Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the single most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Advances allow machines to be programmed to vary air pressure delivered through the sleep mask for increased comfort.
The CPAP machine concentrates air so that the air flow delivered to the mask has a higher rate of pressure than the surrounding air. The increased air pressure gently forces tissues in your airways back, ensuring easy breathing while you sleep.
For some people, one single rate of air pressure is not comfortable. There are CPAP machines that deliver:
Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho works with most insurance providers to cover the cost of your CPAP machine. Most insurance plans cover a new CPAP machine every three years. However, before getting a new CPAP machine, you should schedule a follow-up consultation to ensure that treatment is still effective and the current CPAP titration is meeting your needs.
Contact us to schedule an appointment for a new or replacement CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea.