CPAP Equipment

Learn all about CPAP machines and Sleep Apnea. CPAP machines are used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. You'll also get in-depth information other types of Sleep Apnea, as well as BiPAP machines and how to use an oxygen concentrator with a CPAP machine.
  • An Overview of the DreamStation Go PAP Machine

    Launched in April 2017, the Philips DreamStation Go is a positive airway pressure (PAP) device. It is one of the smallest available on the market and providing portability to those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

    What Is a PAP Machine?

    A PAP machine is different from an oxygen concentrator in that it provides pressurized air to a sleeping patient, not supplemental oxygen. When a patient has sleep apnea, he or she will stop breathing regularly during the night; this can be caused by a relaxation of the throat muscles (obstructive) or, less commonly, faulty signals from the brain that fails to instruct your body to breathe (central).

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  • How To: Connect a CPAP Machine to Your Oxygen Concentrator

    If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, it may become necessary to use an oxygen concentrator in addition to a CPAP machine. A CPAP machine is used for obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This condition is when the muscles in your throat cannot support their weight while you are sleeping. Often, a first sign would be a sleeping partner mentioning or complaining about your snoring, a common symptom of sleep apnea. It’s also extremely common for the patient to feel restless and run-down when they wake up; often being accompanied by headaches and other signs of not receiving enough oxygen at night.

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  • Introducing the Most Comfortable Full Face Respironics Wisp Nasal Mask

    Many people have comfort and size issues when it comes to using a CPAP machine. Since sleeping with a mask on your face can feel very intrusive and bothersome, it takes time to find a mask that fits well and offers enough comfort to allow the patient to fall asleep.

    Masks often get in the way or don't seal correctly against your face, which causes the CPAP machine not to do its job correctly. Some people even describe a feeling of claustrophobia when wearing a CPAP mask. Others have a hard time finding one that fits properly, and isn't too loose or too constricting.

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  • CPAP Troubleshooting – Fixing a Leak in a CPAP Mask

    A leaky CPAP mask is a serious problem. If air is escaping from your mask, that means you aren't getting the proper air pressure you need to treat your sleep apnea completely. It can also cause discomfort in the airways and nasal passages, causing them to dry out and become irritated, even with the use of the CPAP humidifier.

    The air coming from your CPAP machine through the mask is supposed to act as a splint to hold your airways open while you sleep. Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, you might need a higher air pressure than someone with a less severe case of sleep apnea.

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  • Sleeping with A CPAP Mask and Common Problems

    One of the hardest things about starting to use a CPAP machine is getting used to falling asleep while wearing the CPAP mask. It's necessary for the patient to wear a mask, so they can be sure the correct amount of air is getting pushed through the airways at all times. The CPAP mask is designed to stay in place while still being as comfortable as possible.

    Durable medical equipment technicians at medical equipment companies, as well as sleep specialists will be there to help you in every step of the way in choosing the right CPAP mask for you. Here are the seven most common problems that patients run into with CPAP masks, as well as the solutions that always work.

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  • CPAP Mask Provider in Denver, CO

    It's always important to purchase from an accredited medical supply company, such as American Medical Sales and Rentals. Medical equipment shopping is very serious because you need to be able to get the best products on the market, that are in good working order.

    You need to be able to get the proper dosage of oxygen therapy that was prescribed by your doctor, or get a CPAP or BiPAP machine that will treat your sleep apnea properly. CPAP masks are very important because you need to choose the one that works best for you. At American Medical here in Denver, CO., we'll work with you to try on different sizes and styles until you can find the one that works for you.

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  • User Question: What Concentrator Can Be Used with a CPAP Machine?

    If you need to use oxygen therapy in conjunction with your CPAP machine, you can easily use both at home at the same time. Your doctor will determine if you need to use a CPAP machine if you have moderate to severe OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you have a lung disease that decreases the amount of oxygen you're able to take in, you might also need to use oxygen therapy while you sleep.

    Some oxygen therapy patients have been curious as to how a CPAP machine would work at the same time with an oxygen concentrator, to deliver oxygen therapy as well as treat sleep apnea. The answer to this question is very straightforward.

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  • The Differences Between Oxygen Concentrators and CPAP Machines

    Oxygen concentrators and CPAP machines aren't one in the same – they're two different pieces of medical equipment that are prescribed for various reasons and fulfill different needs.

    Even so, they do have some things in common. Here, we will cover how they are alike and then go over their differences in what they treat and how they work.

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  • Which is Right for Your Sleep Apnea – CPAP or BiPAP?

    Sleep apnea is a disorder that many people have, which causes them to either abruptly stop breathing while they are sleeping, or take abnormally shallow breaths. It can be pretty mild in most people who have it, and most of the time it doesn't require any special treatment.

    However, if it's starting to affect you in your waking life, you will need to look into getting treatment. The main way of treating moderate to severe sleep apnea is with a CPAP or BiPAP machine. These machines are used while you sleep, and function like an air pillow in your airways. Air pressure comes through a mask from the CPAP or BiPAP machine, to make sure your throat never closes while you sleep.

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  • Transcend Auto Full-Featured CPAP Machine

    The Transcend Auto is a new fully-featured CPAP machine that is the answer to many people's needs. All CPAP machines take some getting used to, but some make it much easier with certain comfort features. Automatic CPAP machines adjust to your breath rate as necessary, and many patients with sleep apnea need this sort of air pressure. And the best part is, it's easily transported for overnight stays!

    Not only is the new Transcend Auto now one of the best auto CPAP. You might also see it described as APAP, which stands for "Auto-titrating Positive Airway Pressure". This auto-titrating air pressure can be adjusted to your individual needs, as observed by your doctor. It's equipped with sensors that are sensitive enough to pick up on the most subtle changes in your breathing.

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