Breathing & Medical Respiratory Technologies
It’s time to breathe easy.
Say goodbye to waking up tired and groggy by treating sleep apnea with a CPAP machine. If you have sleep apnea, then this easy-to-use medical equipment could be the answer to poor sleep.
Sleep apnea can lead to serious complications if untreated. Diagnosis requires a test at a sleep centre, where you will be monitored using equipment such as a pulse oximeter to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood, and other tests to measure brain signals and breathing.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, along with a nasal mask, work as a breathing treatment to help alleviate this problem by keeping your airways open while you sleep.
CPAP machines use three types of attachments: either nasal prongs, a mask that covers your nose, and a mask that covers your mouth and nose like a nebuliser. Once fitted, the machine then pumps air under pressure into the lungs, which in turn prevents your airways being blocked as you sleep. CPAP breathing machines are not a respiratory ventilator – they still allow you to breathe normally.
Using a portable oximeter can help measure your oxygen level when you sleep. A portable pulse oximeter with an alarm system will alert you when your oxygen levels go below a certain point, such as 90%, alerting you to take a breath.
For people with cystic fibrosis, CPAP machines can help with airway clearance alongside respiratory equipment such as the Afflovest.
They have also improved survival rates of premature infants compared to the use of the respiratory ventilator.
CPAP machines and portable oxygen concentrators can be used together if you have both sleep apnea and chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD).
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