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Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Curating the Underlying Prospects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Market
Published Date: 30 Sep 2022

Undoubtedly, the advent of Covid-19 has been unfortunate for many people and truly overburdened the entire healthcare industry across different corners of the world. The pandemic shook countries and gave a stiff reality check on their health infrastructure. Many countries are making substantial investments in the industry just to be prepared in case something similar happens again and also to bring a sense of security among people about the availability of all the catering they need when it comes to assistance with health. However, although the industry has been on the track to revival & recovery from the pandemic, people are still facing the consequences, and here, we mean the effects on human health. 

Particularly after the pandemic, the patient pool suffering from respiratory or sleep disorders has mounted substantially throughout the world. However, it is not the sole reason. Increasing pollution and stressful lifestyles are the other grounds contributing to the growing patient pool. As the immune systems of people have been severely affected, especially the respiratory system, showcasing high vulnerability to infections, disorders are not uncommon. In fact, according to a study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), nearly 30 million adults in the US are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea(OSA), which is said to be found in 40%-60% of people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. 

Dynamics of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

What draws attention is the treatments for these disorders. It is where the application of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices is gaining popularity and widespread adoption by people. To put it in simple words, CPAP devices are for patients with chronic respiratory conditions & sleep disorders. Backed by the high prevalence of such health issues, the demand for CPAP devices is mounting substantially across different healthcare facilities. In fact, a recent report reveals that the Global Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Market shall grow at a CAGR of around 7.70% during 2022-27. 

If this piqued you enough, let’s dive deep & unwind the prominent factors backing the growth of the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) market. But before, let us simplify for you what exactly is CPAP machine is and how it works.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure & Its Significance in Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a medical device that provides a continuous stream of air through a mask and a pipe, ensuring an open airway for people while sleeping. These devices are engineered for people with several respiratory issues or sleep disorders like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disorder, Neuromuscular Disorder, and Asthma, among others. It comprises a soft material used in the devices to minimize instances of rashes or injury in case of long-span usage. Numerous pieces of research have proven the significance & extreme utility of these devices in treating such disorders. For instance,

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine revealed in an official journal that consistent adherence to continuous positive airway pressure minimizes the risk of 30-day hospital readmission among the geriatric population with comorbid obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.

Prominent Aspects Backing the Popularity of CPAP

Although the elderly population requires it the most, citing the rapidly changing environment & unprecedented scenarios, we never know who else might need such devices & when. And Such dilemmas and beforehand preparedness have paved the way for rigorous research more influx of investment to deal with unforeseen needs. 

The government worldwide is already investing heavily in improving healthcare settings. On top of it, FDA in the USA also keeps a close eye on the CPAP manufacturers to ensure that companies follow the safety guidelines, further ensuring that no stone is left unturned when it comes to saving lives. For instance, 

  • Recently, the FDA made some addition to the safety communication to provide the latest information about medical device reports (MDRs) received in the second quarter of 2022. The update was in response to the breakdown of the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam used in the Philips CPAP machines enclosed in the June 2021 recall. The class-1 recall has been invoked to ensure the safety of patients in every possible way.

The demand for CPAP is swiftly gaining traction. Thanks to the smaller & lightweight masks made of innovative & softer material. Further, the wide adoption of advanced technologies in improving the overall efficiency and enhanced clinical outcomes continue to account for accelerating demand for CPAP devices worldwide. Smart CPAP machines are making it to the priority list of patients owing to the increased awareness among the individual. For instance,

  • In 2019, ResMed launched additional types of CPAP like AirFitF30, a full-face mask with a minimal-contact cushion, and the AirFitN30i and P30i, nasal & pillow masks attached to the top of the head, respectively. 
  • Earlier in 2017, ResMed launched the smallest CPAP in the world, namely the AirMini, intended to treat apnea patients.

With industry behemoths, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Löwenstein Medical GmbH & Co. KG, and ResMed, along with the new entrants dealing in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, the market is likely to be flooded with more such products.

Wrapping Up

The pandemic surely has paved the way for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) in recent years and has set forth the opportunity for market players like a blessing in disguise. Although Covid-19 has settled, people still should remain prepared and protect their health. Perhaps these CPAP devices would remain prevalent in the coming years, as the factors cited above hint toward & cater to the burgeoning needs globally. 

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