A CPAP machine is a device that is worn while you sleep to help treat sleep apnea. CPAP stands for “continuous positive airway pressure”.
While it may initially seem like a hassle to get a prescription for a CPAP machine, it is an excellent service for patients. Understanding what type of machine to purchase and the settings you require will help ensure a successful outcome and proper long-term use. When you visit Texas ENT Specialists for your CPAP consultation, our providers will do the following:
- Review your sleep apnea diagnosis, and help you understand which category you fall into.
- Help you select the proper CPAP machine for your unique needs
- Explain the mask options available to you, and help you select one
- Walk you through the settings of the machine, including helping select the correct pressure settings.
By going through these steps with a trained provider, you’ll achieve a better understanding of your CPAP machine, which will lead to the best possible use and outcome. The prescription also helps patients receive reimbursement or assistance through their health insurance provider.