Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that disrupts a person’s breathing and if left untreated, breathing may stop during sleep which deprives the brain and the body of oxygen. Those who are at risk of sleep apnea are overweight males, those who are forty or older, those with large necks, tonsils, tongues, or small jaw bones, a family history of sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, nasal obstructions like deviated septums, and problems such as allergies and sinuses. If sleep apnea is left untreated, a number of health problems may occur including high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, diabetes, and depression.
There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea. OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea which is when the airway is blocked. This happens usually due to soft tissue in the throat collapsing during sleep. In central sleep apnea, the brain does not signal muscles to breathe due to a problem with the respiratory.
CPAP, also known as continuous positive airway pressure is a device to help those with OSA to breathe easier when asleep. CPAP machines increase the air pressure which prevents tissues from collapsing. CPAP decreases daytime sleepiness, lowers blood pressure, and is an effective nonsurgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. At Makemeheal, you can find CPAP pillows, CPAP masks, CPAP machines and units,CPAP humidifiers and CPAP supplies and accessories.
APAP, also known as auto adjusting positive airway pressure is a device that adjusts the air pressure when a person is asleep. APAP devices are similar to CPAP devices but use a new type of technology that allows for the automatic adjustment of air pressure. The pressure remains the lowest while using APAP devices and is adjusted automatically if problems are detected. At Makemeheal, you can find APAP machines and units.
VPAP, also known as Bilevel is a non-invasive therapy device that has two levels of air pressure and is used to treat a wide range of disorders. Bilevel devices provide 24 hour ventilator support for respiratory muscle disorders, neurological disorders, chest wall deformities, lung diseases, upper airway disorders, acute respiratory failures and OSA without hypoventilation. You can find Bilevel VPAP machines and units at Makemeheal.
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