Posts Tagged ‘CSA’

Understanding Sleep Apnea CPAP

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices are one of the most popular ways to treat people who suffer from sleep apnea. A sleep apnea CPAP device includes a small machine, a mask or nose piece, hose and a fan. The device uses air pressure to push your tongue forward and open your throat. This allows air to pass through your throat. It reduces snoring and prevents apnea disturbances.

A CPAP device is not a cure for sleep apnea. But, is considered first-line treatment for mild, moderate, or severe obstructive sleep apnea. When CPAPs are used correctly, sleep problems usually get much better. (more…)

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The word apnea actually means ‘no breath.’ The two together means no breath. Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing while sleeping. A person can literally have hundreds of these periods of non-breathing in one night. They normally last from 10 seconds and can be longer. The next time you are jolted from sleep in the middle of the night gasping for air you may well have been in the midst of sleep apnea. (more…)