BiPAP

  • 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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  • Details on the Breathing Machine for Sleep Apnea – CPAP and BiPAP

    Sleep apnea can be a serious issue. Not only can it be dangerous to stop breathing at night at intervals, it has a long term effect as well as a short term effect. There are two types of sleep apnea – obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

    Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type, and it occurs when the muscles in the throat are weak and relax too much during sleep, causing them to collapse. This blocks the flow of air while you're sleeping. It also contributes to snoring, and gasping for breath while sleeping.

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  • Auto CPAP and BiPAP Comparisons and Customer Reviews

    Automatic CPAP and BiPAP machines give you a varied or set flow of air throughout the night, instead of a constant pressure, which is what standard or “fixed” CPAP and BiPAP machines do. People with obstructive sleep apnea are benefited by the Automatic CPAP machine, and those with central sleep apnea need to use a BiPAP machine. A CPAP machine puts out one constant pressure at all times to keep your throat from becoming obstructed, while a BiPAP machine puts out two different pressures, one from inhaling and one for exhaling.

    Our automatic machines can be adjusted to provide oxygen between a certain range. As your breathing fluctuates throughout the night, so does the machine to provide you with both comfort and exact amount of airflow that you need to continue breathing properly.

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  • CPAP and biPAP Machines – What Do They Do and How do They Differ?

    The two types of machines that are used to treat sleep apnea are CPAP machines and BiPAP machines. Sleep apnea causes you to lose oxygen during the night when you stop breathing, which is dangerous and leads to much bigger problems down the line. There are two types of sleep apnea – Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea. The differences in these two types of sleep apnea is often treated by these two types of machines because of the specific needs.

    The CPAP machine was invented in 1981 by an Australian Professor named Colin Sullivan, and it stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Just as the name implies, it administers one level of air pressure at all times and is used to keep the airways open. For this reason, it is used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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