When a patient has obstructive sleep apnea, there are many treatments that can help. AutoPAP, which is also known at auto-titrating CPAP, auto-adjusting CPAP, or self-adjusting CPAP, is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea that provides positive airway pressure. Unlike CPAP, which is set to deliver one continuous pressure, AutoPAP can deliver a range of pressures to fit your needs. Through the use of algorithms, AutoPAP senses subtle changes in your nighttime breathing to deliver only the amount of pressure necessary to keep the airway open. Because AutoPAP adjusts the pressure to the airways automatically, it allows for change during the night as your sleep patterns change.
Like CPAP, AutoPAP involves a machine with a hose or tubing and a mask. AutoPAP can be adjusted to accommodate a stuffy nose, sedative use, and other conditions. The AutoPAP machine is quieter than the CPAP, which means better sleep for you and your partner. For more information about the benefits of AutoPAP in Rockville, Maryland, and other sleep apnea treatments, we invite you to call us at Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABCDSM soon. Your dentist, Dr. Chetan Parikh, and his friendly team are eager to care for you. We will help you reach a better night sleep through our sleep apnea appliances.