Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP)

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A Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure device involves you wearing a mask in bed to regulate and keep open your airways. This is an effective treatment for people who suffer from sleep apnoea. A pressure sensor monitors the amount of air you need throughout the night to keep your airways open, and at the lowest pressure to ease comfort. Hopefully, this then stops the blockages that occur in your airways that cause the pauses in breathing and the snoring. It is not a permanent treatment however, as the mask is relied on to open the airways. You may find wearing the mask is uncomfortable and difficult to adapt to, but many people adjust to the sensation of wearing the mask.