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What is Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.

Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound.

Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep.

As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.

What is CPAP?

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CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. CPAP typically is used by people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea.

CPAP also may be used to treat preterm infants whose lungs have not fully developed. For example, doctors may use CPAP to treat infants who have respiratory distress syndrome or bronchopulmonary dysplasia (brong-ko-PULL-mun-ary dis-PLA-ze-ah).

CPAP treatment involves a CPAP machine, which has three main parts:

A mask or other device that fits over your nose or your nose and mouth. Straps keep the mask in place while you're wearing it.
A tube that connects the mask to the machine's motor.
A motor that blows air into the tube.

Some CPAP machines have other features as well, such as heated humidifiers. CPAP machines are small, lightweight, and fairly quiet. The noise that they make is soft and rhythmic.

CPAP often is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. As a result, not enough air reaches your lungs.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airway collapses or is blocked during sleep. When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Your snoring may wake other people in the house.

The mild pressure from CPAP can prevent your airway from collapsing or becoming blocked.

What is Ventilator?

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A ventilator (VEN-til-a-tor) is a machine that supports breathing. These machines mainly are used in hospitals.

Ventilators:

Get oxygen into the lungs.
Remove carbon dioxide from the body. (Carbon dioxide is a waste gas that can be toxic.)
Help people breathe easier.
Breathe for people who have lost all ability to breathe on their own.
A ventilator often is used for short periods, such as during surgery when you're under general anesthesia (AN-es-THE-ze-ah). The term "anesthesia" refers to a loss of feeling and awareness. General anesthesia temporarily puts you to sleep.

The medicines used to induce anesthesia can disrupt normal breathing. A ventilator helps make sure that you continue breathing during surgery.

A ventilator also may be used during treatment for a serious lung disease or other condition that affects normal breathing.

Some people may need to use ventilators long term or for the rest of their lives. In these cases, the machines can be used outside of the hospital—in long-term care facilities or at home.

A ventilator doesn't treat a disease or condition. It's used only for life support.

What are the Masks Used?

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Masks used for Sleep Apnea Devices
1.Ora-Nasal Masks (Full-Face Masks)
2.Nasal Masks
 
The Doctor should decide which type of mask the patient needs to use.
 
Ora-Nasal Masks
Ora-Nasal masks cover the noise and mouth together. These masks are used for non-invasive systems. The masks are supported with forehead support. With the elastic head gear the mask can be adjusted and fitted to the face. These masks are produced with soft silicone material. There is 360 degree rotatable elbow connector on the mask. This is for the comfort of the patient rotating during the sleep period.
 
Nasal Masks
Nasal masks only cover the noise. These masks are used for non-invasive systems. The masks are supported with forehead support. With the elastic head gear the mask can be adjusted and fitted to the face. These masks are produced with soft silicone material. There is 360 degree rotatable elbow connector on the mask. This is for the comfort of the patient rotating during the sleep period.

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