Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a treatment recommended to treat patients with moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). It involves wearing a mask while you sleep, which is connected to a pump that will pass room air into your nose at a slight pressure. The slightly increased air pressure will keep your airways open when you are breathing at night, and so prevents the blockage of air flow (pictured).
If you are asked to attend for a CPAP machine loan:
- A Physiologist will explain your diagnosis to you and answer any questions you may have
- You will be loaned a CPAP Machine and directed on how to use it.
The appointment will last for approximately 45 minutes. A follow-up appointment will be provided for four weeks following the initial set up.