If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy may help you get a better night’s sleep. At NY Metro Sleep in the Bronx, New York, double-board-certified sleep medicine specialist Rajendra M. Rampersaud, MD, and his team regularly prescribe CPAP therapy to adults. Call the New York City-based off to request a CPAP consultation today or book online.
CPAP therapy is one of the most common treatments for obstructive and central sleep apnea. Specifically, CPAP uses a machine to deliver continuous air through a hose and into your mouth. The continuous flow of air keeps your airways open, making it easier to breathe during sleep.
Yes. The NY Metro Sleep team offers several types of CPAP masks, including:
A nasal mask fits over your entire nose. The team might recommend a nasal mask if you toss and turn or kick in your sleep.
A nasal pillow mask fits comfortably inside your nostrils. The team might recommend this type of mask if you wear glasses and enjoy reading before bed.
If you breathe with your mouth or have a deviated septum, the team prescribes a full CPAP mask. A full mask covers your mouth and nose, ensuring you get plenty of air. After an exam and an analysis of your breathing habits, the team can determine a CPAP mask that will most benefit you.
CPAP therapy doesn’t require any special effort. Simply power up the CPAP machine and put on your mask before falling asleep. The machine collects air from your bedroom and then filters and compresses it. Then, it sends the compressed air through a tube and into your mouth.
The air keeps your tongue and soft palate from blocking your airway, stabilizing your breathing and improving your sleep.
CPAP therapy at NY Metro Sleep may offer various benefits, including:
CPAP therapy may even benefit your significant other. That’s especially true if they regularly complain about you snoring.
CPAP therapy is safe and typically well-tolerated, but it takes some getting used to. During the first few weeks, it’s normal to experience side effects like dry mouth, nasal congestion, and nose bleeds. These symptoms should subside once you adjust to your new sleep routine, but if they continue, contact the NY Metro Sleep team immediately.
Call NY Metro Sleep to learn more about the benefits of CPAP therapy or book online today.