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What does CPAP mean?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

CPAP is the abbreviation for continuous positive airway pressure. This is a treatment for people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. With CPAP, a face mask is worn at night. The mask is attached to a machine that sends pressurized air into your airway, keeping it open while you sleep. This can help to eliminate snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms.

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