Have you heard that you snore a lot? Has anyone ever told you that you stop breathing for seconds at a time while you are asleep? Do you wake up with a dry mouth or a headache? Are you regularly sleepy during awake hours often with attention difficulties? If you can answer yes to these questions, there is a chance you may have sleep apnea. Many other symptoms have been attributed to sleep apnea although not quite proven such as restless leg syndrome, among others.
Cpap stands for continuous positive airway pressure therapy and cpap machines are used to treat sleep apnea allowing for better breathing which in turns means better sleep. Cpap machines increase the air pressure in the patient’s throat which stops t