There are some situations where an EPPICard may not be an appropriate option, such as if you are involved in a car accident, or when you have a cardiac emergency. In some situations, your family physician will probably prescribe an EPPICard, as well as a hospital EPPICard. If you choose to take the EPPICard, it is a good idea to discuss it with your doctor in advance to make sure you understand the risks and benefits.
The EPPICard contains two main components: an ECPAP mask that you will wear and a CPAP machine. These two pieces are designed to work together and are very effective for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and those who have had cardiac arrest or other emergency medical conditions. The ECPAP mask fits over the nose, and the CPAP machine is placed in the mouth, usually by means of a suction tube inserted through the nostrils into the throat.
When you wear the EPPICard, it is designed to help you breathe without the use of a mouthpiece, which makes it very effective at treating sleep apnea. Your EPPICard includes a battery pack and an alarm that goes off at the first sign of trouble, which your doctor can see and listen to using a portable device.
When you wear your EPPICard and the CPAP machine, the EPPICard will provide enough air pressure in order to keep your airway open during sleep, while the machine is running, and this will cause you to be more relaxed during the day, which means your symptoms will go away more quickly and you won't experience any more problems sleeping at night. Your doctor can use the EPPICard to give you a more comfortable night's sleep than he would have otherwise been able to do by having you wear a mouthpiece. Your doctor can check how well you sleep without the CPAP machine, but your EPPICard can give you a better nights' sleep.
Another advantage to using a EPPICard is that it can help you sleep longer. If you suffer from insomnia, your problems can worsen if you are kept awake with constant interruptions to sleep, and these interruptions lead to an inability to get to sleep at all. With the EPPICard, your doctor can adjust the settings to ensure you get to sleep at night without interruption, and to ensure you get . . . . . . the rest that you need every night. in order to remain healthy and feel better during the day. When you don't get the sleep you need at night, you have to worry about everything you do.
If you are worried about whether or not you should have an EPPICard, consider some of the disadvantages to not having a mask to help treat your sleep apnea. Some people who wear a EPPICard are reluctant to sleep without it. It is possible that your breathing can become obstructed during the night, and you could wake up with shortness of breath. An EPPICard mask isn't always the safest sleep appliance on the market, because they aren't as safe as regular masks. Also, if you are a smoker, your doctor might suggest you stop using it, but the EPPICard itself isn't considered a smoking cessation device.