Breathing machines can make life easier for those with sleep apnea. Doctors suggest CPAP machine for a peaceful sleep. Many people are worried about the noisy machine buzzing all night with tubes and mask all over. Speaking on this Dr. David Rapoport, MD, Director NYU Sleep Disorder Center says that patients are being educated on the breathing machines and those who try it are appreciative of it. Though, there is no denying the fact that some hurdles do occur in the beginning but this should not stop from opting for CPAP.
Understanding the gear can help improve the experience. People with sleep apnea could stop breathing while in sleep up to 30 times or even more in an hour when the airways get blocked. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) pushes air ensuring it is kept open. The machine comes with a pump control, a tube carrying air to the patient from the machine. The mask is used to cover the mouth and the nose.
There are three types of breathing machines, the nasal mask on the face, nasal pillow mask under the nose and a full mask over the nose and the mouth. Among these, you have the full face mask that can be pulled over the eye and a nose mask supported by prongs that move right into the nose. The CPAP is uncomplicated and will do its job without any hindrance as long as the tube is in its place.
Among the different types given above, it is for the patient to find out which type is suitable for their face type. Not every type will be comfortable for everyone. You can find out through trial and error methods which trap holds to its position, before making an investment on the CPAP. There is evidential proof that CPAP can improve the quality of life in a person suffering from Sleep Apnea. After using the device their mood is improved, their work performance is enhanced and they fall less sleepy. Though, there is no proof that the treatment can reduce cardiovascular events.