The use of a CPAP machine is still considered the gold standard when it comes to the treatment of sleep apnea. The problem? The average sleep apnea patient is either completely adverse to its use, declining it altogether, or does not use it optimally.
This is made more difficult by the fact that titration is usually done in a lab setting, slowly increasing the pressure to help a patient acclimate. The good news is that there are now autoadjusting CPAP devices, also known as ACPAP, that take away some of the irritation patients feel about the entire process. Read More