NK Sleepcare Co., Ltd.
We are CPAP Distributor in Thailand
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a machine that increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway doesn’t collapse when you breathe in. CPAP typically is used by people who have breathing problems, such as snoring or sleep apnea. When you use CPAP, your bed partner may sleep better too.
What is Snoring?
While we are sleeping, turbulent airflow can cause the tissues of the palate (roof of the mouth) and throat to vibrate, and produce a snoring sound. Easy speaking, snoring is a sound resulting from turbulent airflow that causes tissues to vibrate during sleep.
Snoring may occur nightly or intermittently. Snoring usually becomes more serious as people age. It can cause disruptions to your own sleep and your bed-partner’s sleep.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Snoring is the early stage and can be seen as a sign of sleep apnea. People who have loud snoring tend to have a sleep apnea. When your throat tissue is starting to collapse, it will vibrate and produce snoring sound. Once this tissue collapsed and blocked your airway completely, we call this event an “Obstructive Sleep Apnea” (OSA) or just “Sleep Apnea”.
CPAP is the most effective nonsurgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It is the first treatment choice for adults and the most widely used.
A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway doesn’t collapse when you breathe in. When you use CPAP, your bed partner may sleep better too.
What CPAP machines do is gently blow pressurized air through your airway at a constant (or an auto-adjusting) pressure that keeps the throat from collapsing. CPAP machines are very basic and easy to use and are composed of three major parts:
- CPAP Motor (Blower)
- Air Hose
Once you have been issued a CPAP machine to take home with you, the most important thing you can do for your health is to USE IT REGULARLY!! In order to help alleviate your obstructive sleep apnea symptoms the device needs to be used on a nightly basis. Once you discontinue use, your symptoms will often return immediately. This is because CPAP use is a therapy and not a cure, making compliance essential in getting you the treatment you need.