CPAP CLINIC

Here at Gwinnett Sleep we take the time to find the right CPAP products for each of our patients through close personal attention and caring. We are quality leader in our field, possessing in-depth knowledge of the products we offer. Our staff consists of Registered Respiratory Therapists and Registered Sleep Technologist.

Sleep disorders like Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be treated with the usage of a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. PAP devices are also used to treat chronic respiratory failure, abnormal breathing with CHF, and other breathing disorders during sleep.

The CPAP clinic provides a variety of services at our Lawrenceville location. Common CPAP clinic services are listed below:

DME

ProVent Therapy

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Ambulatory Studies (PULSE OXIMETRY)

CPAP Education

CPAP Support Groups (Soon to be started)

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a serious condition affecting more than twelve million Americans. This condition is due to blockage of air flow through the throat while sleeping. OSA leads to decreased oxygen delivery to the body, termed oxygen desaturation.

If gone untreated, Sleep Apnea can cause:

What is CPAP/BiPAP?

PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) machines are of two kinds: Nasal CPAP(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and Bi level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines. The nasal CPAP machines deliver continuous airway pressure while breathing in and breathing out. Alternatively, Bi PAP machine has a mechanism to adjust the different pressure pressures while breathing in and out.

Nasal CPAP is delivered with a mask held against the nose with a head strap. A tube leading into the mask is connected to a mechanism that blows air into the mask and maintains a fixed pressure. This pressure splints the collapsing airway, preventing obstruction.

Although the apparatus is not glamorous, the fact of the matter is, it works. Patients do sleep with the CPAP machine, and those who use it successfully stop snoring, sleep better, feel better and recognize marked improvement in their ability to function both at work and at home.

During CPAP titration, the nasal CPAP is fitted by spending one night trying different pressures to determine the best possible pressure. Once determined, a fixed pressure CPAP machine is prescribed. Some people find the forced air is drying and uncomfortable. For these individuals, humidifiers inserted in line with the CPAP will humidify the CPAP air and reduce nasal and pharyngeal discomforts.