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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy 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 the throat so your
airway does not collapse when you breathe in. You use CPAP at home every night
while you sleep.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Mark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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