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
- 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
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 troubleshooting
- Mask adjustment/refitting
- Data download from
machines using Smart Cardô technology
techniques to improve patient comfort
To schedule an appointment,
please call (425) 252-3693.