Non-invasive ventilation is also called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.
- A CPAP device delivers air to your lungs with a slight positive pressure as you inhale and exhale.
- This lets you breathe more air without having to work harder.
- The constant pressure of this therapy helps to keep your airways open and prevents them from collapsing at night, causing sleep apnea.
What You Need to Know
- It's important that your CPAP mask fit properly.
- For CPAP therapy to work, you must use the device.
- The most common complication of non-invasive ventilation is an abrasion on your nose. Applying a wound-care dressing can eliminate this problem.
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