Posts Tagged ‘Sleep Apnea’
The main intention of a cpap machine is to help patients with sleep apnea. The problem they face while sleeping is that the muscles in their upper respiratory track relax when they fall asleep. Due to the relaxed muscles the airway becomes narrower causing insufficient volume of air passing into the lungs.
When sufficient air is not there, the patient will wake up. Due to this reason, the patient is unable to sleep soundly. In order to help such patients what doctors do is to ask them to use a mask into which ambient air is forced through a machine.
In order to maintain the right pressure you need to prevent air leaking through the mask. Therefore, the mask has to be well secured to the patient's face. The patients have a choice of masks to choose the one that suit them most. Whatever the type of mask they use, having it on with tubing hanging around is not easy.