Month: May 2021

How does my CPAP machine know when you stop breathing

How Does my CPAP Machine Know When You Stop Breathing?

A CPAP machine is an assistive machine that pumps oxygen through a mask when someone with sleep apnea is asleep. Therefore, it doesn’t know when you stop breathing. A CPAP machine doesn’t work in the same way as a defibrillator, for example, which sends electrical shocks to the body when someone has stopped breathing. A professional …

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause High Blood Pressure at Night?

Obstructive sleep apnea is when negative pressure is applied to your airway during your sleep, forcing your breathing to become labored and affecting your oxygen levels. Common factors that can lead to this are age, lifestyle, excessive weight, or a predisposition to narrow airways. Central sleep apnea occurs when there is miscommunication between your brain and …

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What are the Bad Side Effects of Using the CPAP Machine?

A CPAP machine is used by those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. By increasing the air pressure in the individual’s throat it allows them to breathe with greater ease whilst preventing the airways from collapsing. Though there are many benefits of using a CPAP machine, there are also several side effects associated with its use. …

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