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CPAP Therapy


Once youíve undergone sleep testing, your physician may prescribe continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy to treat sleep apnea. CPAP therapy involves the delivery of a pressurized air supply to your upper airway, usually through a small mask. This continuous positive pressure helps maintain an open airway during sleep.

We carry a full line of nasal masks, nasal pillows and full-face masks. To ensure you are receiving the most thorough treatment, our staff of licensed respiratory care practitioners and registered polysomnographic technologists are all extensively trained in the use of PAP therapy delivery systems. They will work with you to make sure your equipment is working to its fullest potential.


PAP therapy is used for the following sleep disorders:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is generally treated with Continuous Positive Airway
  • Pressure (CPAP) or BiLevel therapy. Based on your diagnosis, your physician will determine which form of therapy is best for you.
  • Ventilatory Problems: Patients who are diagnosed with ventilator problems may be prescribed a different form of therapy called Non-Invasive Ventilation. This type of therapy supplies pressure support with a back-up rate during sleep.
  • Central Sleep Apnea / Complex Sleep Apnea: Patients with Central Sleep Apnea or Complex Sleep Apnea may be prescribed Adaptive Servo Ventilation to control their breathing during the night. This type of therapy continuously monitors the patientís breathing pattern during sleep. Whenever it detects significant reductions or pauses in breathing, it intervenes with just enough support to maintain breathing.

Follow-Up Care
Follow-up care is very important for successful treatment. North Puget Sound Care provides patient follow-up at one, three, and twelve months after you receive your PAP Therapy equipment.

  • Equipment troubleshooting
  • Mask adjustment/refitting
  • Data download from machines using Smart Cardô technology
  • Desensitization techniques to improve patient comfort

To schedule an appointment, please call (425) 252-3693.
 

 
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