CPAP Masks

  • What is a CPAP Machine and How Does It Work?

    The most widely prescribed equipment for treating sleep apnea disorders is a continuous positive airway pressure CPAP machine. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes breathing disruptions or pauses, which occur when your throat or airways collapse or become momentarily blocked. As you sleep, a sleep apnea machine delivers a continuous stream of oxygen to your nose and mouth. This helps you breathe normally by keeping your airways open.

    Let's examine at how CPAP machine works?

    The benefits and drawbacks of using one, and other sleep apnea treatment choices.

    As the amount of oxygen in your blood decreases, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders can put a strain on your heart. Adrenaline, also known as the stress hormone epinephrine, is released into the bloodstream as a result of heavy breathing as your body tries to wake up and restore airways. Adrenaline levels can stay high for lengthy periods of time, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and irregular heartbeats. Increased carbon dioxide levels, which add pressure to the chest and exacerbate inflammation, may also result from a lack of oxygen. Because the heart needs to work harder to pump less-oxygenated blood, these physical changes might cause the heart walls to thicken.