What is a CPAP device?
The term ‘CPAP’ refers to ‘continuous positive air pressure’. In its simplest form, a CPAP device blows air into the user’s airway to restore normal breathing and sleep patterns during the night, using a nasal or a full face mask which is connected via a tube to the device.
CPAP devices are usually prescribed in response to a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), with the healthcare provider playing a key role in patient adherence to therapy and education about the treatment, as well as ongoing monitoring.
As of the first night of treatment using a CPAP device, apneas and hypopneas disappear, leading to improved quality of sleep and gradually eliminating OSA-related difficulties in the patient’s daily life.
CPAP machines are often sold independently of masks, allowing the user to choose a mask format and specific style or brand that suits their tastes. Masks can be either full face, nasal pillows, or the less popular nasal mask.
Sefam Medical offers a range of CPAP machines, led by the flagship Starck device designed by French industrial design icon Philippe Starck. Combining cutting edge sleep technology with a sleek exterior, the Starck device delivers a less intrusive CPAP machine that blends seamlessly with users’ home environment.