At first, using a CPAP machine may feel a little strange. It won’t be long though before you’ll be getting the great benefits of breathing better sleep, waking up feeling more refreshed and getting on with your day without that heavy-head feeling.
Benefits of CPAP
It’s important to remember that there are many advantages to CPAP therapy: it can improve daytime alertness due to better quality sleep; reduce snoring or apnea symptoms; prevent oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and periodontitis from worsening; can help people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel less tired during the day.
How Does CPAP Work?
good cpap machines works in two main ways. Firstly, the air pressure is increased. This helps keep open your airways during sleep, by simply pushing them apart. Secondly, the machine provides puffs of air that may keep you breathing throughout the night (if you have apnea). This helps prevent your airways from collapsing which causes sleep apnea and snoring. It’s important to remember that not all people will have both problems, so it doesn’t work for everyone.
What Happens If I Don’t Use CPAP?
If you don’t use your CPAP machine and you have sleep apnea, then the following may happen: your blood pressure may increase and your daytime alertness can suffer. This can lead to various health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and obesity. On the other hand if you have loud snoring or mild apnea without oxygen desaturation (which means no drops in blood oxygen levels) then simply losing weight may be enough to reduce the symptoms.