Sleep apnea is a cessation of breathing that can result in lack of sleep, irritability, lack of concentration, tiredness, and, in severe cases, heart attacks. The apnea is prompted either by a failure of the brain to communicate with the respiratory muscles or an obstructed airway associated with the tongue or muscles of the pharynx or larynx. The more efficient treatment, although one that many people prefer not to use, is the CPAP

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    The generator increases the air pressure so that the air is actually forced into the lungs. This is the opposite of what happens in a normal breath.
    The generator sucks the air out of the lungs actively, whereas in a normal expiration it is passively accomplished.
    There is no difference between the breathing mechanics. The generator produces negative pressure breathing, causing the air to be sucked into the lung in a similar way to normal breathing.

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The generator increases the air pressure so that the air is actually forced into the lungs. This is the opposite of what happens in a normal breath.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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