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: