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How will cpap help my obstructive sleep apnea?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Improve sleep qualit
Improves the quality of sleep so that you are more responsive during the day.

In brief: Improve sleep qualit
Improves the quality of sleep so that you are more responsive during the day.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. James Donley
A CPAP machine is like a vacuum sweeper running in reverse. It creates an air pressure that forces the obstructed air way open. This then allows you to "breathe".
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Continous Pressure
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device.
.Continually introduces positive pressure either through your mouth or your nose (depending on the type of mask). This prevents the collapse of your tissues (tongue, soft palate, throat) from obstructing your breath while lying down. The exact pressure is determine by a titration study which is done before treatment is initiated.

In brief: Continous Pressure
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device.
.Continually introduces positive pressure either through your mouth or your nose (depending on the type of mask). This prevents the collapse of your tissues (tongue, soft palate, throat) from obstructing your breath while lying down. The exact pressure is determine by a titration study which is done before treatment is initiated.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
Usually. Make sure you are managed by a experienced sleep doc.

In brief: Usually
Usually. Make sure you are managed by a experienced sleep doc.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Robert Douglas
CPAP is the best treatment for OSA for those who can tolerate the apparatus. If you can't, see a sleep apnea dentist for a mandibular advancement appliance. If that gives no relief, surgery is your remaining option. Hope this helps.
Dr. Clarence Grim
It may revolutionize your life. Depends on what the OSA is causing? Going to sleep during day? go to sleep working at computer making bad judgements at work, auto accidents from sleeping at wheel.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Splint
CPAP acts as a pneumatic splint to open a closed or partially closed airways - it is usually very effective.

In brief: Splint
CPAP acts as a pneumatic splint to open a closed or partially closed airways - it is usually very effective.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Daytime fatigue
Do you snore ? Are you tired during the daytime? Do you have high blood pressure? All of these things can be helped with a cpap.
It opens your airway at night and allows you to sleep without your brain waking you up because you have stopped breathing during the night-usually multiple times. A CPAP is the gold standard for treatment if you can wear it- if not we dentists can make an applliance.

In brief: Daytime fatigue
Do you snore ? Are you tired during the daytime? Do you have high blood pressure? All of these things can be helped with a cpap.
It opens your airway at night and allows you to sleep without your brain waking you up because you have stopped breathing during the night-usually multiple times. A CPAP is the gold standard for treatment if you can wear it- if not we dentists can make an applliance.
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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