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What is a CPAP?

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.  If you have sleep apnea your airway collapses during the night and prevents air from getting in your lungs.  This will cause you to stop breathing, which in turn causes sleep disturbances and puts a strain on your heart.  CPAP is a common therapy for this disorder.  The machine blows air out through a tube into a mask fitted to your face.  Continuous refers to the manor the air is administered, there is a continuous flow of air.  This air pressure holds your airways open so air is able to reach the lungs.