PAP Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Sleep Soundly With PAP Therapy For Sleep Apnea
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, PAP therapy can help you regain the sleep you deserve. PAP devices have made incredible advancements over the years, with modern equipment providing you a comfortable, unobtrusive, quiet way to sleep more soundly—waking refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the day.
What is PAP Therapy?
PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy provides you with pressurized ambient air delivered through a tubing and mask delivery system. When in place, this delivery system helps to eliminate apnea events during sleep. As the most effective treatment for sleep apnea, PAP therapy can potentially improve your overnight sleep, and dramatically impact your overall quality of life.
During Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the back of the throat relaxes and collapses, obstructing the airway and preventing breathing. The brain wakes up enough to restart breathing., even though most patients do not realize they are waking up. During OSA, the brain wakes up 5, or 15, or 30 or more times per hour (!!!).
PAP devices can provide much-needed relief for OSA sufferers. PAP stands for Positive Airway Pressure. PAP devices work by blowing air into the airway (maintaining a positive airway pressure) to keep the airway open and allow uninterrupted breathing. PAP devices are the “gold standard” treatment for OSA and provide essentially 100% effectiveness during use, and do not require surgery or drugs. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and these devices operate at a constant fixed pressure. APAP stands for Auto Positive Airway Pressure and these devices use a computer algorithm to automatically provide higher or lower pressure each night, and from breath to breath, as needed
PAP Therapy Can Increase Your Alertness
Two of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea are feeling sleepy and fatigued. These symptoms can have a direct impact on your alertness. By helping you return to a normal sleep pattern and improving your breathing while sleeping, PAP therapy helps you wake up feeling refreshed and alert—a feeling that will continue throughout your day.
PAP Therapy Can Improve Your Concentration
A lack of sleep can impact your decision making and ability to concentrate. This can impact everything you do in both your personal and professional life. With PAP therapy, you’re better able to get the normal, restful sleep you need, resulting in an increased ability to concentrate and make smart decisions.
PAP Therapy Can Eliminate Snoring
Snoring doesn’t just impact your sleep, it can also impact those trying to sleep near you. PAP therapy not only helps to keep your airways open while you are sleeping, it also reduces or eliminates the sound of your snoring. While you may not notice, you bed partner will benefit from a quieter sleep environment.
Sleep Apnea Can Impact Your Entire Life, Not Just Your Sleep
If you’re living with sleep apnea, everything from your decision making skills at work, to your ability to safely drive your vehicle can be affected. PAP therapy is the best solution for treating sleep apnea, and can help you get the restful sleep you deserve to regain control of your life.
For over 20 years, the sleep specialists at ASMS have been helping patients just like you achieve natural, restful sleep. In doing so, our patients are improving their health and seeing an increase in their energy levels and happiness.