CPAP Therapy

Common Indications

  • Apnoea or choking.
  • Regular loud snoring.
  • Regular fatigue.
  • Hypertension.

Test Description

CPAP Therapy is generally recommended for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

The only way that sleep apnoea can be diagnosed is by an overnight sleep study. Sleep apnoea is a common disorder that causes frequent pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) occurs when the soft tissue at the back of your throat relaxes during sleep, causing a blockage of the airways. The severity of the condition depends on how often the breathing is interrupted. Typical symptoms of sleep apnoea include: Witnessed apnoeas or choking, Regular loud snoring, Regular fatigue & sleepiness, Cardiovascular risk factors. (Hypertension, Diabetes, BMI > 30, other heart disease).

CPAP Therapy involves a unit that uses an air hose and a mask to deliver constant air pressure to the patient’s upper airway to keep their airway open. CPAP Therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea.

Preparation Details

(Approximately 30 minutes duration)

No Preparation Required.

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