If you are diagnosed with a pretty straightforward case of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you may be prescribed positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for treatment. Those who qualify for CPAP therapy may often qualify for APAP. What is the difference between the two treatments?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be difficult to treat. Finding the perfect air pressure setting for some patients can be a real challenge. For this reason, many physicians prescribe an Auto-CPAP (or APAP) machine instead of a CPAP delivery system, because they put their trust in the “smart technology” that comes with auto-titrating devices.