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What is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Therapy?

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
June 30th, 2015

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy for Sleep Apnea What is CPAP? CPAP, the abbreviation for continuous positive airway pressure therapy, is a treatment method for patients who have sleep apnea. CPAP machines use mild air pressure to keep the airways open, and are typically used by patients who have breathing problems during sleep. More specifically, what CPAP therapy helps accomplish is making sure that your airway doesn't collapse when you breathe while asleep.

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