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CPAP Masks/Machines – Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Devices (CPAP)

CPAP Masks/Machines – Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Devices (CPAP)

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What is a CPAP Machine? Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a medical apparatus that is primarily used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea. It comprises a box-like unit attached via tube to a mask that the patient wears on their mouth and nose. Sleep apnoea patients use the device at night to counter the effects of their breathing problems. It is also used on hospital patients as an interim device when they are transitioning from breathing tubes or intubation to normal breathing. It is prescribed as part of first line treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. How does CPAP Machine work? The muscles that help to keep our throats open become more relaxed when we sleep. In this relaxed state, the tissues and muscles in the upper airway may collapse resulting in a p