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Common solution for snoring and sleep apnea (apnoea) that you won’t enjoy – Part 3: CPAP

cpap for sleep apnea

CPAP is the abbreviation for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. A CPAP machine consists of 3 parts, a mask that fit onto your face, which kind of looks like a lite version of a storm trooper’s mask in Star Wars; and a tube that connects the mask to a machine  that pumps air to you continuously throughout the night. A full CPAP set generally range in the hundreds and can go up to a couple thousand dollars depending on the grade of the machine and what kind of extra features and functions are added; In general, a CPAP does work in addressing the sleep apnoea issue. A CPAP machine forces air in and out through your throat; it drives your breathing so that your breathing will be continuous throughout the night. However, many people find wearing a breathing mask to sleep is just as discomfort and irritating as wearing a mouth piece, if not more. Also, if you are a light sleeper, the sound of the CPAP machine running may be what keeps you awake now. Not to mention you will need to rely on the machine for the rest of your life, and always carry with you when you travel.