CPAP Machine stands for Continuous positive airway pressure unit and it basically increases the air pressure and the airflow in the throat and respiratory systems of a person hence eliminating the risk of airways collapsing while a person sleeps. It will maintain the desired pressure and keep the airways open at all times,improving sleep quality.
These machines are complex but they have three main parts which should be explained. Those parts are:
The motor in these machines works as an air compressor. It will draw the air from the room, pressure it and send it through the hoses and the mask reaching your respiratory system.
The hose is used to transfer the pressurized air from the motor to the mask.
Mask will direct the air through the nose and mouth and make sure all the pressure gets where it should. They are available in different sizes and in different designs. However, a person usually finds one or two masks to suit him the best.