How does a BiPAP (BiPAP) ventilator treat snoring?
Problem snoring alone may be a disorder that has little effect on health. or may cause annoyance to close people and people who sleep with it only but moderate to severe snoring It is a silent threat that affects health both in the short term and in the long term.
Because snoring is a breathing disorder, if it is in severe stages, it can cause sleep apnea. that can be harmful to health There are several ways to treat snoring. and methods of treatment that have accepted results, including Treating snoring with BiPAP ventilator
First, let's get to know the BiPAP device.
BiPAP stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure, meaning ventilator (ventilator).Ventilator) type, which is classified as a medical device used to treat sleep apnea. which mainly applies to patients with severe snoring
The mechanism of the BiPAP machine acts to push air into the lungs while inhaling. and prevent upper respiratory tract obstruction while exhaling Can adjust the pressure in 2 levels to allow different levels of air pressure in the inhalation and exhalation strokes It is suitable for people who suffer from snoring or severe sleep apnea. that requires high pressure to maintain
Sleep apnea (Sleep Apnea)
sleep apnea It is an abnormality caused by the human body being unable to inhale or exhale normally. Because the soft tissues in the airway are weakened or narrowed causing the breath that passed through this strait Flutter occurs and when the muscles flutter or vibrate It will be a snoring sound.
Snoring that is severe and results in sleep apnea Including the muscles in the neck are very slack. causing the airway to narrow and descend until it is completely closed
when the airway is completely closed There will be no air flowing through the body and no muscle vibration, the sound of snoring will disappear. But as the sound of snoring disappears, obstructive sleep apnea will follow. This is a severe form of snoring that requires treatment with a BiPAP machine or a ventilator while sleeping.
Read more: What is Sleep Apnea?
How do you know if your snoring is severe?
for severe snoring There may be early symptoms of sleep apnea that the patient should notice at both times: symptoms at night. and daytime symptoms as follows:
Nighttime symptoms include:
- frequent loud snoring
- insomnia with restless sleep
- panting or gasping to draw air in while sleeping
- Being frightened, startling, or breathing heavily, like you can't breathe
- If there is an observer, there will be intermittent apnea during sleep.
- Waking up to go to the bathroom often
- Excessive sweating while sleeping
- There is a symptom similar to choking on saliva from time to time.
- After waking up in the morning, there are frequent headaches.
- Unrefreshed, dizzy, as if not getting enough sleep
- easily exhausted Decreased quality and performance
- short attention span, poor memory
- sleepy during the day or drowsiness during daily activities
- Easily irritated or depressed
How does the BiPAP treat snoring?
BiPAP machine It is a device used to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It can adjust the pressure in 2 levels during inhalation and exhalation. Mechanism of the machine It is a blow of air pressure to open the airways. It consists of an apparatus to push air into the lungs during inhalation and a residual pressure in the lungs during exhalation.
BiPAP is a ventilator of two pressure levels suitable for the treatment of patients with severe sleep apnea. in combination with high blood pressure and low oxygen levels, including patients with lung problems such as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema
Read more: What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
Advantages of treating snoring with BiPAP
Treatment of snoring with BiPAP is a non-surgical way to help the patient breathe. There is a version for patients wearing masks. and for tracheal intubation (throat puncture) patients, for patients using masks Most people prefer to use a mask that covers the nose and mouth. that is flexible, soft, comfortable to wear, fitting to the face
These 2 levels of pressure can be adjusted to suit the patient's condition. This makes it effective in treating severe snoring and sleep apnea. without having to perform surgical treatment
Snoring is a disorder that has little effect on health in the case of mild snoring. But if it is severe and has sleep apnea as well. In addition to being a health problem both in the short term and in the long term. It is also an important cause of many serious diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes as well.
BiPAP therapy is a drug-free approach. It does not require surgery and is also accepted medically from around the world. as a ventilator that effectively treats snoring and severe sleep apnea