CPAP is the gold standard of treatment for a person suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea. CPAP is a machine that provides a gentle flow of air pressure through a mask to keep the airways open during sleep.
CPAP works by pushing air into your airways to keep it open. The CPAP holds the airway open so that it does not collapse and therefore prevent you from having apnoeic events.
If you have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea then the best treatment for you is a CPAP machine.
However it is essential that you do not have an obstructed nose as the air from the CPAP cannot pass through a nose that is obstructed. The best way to find this out is to let us take a scan of your airways. You may feel that your nose is fine but if it is obstructed you will not be able to tolerate the machine and it is a waste of your money to buy one.
You can alleviate most of the signs and symptoms of sleep apnoea with a CPAP machine, such as
Yes there a few other things you can try
Your symptoms will get worse and ultimately lead to
Generally the most common reason for not being able to tolerate the CPAP machine is nasal obstruction. Please let us evaluate you and we will be able to help.
Please call our centre on 02 9264 9120 if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to discuss your problem.