CPAP Specialist

Michael N. Newton MD

Pulmonology & Sleep Specialists located in Tampa, FL

When loud snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms leave you exhausted and unable to concentrate, you may be a candidate for treatment with a CPAP device. The office of Michael N. Newton MD, in Tampa, Florida, offers comprehensive evaluations for snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Newton can determine if a CPAP machine is the best treatment option to improve your sleep. Schedule an assessment to learn more about the benefits of a CPAP machine by calling the office of Michael N. Newton MD, or by booking an appointment online today.


What is a CPAP device?

Continuous pressure airway pressure (CPAP) is a device that delivers constant air into your body as you sleep. This flowing air keeps your airways open to stop your snoring and treat other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where your airways collapse inward when your muscles relax as you sleep. When you’re not able to take in enough air, you may experience pauses in your breathing or wake up in the night gasping for breath.

By using a CPAP machine, you can keep your airways open and get the air you need to function properly and get a good night’s sleep.

What can I expect using a CPAP device?

The CPAP device uses a motor that blows air into a tube. The tube connects the motor to a mask you wear while you sleep.

The CPAP mask covers your mouth and your nose to deliver continuous air into your body. You may also use a mask that only covers your nose, or has prongs that fit into your nose to provide the pressurized air.

It can take some time to adjust to using the mask while you sleep. However, with regular use and proper cleaning, using a CPAP will significantly reduce snoring and improve your sleep quality with little inconvenience to you.

Dr. Newton provides you with the resources you need to use and maintain your CPAP machine properly. 

How long does it take to benefit from a CPAP device?

Once you start using a CPAP machine to treat snoring or sleep apnea, you should see the immediate benefit of your therapy. You should use the device every time you go to sleep, including during your daytime naps.

It can take up to two weeks to achieve the full benefit of this therapy. You should sleep better, have more energy in the day, and notice improvements in your concentration and memory.

Dr. Newton continues to monitor your progress using a CPAP machine to ensure your symptoms are resolving, and you’re sleeping well every night.

To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with a CPAP machine, schedule a consultation by calling the office of Michael N. Newton MD, or by booking an appointment online today.