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  2. General Sleep Health Information
  3. Treatment Pathways - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

What is CPAP and how does it work?

Treatment options - CPAP

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP, helps people with OSA breathe more easily during sleep. CPAP machines work by gently blowing air through the nostrils and this increases air pressure in the throat which holds the airway stays open. This is called "airway splinting".

CPAP also reduces or eliminates snoring, so the bed partner gets more restful sleep as well. People who use CPAP report having more energy and ability to focus during the day, as well as a significant reduction in their symptoms.

Consistent usage of CPAP is required to have beneficial results.