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  1. Arti says:

    Mask manufacturers have designed CPAP masks specifically for a child’s smaller face and there are options for masks that cover the mouth and nose or only the nose (learn more about alternative types of CPAP masks here). The CPAP machine used by a child would be the same as an adult would use; however, the mask which sits on the child’s face and delivers the pressurized air into the airway would be much smaller. Children under 18 usually need to be diagnosed with sleep apnea from an in-center sleep study (not with at-home sleep apnea testing).

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