This Shelby County
Company Gives You
The Best CPAP Sleep
Sleep apnea is a condition that should not be taken lightly. It
obstructs your breathing as you sleep which experts say can
affect your brain function and overall health.
There are various forms of treatment
for the condition and Home Medical
Products, Inc. has the best available
in the form of Positive Airway
Pressure (PAP) therapy.
The recently announced PAP therapy consists of CPAP and BiPAP
therapies. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the most
common form of PAP therapy that is used to treat sleep apnea.
A representative for Home Medical Products pointed
out that despite CPAP being the most popular form
of therapy, various types of PAP devices can treat
your condition. The form of therapy to be used to
treat patients depends on their situation and their
During sleep apnea, your breathing temporarily stops then restarts during
sleep. This breathing obstruction is often manifested through snoring and
also causes you to unconsciously awake at various times during the night.
The pressure from PAP therapy
helps to open your airways, thus
preventing breathing and sleep
Though similar in appearance and function, the PAP therapy forms can
be differentiated by determining whether the pressure they deliver is
constant or varying during sleep.
The difference is also seen in
how each works while you inhale
and exhale during sleep.
When the CPAP therapy is used the pressure level from the
device is constant throughout the night, as prescribed by a
sleep apnea doctor.
“For example, if you are on 10cmH20,
your machine delivers a constant
pressure of 10 to your upper airways
while you breathe in and out and does
not change throughout the night.
"This pressure level was decided during your sleep study as the
pressure needed to keep events (apneas and hypopneas) from
happening while you sleep.
"CPAP therapy is the most common
treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
and the most economical of the PAP