At Sleep Dynamics, we are committed to helping patients of all ages get the best sleep of their lives. Our team of specialists has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to therapeutic sleep solutions as well as treatment options for conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea. On this page, we discuss one of the most common types of therapy for obstructive sleep apnea: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). CPAP therapy is facilitated by the use of a small bedside device along with a mask through which one breathes while sleeping each night. Though CPAP machines are highly-effective at mitigating obstructive sleep apnea, many patients struggle to become compliant with therapy. At Sleep Dynamics, we’re here to help. Read on for more information about CPAP and for an introduction to our CPAP Management Program, which helps patients get used to CPAP while getting a better night’s rest.
As mentioned above, CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, a condition during which the airways become obstructed during sleep. Effective treatment involves nightly use of the CPAP device. Simple in its concept, the CPAP device sends a gentle, steady stream of air through the nose and or mouth into the back of the pharyngeal cavity. The pressure delivered by the device prevents the collapse and blockage of the tracheal wall and soft palate thereby maintaining a patent airway.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition that can result in a number of health concerns if not properly addressed. CPAP therapy is a proven highly effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP compliance for sleep apnea patients is the key to maintaining good health and preventing the onset of more serious consequences such as:
If you’re like most patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, you likely understand the challenges associated with getting comfortable with CPAP therapy. The key to becoming compliant with treatment is having the proper support, guidance and therapy products available. Without proper guidance and encouragement, patients can easily become overwhelmed, even frustrated, ultimately resulting in poor compliance and ineffective treatment outcomes.
Since various published studies have indicated that the first month of CPAP usage is crucial to compliance, our sleep specialists at Sleep Dynamics have developed a unique management program to help patients adjust to their CPAP therapy early on in treatment. The program offers intensive patient counseling and education, monitoring for problems and compliance and follow-up for a full year. Sleep Dynamics’s specially trained CPAP counselors work with the patient throughout the entire process. During the year, the counselors ensure the highest possible compliance by monitoring the patient’s progress through clinic visits and phone calls. Progress reports are sent to the ordering physician to keep them informed.
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If you are having problems adjusting to CPAP or want to explore the right treatment options for your sleep disorder our sleep specialists here at Sleep Dynamics can help. Call us at 732-455-3030 to speak with a member of our team and learn more today!
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