Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center
Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine located in Bakersfield, CA & Delano, CA
If you struggle with sleep apnea and getting a full night’s rest, you may be a candidate for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. At Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center, Pramil Vaghasia, MD, and Ruchi Bansal, MD, can discuss this treatment that helps you breathe easier at night, reduces your risk of complications, and improves your quality of life. Call the office in Bakersfield or Delano, California, or book an appointment online today.
What is CPAP therapy?
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy uses a special breathing machine to increase pressure in your throat and keep your airway open while you sleep. CPAP might be a good option if you struggle with obstructive sleep apnea, which is a common sleep disorder.
CPAP machines allow you to breathe easier, wake up feeling rested, snore less, and feel more alert during the day.
These machines contain a mask that covers your mouth and nose, a mask that covers just your nose, or prongs that fit into your nose while you sleep.
What are the benefits of CPAP?
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you can reap the following benefits associated with CPAP therapy:
- Noninvasive, simple treatment
- Easier breathing
- Less snoring
- Reduced daytime
- More energy
- Less depression
- Better overall health
- Lower risk of heart problems
- Improved focus and cognition
CPAP use can significantly improve your overall quality of life if you struggle with sleep apnea.
Is CPAP therapy right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for CPAP therapy, the Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center specialists review your medical history, ask about your symptoms, and evaluate your breathing.
They may recommend you undergo a sleep study at their American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited on-site sleep center or use an at-home sleep test to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea and its severity.
What happens during CPAP treatment?
If CPAP therapy is right for you, your sleep specialist shows you how to properly use a CPAP machine, wear the mask, and ensure it fits correctly. They can make adjustments to the mask or change the type of mask you wear to enhance comfortability.
Before you go to bed each night, set up your CPAP machine, attach the mask to the machine, and secure the prongs or mask to your face. Turn on the CPAP machine when you sleep and turn it off (and remove the mask) when you wake up each morning.
Don’t go through life feeling tired because of obstructive sleep apnea when CPAP therapy can help you breathe easier and sleep soundly. Call Prime Pulmonary & Sleep Center to schedule an appointment or book online today.
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8305 Brimhall Rd.,
Bakersfield, CA 93312
1205 Garces Highway,
Delano, CA 93215
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