Did You Know?To reap maximum benefits of CPAP therapy, it is essential that you breathe through the nose when wearing the CPAP mask. Mouth breathing can make the CPAP therapy less effective.
A CPAP machine is commonly recommended for people who suffer from sleep apnea and intense snoring. This is a sleep disorder in which breathing is momentarily interrupted during sleep. As a result, the person wakes up suddenly, gasping for air. These breathing pauses while asleep have been attributed to excessive relaxation of throat muscles, thereby partially blocking the air passages. CPAP machines prevent the throat tissues from collapsing by delivering constant flow of air through the airways.<