- CPAP - a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device – is an airflow generator with a pressure regulatory system designed to deliver a continuous pressure to the upper airway via a mask. This increased pressure acts like an air splint preventing collapse of the airway during sleep.
- The equipment required is a CPAP machine, a connecting hose, a mask, nasal or oral and a head harness.
- Mild sleep apneoa can be treated by weight loss and/or Mandibular advancement appliances. Theses devices advance the lower jaw forward whilst worn.
Advantages of Treatment
- Snoring ceases
- Oxygen levels return to normal
- Energy levels return