Your physician may suspect you have a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. If your sleep test reveals sleep apnea, the technician will have you use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine to deliver air pressure through a mask to stop obstructive apnea as well as snoring. The CPAP equipment rapidly improves sleep for most people.
There are several types of sleep therapy machines, but a CPAP machine is the most common. A CPAP machine sends a constant flow of airway pressure to your throat to ensure that your airway stays open during sleep, effectively treating the spontaneous pauses in breath associated with sleep apnea.
Treating your sleep apnea will positively impact your life by increasing your energy, alertness, and overall happiness. Begin a healthier, happier life with sleep therapy.
If you have any questions, please call St. Anthony Respiratory Care at (712) 794-5214 or email CAKlocke@stanthonyhospital.org.
The Respiratory Services office is located on the fourth floor, south wing of St. Anthony Hospital.