When you’re diagnosed with a sleep disorder, it’s easy to feel helpless and afraid for what the future holds. But at Marx Sleep Center we’re here to help you live your best life, symptom-free! One solution that works for many of our Marx Sleep Center patients are continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Let’s dive into just how incredible this technology is to help you regain control of your sleep, and in turn your life!
CPAP Machines: What Are They & How Do They Work?
As we mentioned, a CPAP machine is a continuous positive airway pressure device—kind of a mouthful, huh!? So, let’s stick to CPAP.
To understand how it works, you first have to understand what causes sleep apnea. Essentially, when you sleep, your muscles and soft tissue relax, closing your airways. Naturally, this will affect your sleep in a bad way! Waking up periodically every darn night to breathe will have you feeling fatigued constantly, and this is what a CPAP helps with!
The CPAP machine releases a steady stream of air filled with oxygen to prevent those relaxed muscles from closing your airways. Nifty, right? Think about it like an oxygen mask on a plane. A piece that goes over your face with easy-to-use straps that fit the mask perfectly to your face—a CPAP is essentially the same thing. Easy peasy and keeps you breathing easy and sleeping soundly!
Schedule Your Sleep Consultation at Marx Sleep Center Today!
If you’re struggling with sleep and think you may be struggling with sleep apnea, schedule a sleep study and consultation at Marx Sleep Center in Gladstone. We’ll diagnose your sleep issues, as well as provide you with treatment options like a CPAP machine to get you back to living your best, most well-rested life. Call us at (816) 203-0497!