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Requirements for CPAP compliance

What is a CPAP Machine

Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) uses a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway does not collapse when you breathe in.

Who needs a CPAP

A CPAP machine is most often prescribed for people who are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).


Requirements for CPAP users

A DOT driver must show he/she is able to wear his/her machine for 4 hours or more per night, at least 70% of the time. Usually a doctor can review the download and send a letter to your DOT physician stating you are compliant. The DOT physician will issue a certificate based on compliance.

Conditional certification is determined by the medical examiner


Related articles: Sleep Apnea Compliance Reports for Commercial Drivers

If you have any other questions about DOT Certifications for CPAP users call PreventivePLUS today 201.444.3060 or visit us in Bergen County at One West Ridgewood Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652

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