CPAP, short for continuous positive airway pressure, is a form of therapy in which a device is used to improve airflow into the lungs of an individual. This kind of improvement makes it possible to increase the possibility of breathing at night. Many people struggle with sleeping problems and not having enough air enter their lungs while attempting to sleep. Due to this, the CPAP Headgear is required. this is a device that is made up of different straps, one which curves around the base of the head and a second that either is positioned several inches higher or it curves over the crown of the head, in order to provide a snug fit. On the front of the mask is a breathing tube which is fitted directly over the nose. This breathing mask connects to a circular tube and this tube connects to an oxygen like machine that pushes air into the nose, making it easier for the person to breathe while sleeping.
Now, there are a few general risks based on the usage of CPAP headgear. None of these are life threatening and are more minor than anything else. When compared to going without quality sleep though, the pros heavily outweigh the cons. For people who first start to use the CPAP headgear, they tend to have excessive dreaming as their body is not yet use to the extensive sleep. Outside of this, dry nose and a sore throat may happen at the beginning. Now, it is important to use a humidifier with the device if the air is dry. Without the aid of a humidifier in the room, the air that is pumped into the nose and mouth is going to be dry, and this forced air can dry out the entire nasal cavity.