Is CPAP a good treatment for me? Is it a lifelong treatment?
After a sleep study (at home or at our clinic), our specialist will be able to determine your patient category:
- a patient with sleep apnea due to the anatomy of the airways
- a patient with hypertrophic tonsils
- an obese patient
Depending on the severity of sleep apnea, the specialist will be able to suggest different alternatives for treatment.
The benefits of a CPAP will be dramatically seen if the patient wears the machine at least 4 hours per night.
Patients often immediately experience positive results such as improvement in quality of nightly sleep, increased alertness during the day and prevention of serious health conditions such as stroke and cardiovascular disease.
It is a long-term treatment. Therefore, the patient must have a follow up with a doctor and a respiratory therapist.