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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device/CPAP
A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device, or nasal CPAP, uses air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep. It is just one possible treatment for your sleep disorder.
At Loyola's Center for Sleep Disorders, a dedicated, full-time respiratory therapist will work with you and assist you on how to best use the machine. Your therapist will make sure that the device is working properly and the equipment fits correctly. Your therapist also can provide information about the most comfortable sleeping positions while using your CPAP.
For your convenience, you may call the Sleep Clinic to talk directly with the respiratory therapist to discuss your needs. Some issues can be addressed immediately or, if needed, they can help to schedule an appointment. Having this specialty care available for you means that you will be able to start using your device more quickly, correctly and regularly, leading to a good night's sleep and improved health. You will see better results faster.