CPAP Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Constant positive airway pressure, or CPAP, is a proven method of dealing with obstructive sleep apnea. Treatment services and the CPAP equipment Calgary used in the therapeutic procedure are available from the Dream Sleep Respiratory clinic.
Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea
OSA is a condition in which a sleeping person stops breathing due to a blockage in or collapse of the airway. Lasting as long as 10 seconds per episode, this cessation in breathing can occur dozens or even hundreds of times throughout the night. Outward symptoms of the condition include gasping sounds or loud snoring. At the least, OSA can result in frequent awakenings and greatly disrupt a person’s sleep, leading to constant fatigue. At the worst, the condition can result in a number of serious ailments, including heart attacks and strokes. Precipitating factors include obesity, emotional problems and enlarged tonsils. CPAP Canada treatment can thus promote one’s health and may even serve as a life-saving measure.
Undergoing CPAP Therapy Calgary
The treatment method involves the use of a mask that the person wears while asleep. The mask is attached to a ventilator that applies a mild amount of air pressure to the mask, preventing the airway collapse or obstruction. The air is applied continuously, although the patients undergoing the treatment still breathe on their own. The ongoing use of CPAP equipment Calgary can become so routine that patients can sleep comfortably throughout the treatment, resulting in a reduction or elimination of the original symptoms.
CPAP Therapy Calgary Has to offer
In moderate to severe cases of OSA, the treatment boasts higher rates of success than corrective surgery or the use of dental appliances. Dream Sleep Respiratory opened in 2011 and has since expanded to three other offices, and today offers the full range of OSA therapy options, from the diagnosis of the disorder to the rental of the equipment used in its treatment. Anyone considering CPAP therapy Calgary should call 403-768-2516 or contact us through our website.
A quick way to know if you have OSA is taking an online OSA pre-screening test. Take it now!