Wednesday, March 9, 2011
CPAP is considered the gold standard treatment for OSA.
CPAP is a machine that pushes air into a person while they are sleeping to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a medical condition where a person stops breathing multiple times throughout the night leading to all sorts of medical problems including increased risk of hypertension, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, heart attack, etc.
In order for this device to work, a mask must be worn while sleeping in order for the air to get pushed into the lungs.
It is considered the gold standard treatment for OSA.