Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the primary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A small mask or nasal cannula is applied to the nose which is connected by tubing. Air pressure is controlled by a generator, similar to an air purifier. The pressurized air prevents the airway from collapsing and allows the lungs and heart to work under less stress. The treatment is effective immediately, and symptoms begin disappearing the next morning.
MemorialCare is proud to offer sleep studies and sleeping disorder treatments to provide relief to local residents of Long Beach and Orange County. Comprehensive evaluations of sleep disorders studies take place in our comfortable, private, hotel-like rooms. We have a wide variety of sleep studies.
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