Your Options To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Your Options To Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to temporarily stop breathing during sleep. This is due to the blockage of airway, limiting the amount of air that reaches the lung - resulting in loud snoring and the occasional choking.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

There are certain signs to identify potential sleep apnea, these include:

- Loud snoring
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
- Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
- Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
- Restless sleep, morning headaches
- Forgetfulness and mood changes
- Recurrent awakenings or insomnia

Your Solution to Sleep Apnea With CPAP Therapy

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a non-invasive way of maintaining an open airway by supplying pressurized air through a mask. With a steady flow of airstream, the machine pushes against any blockage and opens up airways for your lungs to receive oxygen. This thereby:

- Increases energy, attentiveness and effectiveness at work or at home
- Decreased risk of strokes and heart attacks
- Lower blood pressure
- reduces loud snoring

Let’s Get Started

There are 2 types of machine to consider in CPAP therapy - the CPAP or Auto CPAP.

CPAP – Delivers a fixed set of constant pressure throughout the night and does not change. To determine the pressure setting, users have to undergo a sleep study to obtain the pressure setting

Auto CPAP – Auto CPAP automatically delivers required pressure based on the degree of obstruction. This ensures a more comfortable sleep as higher pressures are delivered only when needed. Users don’t have to undergo sleep study for Auto CPAP

Mask Selection

Selecting the right mask fit is crucial to ensure a good night sleep. Available in different sizes to prevent air leakage, there are 3 types of mask to consider:

Nasal Mask covers only the nose, usually recommended
first-time users.

Full Face Mask Full Face Masks covers
both nose and mouth, r
ecommended for users who tend
to open their mouth when sleeping,

Nasal Pillow Masks have tips that are inserted into the
 nostrils. 4 
different sizes are included.

Now you’re all set! All in all, when you’re using the CPAP system, use it nightly and be patient while your body adjusts to the therapy. Should you encounter any issues or discomfort, feel free to contact us for assistance.