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What Is a CPAP Machine Used For? Topic Guide

What Is a CPAP Machine Used For? What Is a CPAP Machine Used For?: CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, and usually refers to a machine that uses mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep the airways open during sleep. A CPAP machine usually includes a mask or nosepiece that fits over the mouth and nose, straps to attach the mask and fit it securely onto the head, a hose that connects the mask to a motor, and a motor that moves air through the tube. CPAP machines are used to treat sleep apnea.