One of the most common forms of therapy for Sleep Apnea is a CPAP Machine
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. The CPAP Machine increases the air pressure in your throat to prevent your airway from collapsing while you inhale; it also helps you to snore less.
The machine’s purpose is to help people with Sleep Apnea breathe easily and regularly every night while they sleep. The CPAP Machine comes with a Humidifier and you will need to get supplies like a Filter, Tube, Mask, etc, in order for it to work properly.
There are many benefits to using a CPAP Machine. It is the most effective treatment for Sleep Apnea that doesn’t involve surgery. It helps to reduce daytime sleepiness, heart problems and lowers blood pressure during both the day and night.
Just like with anything else, there are side effects that go along with using a CPAP Machine
It can potentially cause you to have a dry nose and sore throat, abdominal bloating, nasal congestion, sneezing, increased dreaming, and irritation on your skin or eyes. It will take time for you to feel comfortable with your CPAP Machine. Being patient and working with your CPAP Machine is much better than dealing with untreated Sleep Apnea.
A CPAP Machine is considered to be Durable Medical Equipment and most insurance policies cover them. You should call your insurance to find out exactly how you would be covered. Supplies for the CPAP Machine are covered separately and the amount of coverage varies by each state; you will want to ask your insurance about that as well.
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