A continuous positive airway pressure device, or nasal CPAP, uses air pressure to keep the airway open during sleep. It is just one possible treatment for patients with sleep disorders.
At Loyola Medicine's Center for Sleep Disorders, a dedicated and full-time respiratory therapist is available to teach you to use the machine and answer any questions you may have. Your therapist will make sure that the device is working properly and the equipment fits correctly. Your therapist also can provide information about the most comfortable sleeping positions while using your CPAP.
For your convenience, you may call the sleep clinic to talk directly with the respiratory therapist to discuss your needs. Some issues can be addressed immediately or, if needed, they can help to schedule an appointment. We aim to support you in using your CPAP correctly and regularly, leading to a good night's sleep and improved health.