Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a medical device that uses a pump to deliver pressurized air through a facemask. The unit can be placed by a bed an runs on normal household electricity. It works by forcing air through the airway to allow proper breathing. It must be properly adjusted and worn to offer the maximum benefit. When used correctly, it is known to be extremely effective.
CPAP is the recommended treatment for those with moderate to severe cases of sleep apnea. If the user is committed to wearing it, CPAP delivers excellent results. However, many users find CPAP difficult to use for various reasons. It may be uncomfortable to wear, it can be noisy, and it is hard to travel with.
If you have tried CPAP and are looking for an alternative, we can recommend an Oral Appliance that would work best for you. If you have only been diagnosed and are looking for the right treatment plan, we can help you explore what’s available. At Texas Sleep Solutions, we will work with you and your doctor/sleep specialist to find the best solution for your needs.