CPAP is the first and the most effective treatment choice for substantial obstructive sleep apnea.
Often, the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (C.P.A.P.). It’s the only effective treatment for severe sleep apnea.
With CPAP treatment, you wear a special mask attached to a CPAP machine (also called a flow generator). The CPAP machine blows a steady stream of air through the mask, into your nose and down your throat (airway). The stream of air creates pressure, which holds the tissue in your airway open. This stops your airways from collapsing. Your airway stays open all night, so you can breathe properly all night.
The soft, steady jet of air from the CPAP machine creates enough pressure to keep the airway from collapsing.
The CPAP mask delivers a soft, steady stream of air to keep the man’s airway open.
To get CPAP treatment, you need a prescription from your doctor.