Monthly Archives: January 2014


What Is CPAP?

Definition 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. Overview CPAP treatment involves a CPAP machine, which has three main parts: A mask or other device that fits over your […]


Types of Sleep Apnea

There are two types of sleep apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): This is the most common type of sleep apnea. In this condition, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Obstructive […]