CPAP and BiPAP Therapy
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can be treated using a CPAP or BiPAP machine. A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a device to provide positive flow of air into the nasal passages so the patient’s airway stays open during sleep. These devices come in a number of different types of facial masks. Some masks are small, however larger masks may be needed if the patient’s apnea is severe. These masks are connected to a machine that can sit on a patient’s nightstand.
A Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) is a device to help patients get more air into their lungs. This is generally used when a patient needs positive airway pressure, but also needs positive airway support. A common situation that a BiPAP can help is when a patient physically has difficulties breathing.
If, for any reason, you feel that you’re having trouble falling asleep at night, feel free to schedule an appointment with one of our certified sleep doctors to determine what the problem is and how it can be resolved. To schedule an appointment, here is how to