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What is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for snoring?

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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a treatment in which a mask is worn over the nose and/or mouth while you sleep. The mask is hooked up to a machine that delivers a continuous flow of air into the nostrils. The pressure from air flowing into the nostrils helps keep the airways open so that breathing is not impaired. Other PAP machines are also available, including the BiPAP, which has two levels of air pressure, and the VPAP for varying levels of air pressure.

From: Sleep Disorders and Snoring Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES.  The Cleveland Clinic. 

National Sleep Foundation.

American Association of Sleep Apnea. 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

SOURCES.  The Cleveland Clinic. 

National Sleep Foundation.

American Association of Sleep Apnea. 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

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