Florida Sleep Solutions of Jax
Sleep Medicine located in Jacksonville, FL
The national success rate for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines is about 40-50%. However, you can improve your chances of successful therapy with a CPAP clinic at Florida Sleep Solutions of Jax in Jacksonville, Florida. Sleep specialist Dennis Sorresso, MD, and his team help you navigate CPAP therapy if you’re new to it or need assistance. For more information about CPAP clinics, call Florida Sleep Solutions of Jax, or book an appointment online today.
CPAP Clinic Q & A
What is a CPAP clinic?
A CPAP clinic is a specialized treatment program to help you breathe more comfortably at night. A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine includes a mask that you wear at night to help you breathe. It sends air pressure through your airways to keep them open so you can get the oxygen you need through your lungs and into your blood. The machine is useful, but it isn’t always a successful treatment on the first try.
During your CPAP clinic at Florida Sleep Solutions of Jax, a board-certified sleep physician directs and supervises your program. They review your equipment and make sure you know exactly how to use it to your advantage. You should feel free to discuss your concerns surrounding your condition and your CPAP machine during your clinic.
Your provider at Florida Sleep Solutions of Jax can refit your mask, adjust the air pressure for your therapy, or offer additional or alternative treatment options. The goal is to help you breathe freely at night and alleviate daytime symptoms like irritability, tiredness, and trouble concentrating. Attending the clinic increases your chances of successful treatment with a CPAP machine or alternative device.
When do I need a CPAP clinic?
You should attend a CPAP clinic if you’re new to using a CPAP machine or if you can’t see the results you want from using one. CPAP is a treatment for sleep apnea, a disorder that makes it hard to breathe at night.
You might develop sleep apnea because of the tissues and structures surrounding your airway or because your brain fails to communicate to your body to breathe while you sleep. Either way, the symptoms might include:
- Pauses in your breathing during sleep
- Gasping for air at night
- Loud snoring
- Headaches in the morning
- Morning dry mouth
- Irritability during the day
- Trouble concentrating or remembering
- Daytime sleepiness
Your provider at Florida Sleep Solutions of Jax sets you up for success with CPAP therapy. While it isn’t the most effective treatment option for everyone, you have the best chance at success after a CPAP clinic.
Which concerns can I address during my CPAP clinic?
You can address any concerns you have regarding CPAP therapy during your CPAP clinic. A few common issues that people bring up during a CPAP clinic are:
- Ill-fitting masks
- Too little pressure
- Too much pressure
- Your compliance with the treatment
- Technical difficulties with your device
If your provider decides that CPAP therapy isn’t the right treatment for your nighttime breathing difficulties, they might recommend bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) therapy instead. Unlike your CPAP machine, a BiPAP machine breathes with you. It includes artificial inhalation and exhalation instead of a single ongoing stream of air pressure.
To start your CPAP clinic and improve your chances of successful sleep apnea treatment, call Florida Sleep Solutions of Jax, or book an appointment online today.