What is CPAP?
CPAP (pronounced ‘see pap’) is a device used mainly to treat moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). However, it can be useful to treat other complaints such as; Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome and mild symptomatic OSA, where other treatments have been unsuccessful.
CPAP delivers pressurised room air through a mask that you wear at night. This air prevents your upper airway from narrowing and closing when you are asleep enabling more efficient sleep. Our CPAPs adjust the pressure to your own specific requirements, which is set up at the initiation appointment. Please view the videos below for more information;
At Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we work together with our service partner, ResMed, to treat sleep apnoea.
Our trained physiologists will set you up with the appropriate equipment to enable a better night’s sleep; it is all part of the service.
There is a selection of different types of equipment available, and as these are continually developed and improved, we constantly review these. Consequently we have the knowledge and expertise to select the equipment best suited for you based on our initial assessment, clinical judgement, and on-going patient feedback.