So today I'm gonna tell you a few words about nCPAP or just CPAP. It stands for (nasal) continuous positive airway pressure. As you sleep CPAP provides you with a steady stream of air keeping your airway open. The fact is that CPAP is considered to be the most effective sleep apnea cure.
CPAP unit is about the size of a small box (some units are as small as 6 or 7 inches in length and weight 2 or 3 pounds). It has a fan that pushes air through a tube, connected to a mask that you wear as you sleep. Through this mask the air blows into the back of your throat what keeps the airway open and prevents cessation of breathing during your sleep. As simple as that! That's how the most effective sleep apnea cure works.
There are three kinds of masks used in CPAP:
- nasal mask (the most common one, it covers only your nose),
- full face mask (this type of mask may help if you have air leaks when using a nasal as it covers both your nose and your mouth),
- nasal pillows (soft silicone tubes that fit directly into your nostrils).
Of course, you should consult with your doctor about the type and size of the mask but the most important thing about it is that it should fit you well in order to prevent leaks without causing discomfort.
Many people use CPAP and find that this sleep apnea cure is the solution of their snoring and night breathing problems.