In todays hectic world more and more people around the world are suffering from sleep related disorders and sleep apnea is one of the most prevalent ones. The sufferers of sleep apnea are relatively large now. In sleep apnea there is a temporary cessation of respiration which causes a lot of discomfort to the victim. A CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is a type of equipment which provides air pressure unceasingly during the course of the sleeping cycle of the apnea patient. The term CPAP, however, does not mean that the air which is continuously delivered will be at a constant pressure. Therefore, the appropriate and correct name to use for a CPAP machine which routinely adjusts the pressure setting according to the needs of the patient is known as an automatic CPAP machine.
During normal or regular sleep, the patient goes through a period of interrupted or constricted breathing or termination of breathing due to an impediment or blockade in the upper respiratory tract. Snoring sounds are thus caused by the stressed breathing and this explains why wheezing is common occurrence in all the sufferers of sleep apnea. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine confirms a stable stream of air into the air ways and eradicates the snoring.
A CPAP machine is intended to blow air or oxygen through the patient or the sufferers partly logged or congested airway in order to remove the blockage or the obstruction and to permit breathing normally. An automatic CPAP machine does not necessarily utilize the constant pressure. This machine is instead designed any anomaly in the breathing of the patient with the help of an intelligent feedback system. When the machine senses the breathing to be good or perfect, the delivered air pressure will be lower than what it is in case of an abnormality. On the other hand, when the machine senses unequal or unseemly breathing; that is when there is an apnea, hyperpnoea or snoring type of sleep disorders then automatically the delivered pressure becomes steadily much higher.
The main parts of a general CPAP machine normally have three components - the airflow generator, the face mask, and a type of hose which is used to attach the cover or the mask to the air generator. CPAP suppliers in different cities and towns carry a line of different models, types and parts and would be willing to rent these to the patients without costing much. It is better than buying the whole set of devices and is also very cost friendly.