Many people think they have sleep apnea because they snore when sleeping. However, snoring is much more common than sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. (The second, rarer type is called Central Apnea which occurs when the brain signal that instructs the body to breathe is delayed)
In obstructive sleep apnea, the body’s effort to breathe is…
normal, but the passageway for air (airway) through the mouth and the throat is partially or completely obstructed during sleep, so that breathing is interrupted.
The CPAP stops this temporary airway obstruction by blowing stream of compressed air via a mask ( as shown on the pic), thereby keeping the airway open under air pressure) so that unobstructed breathing becomes possible, reducing and/or preventing apneas
A typical CPAP machine houses the air pump in a case lined with sound-absorbing material for quieter operation. A hose carries the pressurized air to a face mask or nasal pillow.
I hope this helps
As always, live life to its fullest
Watch How a Sleep Apnea sufferer’s life dramatically improve within 48 hours using CPAP