The CPAP machine is used for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the patient stops breathing during sleep because the airways are closing. Controlling the breath causes the person to wake up, even without realizing it, causing fatigue, distraction, and irritability. The CPP or continuous machines of Positive Airway Pressure, keep the airways open during sleep as well as breathing is maintained.
How the CPAP works
What continuous positive pressure machines do is gently blow pressurized air through your airway at a constant pressure that prevents the throat from collapsing. The high humidified nasal airflow respiratory support is a method to ventilate a high volume per minute of respiratory gas via the nasal cannula.
The respiratory gas is heated to a temperature close to that of the body and humidified, usually at the vapor pressure of saturation. This form of respiratory support is generally known as high flow therapy or transnasal insufflation, mainly when used for the treatment of sleep apnea. The nasal cannulae usually used for oxygen delivery typically ventilate from 1 to 6 liters of oxygen per minute, with a percentage of oxygen inhaled by the patient from approximately 24% to 35%.
CPAP machines are fundamental and easy to use and are composed of three main parts:
The engine is basically a small compressor and heats air at room temperature and pressurizes it gently to deliver the perfect amount of air pressure you need to improve your clogging. The air inlet part of the machine has a filter that filters out particles and impurities. Most new machines also have a small water tank that heats water to provide moisture to the air and is ideal for people who live in dry or arid climates and those who frequently wake up with dry mouth, throat, or cavities. Nasal They are extremely quiet, and you barely hear more than a whisper.
The tube is simply the device that transports the pressurized air from the motor to the mask of the carrier. While most pipes measure 1.80 meters, the diameter may be different depending on the machine. Most tubes are heated to reduce the accumulation of water condensation caused by humidifiers.
Masks come in all shapes and sizes to fit different faces. There are typically three variations to choose from: with nasal pillows, nasal masks, and full-face masks. Finding the right mask for your comfort is the most crucial part.
Benefits of CPAP
Among the benefits of CPAP can help improve your daytime sleepiness and daytime fatigue is that they are common symptoms of sleep apnea. You can restore your usual sleep pattern and increase your total sleep time by eliminating breathing pauses in your sleep. This will help you to wake up feeling more refreshed and improve your energy throughout the day.
Severe sleep apnea, if left untreated, can damage your brain tissue, and may have trouble concentrating. You may also suffer from memory loss. The use of CPAP can improve your ability to think, concentrate, make decisions, and improve your productivity.
It can help to improve your mood, reduce the risk of depression, and improve your quality of life in general. Untreated sleep apnea increases the risk of depression.
Keeping your airway open while you sleep reduces or eliminates the sound of your snoring. Your partner will benefit from a quieter sleep environment.
Sleep apnea can lead to more health problems and more visits from doctors—the treatment for serious health risks linked to sleep apnea such as heart disease and diabetes.