Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a disorder which occurs when an individual continuously stops breathing during their sleep. The pauses in breathing can last 10 to 30 seconds, until the body reacts with a bigger breathing effort to overcome the problem. The cycle happens over and over throughout the night, interfering with the normal sleep pattern. People with sleep apnea do not feel rested and refreshed in the morning.
Anyone can suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and research shows that 1 in 5 adults are affected by it. If you believe that you or someone you know may be suffering from sleep apnea, please contact Accubreathe for a consultation and proper diagnosis.
The most common treatment for sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP Therapy. It employs the use of CPAP masks to provide a continuous airflow into the blocked airway.
Our Respiratory Therapist will ensure a proper fit for your mask and head gear, so you can breathe and sleep in comfort throughout the night.
CPAP works by keeping a steady pressure of forced air in your airway to keep it open. After using CPAP regularly, you may notice:
A CPAP mask is special apparatus designed to treat sleep apnea. The mask is attached to a machine which sends continuous pressurized air through the nostril and into the patient’s airway in order to keep it open while they sleep. This helps breathing become regular and can help the patient achieve a more restful sleep,. There are various models of CPAP masks and machines to suit every patient’s needs.