Sleep Apnea & CPAP Mask Treatment

Loud snoring, morning headaches, or waking with a sore throat could be symptoms of sleep apnea. Receive a free medical sleep assessment to know the cause and learn more about CPAP masks and other sleep apnea treatment options.

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, which causes poor sleep and low blood oxygen levels. It affects more than 20% of adults worldwide and is linked to other serious health conditions, such as heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, stroke, and cognitive/mental disorders.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Man with sleep apnea snoring in bed

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have sleep apnea:

  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • Morning sore or dry throat
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Periods of breathing cessation during sleep

How is sleep apnea treated?

CPAP Mask for Sleep Apnea Treatment

People diagnosed with sleep apnea have a variety of treatments available to them. The most common is sleeping with a CPAP mask (continuous positive airway pressure). CPAP masks work by providing continuous but mild airway pressure as you breathe. This pressure keeps the airway from collapsing or becoming blocked. It's important to know that a CPAP mask does not breathe for you. Instead, it provides continuous airway pressure on breaths you initiate. A good CPAP mask operates quietly and fits comfortably while you sleep.

How do you diagnose sleep apnea?

CPAP Mask for sleep apnea treatment

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is best diagnosed by a physician specializing in sleep medicine. Centre for Sleep's doctors will determine if you have sleep apnea and fit you with a CPAP mask or discuss alternative sleep apnea treatments.

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