A CPAP Machine can help manage sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition affecting millions of people throughout the world. Affected persons usually gasp for air during their sleep and may sometimes wake up due breathe shortage. This breathing difficulty during sleep are caused by throat obstruction. The condition is incurable, but it’s possible to manage sleep apnea through the use of a Continuous Positive Airway Apnea Pressure machine (CPAP machine). These machines are usually fitted with the CPAP mask for better breathing and comfort. At Apnea Seal we can provide custom 3D masks for patients of all ages. The treatment is one of the most effective interventions and is popular for the following reasons.
Enables Better Breathing
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disorder that causes a shortage of breathing every five to ten minutes. The CPAP machine pushes air into the patient’s lungs thus making breathing a lot easier. It also prevents the throat from obstructing and assures the patient of uninterrupted sleep.
Small And Portable
The CPAP machine is very small and can be carried around with ease. This feature enables patients to have their machine even on trips by road or air.
The efficiency of the machines is unmatched. The machines help the patient breathe by pumping air through a patient’s nostrils into their lungs while they sleep. Coupled with a good mask, the machines can work noiselessly while providing them with all the air they need for a good night’s sleep.
A Range of Masks
Most CPAP machines are supplied with a mask, and these range from a small nasal pillow that fits under the patient’s nose, to a nasal mask (covers the nose) through to a full face mask (covers the nose and mouth). These masks are made with a “one size fits all approach”, where the only real “customisation” is a selection of nose size fittings.
A real breakthrough has recently happened with the introduction of a custom CPAP mask, that is produced by 3D printing after a photographic capture is taken of the patient’s nasal area. The ApneaSeal is available in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.