Jefferson University Hospitals

CPAP Therapy

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, your physician may recommend a specific therapy known as continuous positive airway pressure or more commonly known as CPAP.

Sleep apnea means that you literally stop breathing while you are sleeping. In many instances, you may stop breathing multiple times.

What Does Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Involve?

CPAP machines work by forcing air through the airway passage at a pressure high enough to prevent apneas and can be prescribed for both obstructive and central sleep apnea.

At Jefferson's widely acclaimed Sleep Disorders Center, sleep specialists can accurately diagnose your sleep apnea. A CPAP machine has a flexible tube that connects the machine with a mask or other interface device that is worn over the nose and/or mouth while you sleep.

Treating Children with Sleep Apnea

If your child is experiencing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, our sleep medicine specialists are highly skilled in performing CPAP therapy for children.

Rely on the experts of our Sleep Disorders Center to help you or your child get a good night's sleep.