CPAP is the acronym for continuous positive airway pressure. It is the most effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea as it prevents the airway from collapsing or becoming blocked, primarily during sleep. CPAP therapy provides a gentle, constant flow of air into the airway to ensure that the airway stays open. Similarly, bilevel positive airway pressure, known as BiPAP, delivers set pressures of airflow to the airway for both inhalation and exhalation.
CPAP machines blow air at a set pressure, prescribed by a doctor, to keep your airway open during sleep. Modern machines offer many convenient features including therapy tracking software, off grid power options, and heated humidification.
A BiPAP machine (also referred to as BiLevel or VPAP) delivers two separate pressures; a higher pressure for inhalation, and a lower pressure for exhalation. The machine alternates between the two pressures which are set per the doctor's order or prescription.
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Both technologies have unique benefits that are used to treat sleep disordered breathing problems. Click here for more.
Just about every part of your CPAP mask can be purchased separately. Check out our Parts | Accessories to shop for cushions, clips, headgear, and more.