Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects around 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of middle-aged women in the UK. When we sleep, the muscles in our bodies relax, and in some people this can lead to the relaxation on the muscles the throat which we use for breathing. When this happens, breathing can stop for up to 10 seconds, and then the sufferer will be jolted away as they gasp for breath. Since it only happens when we sleep, it’s unlikely that a sufferer will know it’s happening, making it very difficult to diagnose.
If you find yourself feeling very tired, even after a long night’s sleep, if you have a history of loud snoring, and often find yourself gasping at night, there’s a chance you suffer from sleep apnea. The first step is to see a doctor to rule out anything more serious. After that, you should consider trying CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure and is used to treat sleep apnea. The patient wears a face mask, or sometimes just a nasal mask, which delivers a continuous flow of air during sleep. This continuous flow of air helps to prevent the nasal passages from collapsing and results in a more restful night’s sleep.
We currently stock three CPAP devices for sleep apnea. While the majority of CPAP devices on the market look like small cars, ours are all compact and incredibly travel-friendly.
The Transcend CPAP Machine is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and uses unique air bearing blower technology to deliver continuous air without any excessive noise or vibrations. You can see how truly tiny this device is when viewed next to an average set of car keys. You’d barely even notice this on your bedside table.
The Transcend EZEX CPAP Machine is a newer model with advanced humidification options – while most devices require huge amounts of distilled water and a messy cleanup process, this device has done away with that added hassle. This makes it perfect for taking on holiday so you don’t have to lose sleep while you’re away.
And finally, the Transcend AUTO Machine is the most advanced and continually monitors your breathing throughout the night to offer a custom pressure relief.
All of these devices are customisable with nose/face masks, LCD docking stations and more. Get in touch to build your perfect CPAP treatment for sleep apnea!