Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It includes a small machine that supplies a constant and steady air pressure, a hose, and a mask or nose piece.  Sufferers of OSA experience cessations in their breathing in which obstructions in the airway cause them to stop breathing for a few seconds at a time throughout the night. Depending on the severity of one’s sleep apnea, sufferers may experience anywhere from 5 to 100 interruptions per hour in their breathing! These interruptions can lead to a variety of health issues ranging from chronic daytime drowsiness and restless sleep to heart disease and stroke.