CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is the most effective form of treatment for sleep apnea.  CPAP machines work by delivering positive air pressure via a mask that a patient wears.  The positive pressure creates a stenting effect on the airway. CPAP machines are most often used in conjunction with a heated humidifier. They are lightweight and portable and are also very quiet, creating a white-noise type of sound. 


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