CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

CPAP is a type of therapy that delivers pressurised air at one prescribed fixed pressure throughout the night to keep your airway open so that you don't stop breathing in your sleep (that is, have an ' apnea'). This is suitable for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). See also: Apnea; Sleep apnea; Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); APAP; VPAP