At Sleep Dynamics, we are committed to helping patients of all ages get the best sleep of their lives. Our team of specialists uses their wealth of knowledge to design 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 uses 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 an introduction to our CPAP Management Program.
As mentioned, CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. This therapy 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 concept, the CPAP device sends a gentle, steady stream of air through the nose and/or mouth. 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 preventing the onset of more serious consequences such as:
If you’re like most sleep apnea patients, 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 or frustrated. This ultimately results in poor compliance and ineffective treatment outcomes.
Various published studies have indicated that the first month of CPAP usage is crucial to compliance. Our sleep specialists have developed a unique management program to help patients adjust quickly to their CPAP therapy. 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. Our 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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