What is a CPAP machine?
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Patients suffering from sleep apnea are required to use this machine at night so as to breath easily while asleep. When the patient breaths in, a CPAP increases the air pressure in the throat and this way prevents the airway from collapsing. CPAP is also known to reduce the tendency of the patient to snore while asleep as the main cause of snoring is obstructive breathing.
What are the different parts of CPAP machine?
A tank of water in-built in the machine acts as a humidifier. There is an air filter and the patient using the machine is supposed to wear a mask that connects to the machine through a tube and enables breathing. A chin strap keeps the mask in place. There are a variety of masks based on face cover-age and the patient can chose one that he/she is comfortable wearing.
What type of CPAP machine should the patient use?
There are a variety of CPAP machines based on their features, accessories, permissible pressure limit etc. In order to be able to use a CPAP machine, the patient would first be recommended a sleep study by the doctor. The sleep study which consists of two phases - diagnosis and titration, can enable the sleep technician to determine the pressure and requirements of the patient and based on that, a best suited CPAP machine can be recommended to the patient. Some popular CPAP.
How does a CPAP machine work?
CPAP works by distributing air into the throat via a mask, while gradually increasing air pressure in the throat and simultaneously preventing the airway from narrowing thereby removing obstruction. It is recommended to use CPAP machines that have an in-built humidifier, as the airflow from the CPAP can dry out the patient’s mouth and nose.
What are the Benefits of Using a CPAP Machine?
For sleep apnea patients, CPAP machine is the the most effective non-surgical mode of treatment. When used regularly, the improves the overall lifestyle and health of the patient by reducing daytime sleepiness, lowering blood pressure, keeping heart problems in check and enabling sound sleep.
Are there any side effects of using a CPAP Machine?
There are no side effects of using a CPAP. Initially, for a week or so, the patient might feel uncomfortable sleeping with a mask on and it might cause skin rash or nasal congestion but once the patient gets used to the machine, it only helps improve the sleep quality and keeps all heart and sleep related issues in check.Why respikart?
At respikart we strive to provide excellent service and seamless support at your doorsteps. We offer the widest range of CPAP machines so that you can the most affordable deal in what your doctor recommends and we offer various options such as rentals, EMI options etc. Our installation technicians are thoroughly trained and our customer care team is available 24*7 for any support post purchase as well. You can call us on 844-844-0648 or email your referral to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our customer care executives will contact you the same day to assist you.