Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) uses a machine to help a person who has Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway doesn’t collapse when you breathe in. When you use CPAP, your bed partner may sleep better too.
You use CPAP every night while you sleep. It may take time for you to become comfortable using CPAP. If you can’t get used to it talk to your respiratory therapist, you might be able to try another type of mask or make other adjustments.