CPAP Machines Questions

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What does CPAP stand for?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

CPAP is the acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP therapy provides a constant flow of air at a set pressure into the airway to ensure that the airway stays open through the night. A CPAP machine is used by those who have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where one would stop...

What if I'm a new CPAP user?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

We know that having such a variety of options makes it extremely difficult to decide on the CPAP machine and mask that is right for you. We are here to answer your questions, and provide you with the support and information that new users often needs. Don’t worry! We are here to assist with your ...

What is the Purpose of Adding Humidification to my Machine?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

Humidification will deliver increased comfort during your sleep therapy. Humidification adds moisture to the upper and lower airways, and patients that don’t use humidification may find that they have significant drying out of their nostrils, mouth, and throat. Studies have shown that the patient...

What is a BIPAP Machine?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

Some respiratory issues can make it hard for you to breathe, and in certain cases someone might benefit from the use of a BiPAP Machine, or BPAP. A BPAP machine is a type of ventilator—a medical device that assists with breathing. These machines extend the benefit of a CPAP machine by adding la...

What is the difference between CPAP and BiLevel therapy?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

A patient that has been prescribed CPAP therapy has been diagnosed with OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and only requires one continuous pressure. BiLevel therapy is physician prescribed for patients who have more complex sleep disorders. BiLevel therapy has two set pressures one for inhalation (IP...

What are auto-titrating or auto CPAP machines?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

Auto-Titrating/Auto CPAP machines are parallel terms; both automatically adjust your pressure breath by breath throughout the night by delivering a more natural exact pressure necessary to comfortably keep your airway open. The auto CPAP senses and adjusts to the pressure that is necessary for yo...

What Is Sleep Apnea?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep. The most common of the three is obstructive sleep apnea, often called OSA f...

What is APAP, BiPAP, BiLevel, VPAP S, T and S/T?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

"Automatic positive airway pressure" (APAP, AutoPAP, AutoCPAP, BPAP are parallel terms) automatically titrates, or tunes, the amount of pressure delivered to the patient to the minimum required to maintain an unobstructed airway on a breath-by-breath basis by measuring the resistance in the patie...

What is the benefit of using the custom CPAP bed pillows?
Scott Ridl Oct 13, 2016

A traditional bed pillow can affect the seal of your CPAP mask during movement while you sleep. The custom CPAP bed pillows are designed to help prevent the mask from moving while you sleep. Click here to shop for a CPAP bed pillow.

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