Obstructive Sleep Apnea Ebook.pdf
How does a CPAP machine
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder of breathing mechanics.
In order to treat it, the simplest, and most effective, solution is to use a mechanical
therapy that falls under the category of positive airway pressure (PAP).
CPAP, APAP, BiPAP, and ASV are all versions of this kind of therapy.
How these different PAP treatments work relates to how sleep apnea occurs in the
first place. Let's review what sleep apnea is, how a PAP machine operates, and how
the mechanisms of this therapy treat OSA.
Sleep apnea 101