Are CPAP and APAP Equally Effective? - Sleep Apnea Thousand Oaks - Malibu - Westlake Village

Author: Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center

Most studies have shown that CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, and APAP, auto adjusting positive airway pressure, are equally effective in controlling obstructive sleep apnea; however about half of the patients in my practice who are mandated to have APAP by their insurance companies find that the quality of their sleep is better with CPAP as compared with APAP. The presumed reason is that the constantly changing pressures in APAP cause arousals much in the same way that an apnea does resulting in disruption of your night sleep. Please refer to our other video which explains the difference between CPAP and APAP. Hello I'm Dr. Ronald popper thank you for watching.

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