CPAP therapy is an effective way to treat patients with complicated snoring, that is, with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. It has no absolute contraindications and can be used for moderate to severe OSAS. Thanks to its use, healthy sleep is restored, and with it mental performance increases, memory and concentration improve. It also reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and sudden death in sleep.
The device is a compressor and a mask connected to each other with a flexible hose. Before going to bed, the patient puts on a mask on his face, and the compressor creates a slight positive pressure in it when breathing. The airway of the patient in a dream is straightened with air, and the obstruction is eliminated.
Most patients notice a significant improvement
in well-being after the first night of treatment with the snoring machine.
Long-term results of CPAP therapy also give very good results.
See the feedback of a patient with sleep apnea about her state of health after initiating treatment in our Center.
Prisma CPAP machines have now been developed Line from the new line of Weinmann – Loewenstein (Germany). Their use allows the most effective and comfortable treatment of the entire spectrum of respiratory disorders in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
How to treat snoring folk methods
From folk remedies for the treatment of snoring, sea buckthorn oil can be used, which reduces the dryness of the mucous membranes and improves nasal breathing. The price of such a “drug against snoring” will be 70-300 rubles per bottle. Phytocollections that have a general tonic effect can slightly reduce airway obstruction : birch leaves, knotweed grass, dandelion and eleutherococcus roots.
However, one should not place great hopes on all these means: objectively speaking, their effectiveness is very small. Read more about the treatment of snoring folk remedies here.
Differences in the treatment of snoring in men and women
The principles of snoring and OSAS therapy in men and women are the same. But among the causative factors in men, alcohol use and smoking are more common, so among the main recommendations for the treatment of snoring for men, you can often find advice to give up bad habits. However, many women “abuse” sedatives, so they may need to not only treat snoring, but also treat other sleep disorders.
The debut of snoring in women often occurs at the menopausal age (over
50), since a decrease in the production of female hormones leads to a decrease
in muscle tone and thinning of the mucous membranes, which also applies to the
tissues of the pharynx.
Often the need for the treatment of snoring in women occurs during pregnancy. At this time, both the woman herself and her unborn child are very vulnerable to a lack of oxygen. Are you pregnant and do you snore? Then you should contact a somnologist to make sure that there are no complicated forms of the disorder and take timely measures if you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Treatment for snoring in a child
Chronic diseases of the oropharynx and nasopharynx, sometimes found in children, can also lead to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. This negatively affects the intellectual development of the child, leads to the appearance of hyperactivity and aggressiveness. To avoid such problems, a doctor may treat snoring in children by removing the palatine tonsils or adenoids. For allergic rhinitis in children, mometasone can help control snoring .
CPAP therapy is the main and most effective treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When it is carried out, the respiratory tract of a person during sleep is constantly inflated with a small stream of air. For CPAP therapy, a small device (compressor) is used, which, through a long flexible tube, under slight positive pressure, pumps air into a mask worn on the sleeping person’s face.
To start treatment with a CPAP device, it is necessary to undergo a trial treatment in order to select an effective therapeutic air pressure and assess subjective acceptability. To do this, you can contact the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Rehabilitation Clinic in Khamovniki by phone +7 (495) 775-60-33, and we will definitely help you!
Effects of CPAP therapy
In patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, due to loss of muscle tone, there is a complete overlap of the lumen of the pharynx with soft tissues. At the same time, the sleeping person continues to make respiratory movements, trying to inhale, but his efforts are not enough to straighten the airways and restore the flow of air into the lungs. There can be a lot of such breath holdings, lasting up to a minute: with moderate apnea in only 1 hour, there are at least 15 of them, and with a severe form of the disease – over 30. Because of this, oxygen starvation occurs; in the most severe forms of sleep apnea, a person may not breathe for up to 3-4 hours a night in total.
CPAP therapy eliminates obstruction (blockage) of the airways and respiratory arrest. The respiratory function is normalized, and the organs (primarily the tissues of the brain and heart) cease to experience oxygen starvation. The results of such treatment are impressive: the risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden death in sleep is significantly reduced, the normal structure of sleep is restored, daytime sleepiness disappears, intellectual and physical performance, concentration and memory improve.
Patient reviews about CPAP therapy
For many patients, especially those diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, CPAP therapy becomes a lifesaver. They note a significant improvement in health and well-being. That is why 80% of people with severe obstructive sleep apnea who have tried home CPAP therapy on themselves begin to use devices for treatment on an ongoing basis.
People who have less severe breathing disorders during sleep (patients with moderate OSAS) remain adherent to treatment in about 50% of cases. Patients with mild sleep apnea are willing to sleep in a mask only 20% of the time. True, there is good news for them: a mild degree of OSAS lends itself well to correction by other methods, allowing many patients to achieve normal breathing during sleep without the use of CPAP devices.
Video review of a patient about a long-term course of CPAP therapy at the Sleep Medicine Center. How is CPAP therapy tolerated? Are there any negative points?
Below is another interview of our patient, who has been using the CPAP machine for 7 years. You will find out how much his health has changed over the years, whether there were breaks in treatment, whether there were any difficulties in using the device. What advice would a patient have for people who are experiencing the same symptoms of the disease that they had before starting treatment?
Price for CPAP therapy
CPAP therapy is a treatment that the patient carries out independently at home. The cost of the device is 30-100 thousand rubles. The price depends on the class of the device.
Each patient who has completed a CPAP selection course can rent a device and try using it at home for several days.
CPAP therapy at home
If you decide to receive CPAP therapy at home, a sleep specialist will help you choose a treatment device that is ideal for your case.
The device can be equipped with an air humidifier, it is able to adjust itself to the phases of inhalation and exhalation, choosing the amount of positive pressure it creates in automatic mode. There are many different masks for CPAP therapy – nasal, oronasal, cannula masks, which help to achieve maximum comfort for each of the patients.
In this video, the patient talks about choosing a mask for CPAP therapy and his feelings from using it.
If you are considering the possibility of using a CPAP therapy device, you can get qualified advice on this issue at the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Rehabilitation Clinic in Khamovniki . They will conduct an examination and select a treatment regimen that will allow you to completely eliminate sleep apnea, minimize the health risks associated with OSAS, and improve your quality of life.