The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a common non-surgical treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea
syndrome. Airway pressure is delivered through a mask that fits over the nose. The positive pressure acts as a stint in the back of your throat to prevent structures in your throat from blocking air to and from your lungs. A technician will adjust the pressure throughout the night, and an optimal pressure setting will be recommended.
CPAP will help you stop snoring, breathe better and allow you to enter into a deeper stage of sleep. If this treatment is found to be beneficial, and your doctor prescribes its use, a home medical equipment company will instruct you on proper usage and care.