What is a CPAP Clinic?

Our board-certified specialists at Gwinnett Sleep provide individualized care at our CPAP Clinic. During CPAP therapy, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines work to treat obstructive sleep apnea, abnormal breathing, and other breathing disorders during sleep.

When Do You Need to Consult a Sleep Specialist?

If you’ve struggled with sleep over a long period of time, you may need to consult a sleep specialist. Seeking a specialist could also be beneficial if you believe you are experiencing a sleeping disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea.

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Also known as OSA, obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition that affects more than 12 million Americans. This condition stems from a blockage of air flow through the throat during sleep. OSA leads to decreased oxygen delivery to the body (oxygen desaturation).

If untreated, sleep apnea can cause:

Gwinnett Sleep utilizes two types of Positive Airway Pressure machines (PAP). Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP) deliver continuous airway pressure, while Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure machines (BiPAP) adjust pressure.

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.

During CPAP titration, the nasal CPAP is fitted by spending one night adjusting pressures. Once determined, a fixed pressure CPAP machine is prescribed.

The pressure in our auto CPAP machines automatically adjusts throughout the night to meet patient needs. Our practice utilizes the latest CPAP technology by ResMed and Respironics.

Some patients find the forced air to be drying and uncomfortable. In these cases, humidifiers are inserted to reduce nasal and pharyngeal discomfort.

At Gwinnett Sleep, our skillfully trained specialists are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest research and technologies involving sleep to provide you with the best treatment. From consultation to treatment, we will work with you every step of the way to create a custom plan for your condition. Our team is fully committed to you because your health is important to us.

What Are Some Common CPAP Clinic Services?

Everyone is different, so shouldn’t your care and treatment options match your needs? Our team of physicians offers a range of CPAP clinic services to ensure you get the care that’s right for you. Below is a list of the services we offer:

  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Impotency
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Loud snoring
  • Memory problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dry mouth upon awakening
  • Nocturnal snorting, gasping, choking (may wake self up)
  • Chest retraction during sleep in young children (chest pulls in)

How is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated?

Gwinnett Sleep utilizes two types of Positive Airway Pressure machines (PAP). Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP) deliver continuous airway pressure, while Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure machines (BiPAP) adjust pressure.

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.

During CPAP titration, the nasal CPAP is fitted by spending one night adjusting pressures. Once determined, a fixed pressure CPAP machine is prescribed.

The pressure in our auto CPAP machines automatically adjusts throughout the night to meet patient needs. Our practice utilizes the latest CPAP technology by ResMed and Respironics.

Some patients find the forced air to be drying and uncomfortable. In these cases, humidifiers are inserted to reduce nasal and pharyngeal discomfort.

At Gwinnett Sleep, our skillfully trained specialists are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest research and technologies involving sleep to provide you with the best treatment. From consultation to treatment, we will work with you every step of the way to create a custom plan for your condition. Our team is fully committed to you because your health is important to us.

What Are Some Common CPAP Clinic Services?

Everyone is different, so shouldn’t your care and treatment options match your needs? Our team of physicians offers a range of CPAP clinic services to ensure you get the care that’s right for you. Below is a list of the services we offer:

D.M.E. (Durable Medical Equipment):

  • We will help you set up your CPAP/BiPAP machine, fit your mask to your comfort, and replace any necessary CPAP equipment, like your mask, hose, filter, etc.

CPAP Education:

  • Discover how to become comfortable using CPAP therapy to improve quality of sleep.

CPAP Support Groups (Coming Soon):

  • Gain support as you share experiences and learn from others.

Ambulatory Studies (Pulse Oximetry):

  • A non-invasive method of monitoring oxygenation

During your appointments, you and your specialists will discuss your concerns and questions. If you have more specific questions regarding our CPAP clinic, please contact us, and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

Schedule an Appointment with a Sleep Specialist

As sleep specialists, it is our job to improve your quality of sleep and overall health. At Gwinnett Sleep, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond for you. Our physicians and staff work hard to learn and implement state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and treatment strategies that benefit you and your needs. You can feel good knowing you’re in good hands. To schedule your consultation appointment, contact us today.

Sarah J. Hayat, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, Dr. Hayat has been practicing in Gwinnett County for over 4 years.
Vosudesh K. Pai, M.D.
Dr. Vosudesh Pai is from Hyderabad, India where he received a Doctorate in Mdeicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary.
Susmita Rajanala, M.D.
Dr. Sushmita Rajanala is from Hyderabad, India where she received a Doctorate in Mdeicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine from Seton Hall University, New Jersey.
Rajesh R. Jasani M.D.
Dr. Jasani has been as pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine physician in Gwinnett for over 10 years.
Prasad S. Garimella, M.D.
Dr. Garimella has been a Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician in private practice for over 8 years.