several seconds or longer throughout the night. The CPAP machine keeps air flowing through the airway by pushing air into it and thus allowing normal breathing patterns to resume. It has been long known that people with sleep apnea are at risk of developing high blood pressure, heart failure, strokes, and diabetes due to lack of oxygen in their system while sleeping. This has spurred development of new therapies such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP machines have been used for several years now to treat the condition.
Function of the CPAP machines
CPAP machine has a mask that is worn over your nose and mouth and has a hose attached to it. It is connected to a machine with an electric motor that pushes air into your throat through the hose and allows you to breathe normally. The air coming out from the mask has enough pressure so that it keeps the tissues in your throat open so as not to obstruct breathing through your mouth and nose while you are asleep.
The best cpap machines are used for treating a patient who has sleep apnea or who finds it difficult to breathe. It is usually recommended for people who have severe sleep apnea and for those who do not respond well to traditional treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure, mandibular repositioning and nasal breathing devices.
Studies show that the machine works by opening the breathing passages so that a person can breathe through his mouth while he is asleep. The hose is attached to your face with straps so that it can be secured during sleep.