Snoring & Sleep Apnea Specialists & Sleep Center located in Plano, TX & McKinney, TX
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is one of the primary treatments for people with obstructive sleep apnea. World-leading sleep health specialist Raj Kakar, MD, and the team at Dallas Sleep specialize in CPAP treatment and management for sleep apnea. They can help you get the best results from your CPAP therapy. Call the office in Plano or McKinney, Texas, or book an appointment online today.
CPAP Q & A
What is CPAP?
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a non-invasive ventilator that helps people with obstructive sleep apnea breathe better while they sleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes the muscles in the throat to intermittently relax when you sleep, blocking the airway passage. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
The CPAP machine provides continuous positive pressure that helps keep the airway passage open while you sleep to improve breathing. It’s one of the primary therapies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
How do I know if I need CPAP?
If you suspect you or someone you love has sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kakar at Dallas Sleep. Dr. Kakar is a snoring and sleep apnea expert and uses the 5-Step Program for Snoring and Sleep Apnea™ to determine if you need CPAP therapy.
This program includes:
- Evaluation of your medical history and symptoms
- Testing to confirm a diagnosis
- Reviewing of your treatment options
- Starting your treatment
- Follow-up appointments to monitor your sleep problem and treatments
Dr. Kakar may recommend CPAP therapy if the results of sleep study testing indicate you have obstructive sleep apnea.
How do I start CPAP therapy?
After Dr. Kakar determines you would benefit from CPAP therapy to manage your sleep apnea, you return to the office for a CPAP study. During this visit, the team determines what mask and air pressures are right for you.
If you get positive results from the CPAP study, they will fill a prescription for your CPAP equipment in-house or send it to a durable medical equipment (DME) supply company. You receive your CPAP equipment about 1-2 weeks after your CPAP study.
What happens after I start CPAP therapy?
The Dallas Sleep team has you return to the office around one month after starting CPAP treatment to see how you’re doing with your CPAP therapy.
The team requests you bring your CPAP device and mask to your first follow-up appointment so they can adjust the fit of your mask and air pressure settings as needed. The team also reviews the data collected from your CPAP smartcard to ensure you get optimal treatment for your sleep apnea.
The Dallas Sleep team are experts in CPAP treatment and management and can help you achieve the best results. Call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online today.