What is CPAP therapy?

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP therapy is the most recommended and the most effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

A CPAP machine provides air at a constant prescribed pressure through a tube and out of a CPAP mask to a person with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. CPAP therapy provides a constant airflow which holds the airway open so that uninterrupted breathing is maintained during sleep. This eliminates sleep apnea events and allows the patient to get a restful sleep.

The pressure of the air is determined during your sleep study and your doctor will prescribe you a CPAP machine at that pressure.

CPAP therapy is traditionally provided through a nasal mask that seals around the nose. However, more innovative and comfortable options are available and advances in the delivery of CPAP therapy are continually occurring.

What are the benefits of using CPAP?


Successful CPAP users report improvements in:

·         Quality of sleep

·         Quality of life

·         Energy and motivation

·         Mood

·         Job performance

·         Sexual drive and performance

·         Alertness while driving

Clifton Center For Sleep Disorders
6 Brighton Road, Suite 106, Clifton, NJ 07012
Phone: 973.272.6933  Fax: 973.272.6935