Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) machines the most widely used treatment and most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly for moderate and severe apnea.
The machine connects to a mask, worn snugly over the nose, or sometimes nose and mouth, during sleep. Pressurized air flows continuously into the sleeper’s airway to prevent it from collapsing. OSA patients who consistently use their machines feel better and reduce their risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and other related diseases.
An Auto-CPAP machine may be recommended that automatically adjusts the air pressure based on how many apneas you experience. Or your physician may order a sleep study in a lab to determine the best pressure setting to treat your apnea.
PAP devices are covered by most medical insurance plans, and your physician can order from a DME provider in your area. If you prefer to pay out of pocket and want a cost effective provider, you can order direct from Sleep Impressions