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What is CPAP therapy?

There are several types of sleep therapy machines, but a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common. A CPAP machine sends a constant flow of airway pressure to your throat to ensure that your airway stays open during sleep, effectively treating the spontaneous pauses in breath associated with sleep apnea.

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Therapy machines

A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) sends a constant flow of air pressure to your throat so that your airway stays open while you sleep.

Display settings

CPAP machines have different settings that allow your doctor to adjust air pressure. You should always be sure to use the setting your doctor specifies.

Tubing

Tubing passes air from the CPAP machine to the mask. It’s important to position the tube over or through your headboard so that you don’t pinch it during sleep.

Filters

Filters ensure that you’re only breathing clean air. Some machines have one filter, while others include an additional ultra-fine filter.

Airflow

The CPAP machine pushes air into the tube and through the mask into your airway. This prevents your airway from collapsing and stops sleep apnea from occurring.