CPAP Therapy FAQs
CPAP is an acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. By applying a positive pressure into the back of your throat, it will keep your airways from collapsing while you sleep.
BiPAP is an acronym for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure which gives you a level of pressure as you breathe in and a lower pressure as you breathe out. PAP was applied during your recent sleep study and helped to reduce the number of times you either stopped breathing or had periods where you were not getting a full breath of air. More importantly it allowed you to get a better and safer sleep.
Yes, there are many different masks. Our CPAP Counselor can work with you to find the most comfortable for you. All of our Counselors are licensed Respiratory Therapists with many years of experience in sleep medicine. They will provide you with training on how to use the equipment with follow up visits to make sure you are successful.
PAP therapy can be a lifetime treatment for most. It remains the single most effective treatment for sleep apnea.
Today’s equipment is both small and lightweight. Most people take their PAP unit wherever they travel to so that they don’t miss out on a good nights sleep.
What ever your decision is, you should at least try it for a month or two. If after trying it and deciding it’s not for you, you should at least look into other treatment options. Sleep apnea, if left untreated can lead to more serious problems later in life. What ever you do, you should discuss this with your physician. A visit with a sleep specialist at Comfort Sleep will answer all the questions you may have and offer alternative treatments.
Please call us at 732-455-3030 to discuss your treatment options.