Your sleep apnea treatment will depend on the severity of your sleep apnea. In some milder sleep apnea cases, we might recommend lifestyle changes. However, in moderate to severe cases, we might instruct you to use certain devices to treat negative sleep apnea symptoms.
Continuous Airway Pressure Device (CPAP)
CPAP machines are the main treatment option for moderate and severe sleep apnea cases and work by delivering air pressure through a mask that goes over your nose while you sleep. The air pressure in CPAP machines is slightly more than natural air, but it is just enough to keep your airways open to prevent snoring and apnea episodes. CPAP is one of the most reliable sleep apnea treatments.
Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure Device (BiPAP)
Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure, also referred to as BiPAP and BPAP machines, is a similar device to the CPAP machine. Both of these sleep apnea machines work by sending pressurized air through your airway, making it easier for patients to breath throughout the night. Unlike CPAP machines, BiPAP machines have more settings, like breathing timers, so patients do not have to force their breath out against the incoming air. BiPAP devices have a variety of benefits for sleep apnea patients with certain medical conditions.