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Sleep Apnea Treatment Options – What is CPAP Therapy

February 23rd, 2010

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The most widely utilized treatment for medium to severe apnea is continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP therapy. In many cases of mild to moderate sleep apnea oral appliance therapy and the Pillar® Procedure have been shown to provide effective relief. CPAP therapy involves a patient wearing a mask (or interface) over their nose and/or mouth during sleep. An air compressor forces air through the nose and into the airway in order to keep it open throughout the night. Allowing the patient to breathe continuously throughout the night and with a great reduction in the number of sleep apneas.

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