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  • continuous positive airway pressure


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  • She calls the CPAP "the most unromantic device ever," but says using the machine or an oral applicance can rescue a troubled marriage.

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  • Apparently, my sleep apnea is severe enough to warrant a thingy they call a CPAP machine.

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  • Researchers speculate that improved short-term CPAP compliance may improve long-term compliance.

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  • Today's undisputed best treatment, called CPAP, uses special bedtime masks to gently blow air through the nose to keep airways open.

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  • This results in: fragmented, poor sleep low blood oxygen levels an increased risk for myriad health problems, including hypertension, heart disease, mood and memory problems the recommendation from your doctor to use a machine called a CPAP at night to keep your airway open for sound sleep

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  • As far as she was concerned, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine — known as a CPAP — was a threat to her 22-year marriage.

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  • The most commonly prescribed apnea treatment, it's called CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure.

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  • Now, a portable mask called a CPAP forces heated air into his windpipe as he sleeps from 8: 30 p.m. to 7 in the morning.

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  • Several weeks later Yasso was back at NYU to be fitted with a machine called CPAP (for continuous positive airway pressure) that would keep her breathing steadily throughout the night.

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  • Today there are devices called CPAP machines that open airways and pump in oxygen.

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  • Stands for "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure."

    July 9, 2010