Here are reasons you might need CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy:
- You experience episodes of stopped breathing or choking during sleep.
- You snore loudly on a regular basis.
- You feel tired frequently, despite getting a full night's sleep.
- You have high blood pressure.
CPAP Therapy, or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy, is often suggested for patients who are dealing with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person frequently stops breathing during sleep. The only definitive way to diagnose sleep apnea is through an overnight sleep study. The most common type of sleep apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which happens when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes and blocks your airway while you're sleeping. The seriousness of the condition depends on how often your breathing is interrupted. If you have OSA, you may notice that you choke or gasp during sleep, snore loudly, often feel tired or sleepy, and have factors that raise your risk for heart disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, a body mass index (BMI) over 30, or other heart conditions.
CPAP Therapy is a standard treatment for OSA. It uses a device connected to a mask by a hose. The device sends a continuous stream of air to your upper airway to keep it open while you sleep. This prevents the pauses in breathing that characterise sleep apnea.
(This test will take up to 30 minutes)
No Preparation Required.