Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) (Sleep
Body Area: Head / Neck
Body Parts: Brain
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a machine that delivers air pressure through a mask placed over your nose while you sleep. The machine creates pressure that is greater than that of the surrounding air pressure. This is designed to keep your upper airway passages open, preventing apnea and snoring. A specialist will help you adjust the settings so that you are comfortable.