Cpap Machines

CPAP MACHINES FOR SLEEP APNEA THERAPY

CPAP machines are currently the most effective treatment for sleep apneaObstructive sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder due to the many complications that come with it. However, it shouldn’t be a cause of panic. There are ways to cope with it, using CPAP machines being one of them.

A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is prescribed by a Sleep or Respiratory Specialist.  CPAP is used in providing air pressure to keep your airway open and so avoid sleep disturbances. It also reduces your snoring which will make your bed partner a happier person.

The CPAP works by gently blowing air into the throat to improve the flow of air into the airways.  It uses a special mask fitted over your nose and mouth into which air is blown at a certain pressure. This pressure is set so it would be just enough to prevent sleep apnea.

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Sleep Apnea and Women Brain Damage

Women With Sleep Apnea Have Higher Degree of Brain Damage Than Men, Study Shows

A first-of-its-kind study into sleep apnea has shown that women suffering from sleep apnea have, on the whole, a higher degree of brain damage than men with the disorder. The findings were presented last December 2012 by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing.

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