An overpressure mask is an effective remedy for sleep apnea for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. A CPAP is a custom-made mask that you wear over your nose and sometimes your mouth during your sleep. The mask is connected to a pump that blows air into the throat under pressure. The overpressure ensures that the airways can no longer block.
A CPAP is suitable for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea. Especially if you are overweight you will have to opt for this treatment sooner.
Although it takes some getting used to sleeping with a CPAP, for yourself but also for your partner, the results are very good. Almost all users of a CPAP feel much more rested within a short period of time and their complaints due to sleep apnea decrease considerably.
There are also devices that change the pressure with the inhalation and exhalation and thus support your breathing, that is called BPAP. This is often used when people are extremely overweight. Heart patients who also have many central breath stops sometimes need an even more advanced device, adaptive servo ventilation. This device adjusts the pressure support with each breath. These devices are only available through special settings such as the home ventilation center.
At Ruysdael Slaapkliniek you will be guided by our pulmonologist during the fitting and setting of the pressure mask. The CPAP mask is tailor-made for you. The device is very modern and low-noise. It is also easy to travel with. You will receive guidance from our doctor, who can also read the device remotely if necessary. The settings of the CPAP can also be adjusted if necessary.