What is this article about?
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a type of non-invasive ventilation commonly used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). A CPAP is often the first-line treatment for OSA in adults and is considered the most effective non-surgical intervention (UOM 2020). Clients can use a CPAP themselves in an outpatient or home setting. OSA causes partial or complete obstruction of the airway during sleep, causing the client to stop breathing, wake up and then go back to sleep. This process may repeat hundreds of times in one night.