Who needs CPAP | General CPAP FAQ
WHO NEEDS CPAP?CPAP is used by patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP – or an alternative method of treatment – is necessary to ensure that the individual’s airway remains unobstructed and able to transmit oxygen to the lungs. If you’re exhibiting symptoms of OSA, such as loud snoring, sleepiness, lack of energy during the day, or waking up with a very sore throat, you may require the use of CPAP therapy. To find out whether you’re in need of treatment, we recommend consulting with your GP. A person who show symptoms of OSA will typically undergo an overnight sleep study which measures sleep, breathing and oxygen levels, before providing a diagnosis.