USE OF CPAP MACHINE IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA

USE OF CPAP MACHINE IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA
The first picture shows normal open air way during sleep.Air enters through nose and goes to trachea. The tongue and the palate is in normal position. The second picture shows obstructed air way with palate and tongue falling backwards. Patient has noisy breathing with low oxygen saturation in blood. Patient struggles for breath and frequently wakes up in the night. In the morning, he/she feels tired.There is daytime sleepiness with reduced performance at work. One might fall asleep during driving with increased incidence of road traffic accidents. Low oxygen saturation in the blood can affect heart and brain with increased incidence of heart attacks and strokes. 30% of snorers get sleep apnoea. Most of the snorers are men.