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What is the CPAP

About CPAP

CPAP stands for “continuous positive airway pressure” The CPAP is a very beneficial treatment for those with sleep apnea , which is a medical condition where the airway closes off when an affected individual is in a relaxed or sleep state. CPAP therapy holds the airway opens so that uninterrupted breathing is maintained and a restful night’s sleep is achieved.

The term of CPAP IS used two ways. One way is literal , indicating a straight CPAP machine with a constant pressure. The other way is generic, indicating two other types of PAP machines as well, including bilevel PAP (with one pressure for inhalation and one for exhalation)auto-adjusting PAP (APAP with self-adjusting pressure based on your body’s requirements, and auto-adjusting bilevel). Other terms for a PAP machine are device ,flow generator, or blower.

CPAP machine, which has three main parts:

1.Flow generator(PAP machine,) provides the airflow

2.Hose ,connects the flow generator to the interface

3.Interface(nasal or full face mask, nasal pillows, or less commonly a lip-seal mothpiece) provides the connection to the user’s airway.