you adapt to it.