BPAP – Bi level Positive Airway Pressure

BPAP – Bi level Positive Airway Pressure Positive airway pressure (PAP) is a mode of respiratory ventilation used primarily in the treatment of Sleep apnea. PAP ventilation is commonly used for those who are critically ill in hospital with respiratory failure, congestive cardiac failure and acute exacerbation of COPD and asthma and in newborn infants (neonates). There are several forms of PAP devices: Continuous positive airway pressure         Read More …

Sleep Apnea: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. It is a chronic condition that disrupts your sleep.Types Obstructive sleep apnea: it is a common type of sleep apnea.in this condition the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. People with obstructive sleep apnea snore loudly.Central sleep apnea: is a much less common type of sleep apnea. This occurs when the brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing. People with central sleep apnea seldom snore.Complex sleep apnea: is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.