Dr. Colin Sullivan, an Australian Pulmonologist invented the CPAP machine, in 1981. CPAP is an acronym for Continuous Positive Air Pressure. It is pronounced as see pap. A CPAP machine also indicates other PAP machine models; bi-level PAP (with independent pressure for inhalation and exhalation) and auto-adjusting PAP ( a machine with self-adjusting pressure unique to the patient)
This wonderful invention, a PAP machine is a less invasive, safe and aids in inexpensive treatment of snoring. CPAP machine does not breathe for you. Through a n mask that is especially designed for the purpose it air under pressure into your airway. This air flow under pressure, keeps the airway open when you are asleep.