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The SleepNZ website is hosted by SLEEP WELL THERAPY, providing sales and clinical support for Fisher & Paykel CPAP equipment for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea throughout New Zealand.
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... all about CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (CPAP)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines are the generally accepted method of overcoming OSA and increasingly are being used to manage problematic snoring.
A CPAP unit delivers lightly pressurised air through a small nasal, oral or full face mask and this flow of air acts like an 'air splint' to keep the upper airway open and thus prevent apneas from occuring.
Almost immediate relief of the symptoms of OSA occurs with the use of CPAP and patients often report that there is a dramatic increase of daytime alertness and energy after just a few nights treatment. Hypertension is often dramatically decreased thus enabling medications to be lowered or stopped.
CPAP treatment is for the long-term and mask fit and comfort has been found to be a significant factor in whether patients continue their treatment, or whether the whole ensemble ends up under the bed!
For this reason we only make available MASKS from Fisher & Paykel that meet certain strict criteria including:
- Ease of fit
- Convenience in putting on and taking off
- Minimal air venting