What is CPAP Therapy?
CPAP therapy is a treatment that is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night - hence why it is a sleep disorder. With OSA, you stop breathing because your throat muscles to relax, your airway to become obstructed (by your tongue or tonsils), and you to stop breathing. Each time this happens - which is many times throughout the night - you rouse to begin breathing again. Each time this cycle happens (stop breathing/waking) is referred to as an “apnea event” or apnea.