When you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the next step in your treatment will be to get set up with a PAP device (the gold standard for sleep apnea treatment). There are different types of PAP machines, each with slightly different functionalities. Let’s dive into the types of machines available and how they treat sleep apnea.
We’ve updated this year’s list of the best CPAP machines with feedback from our clinicians and real user reviews. You’ll find some brand new winners and some all-time favorites. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or you’re looking to upgrade your old CPAP, these machines combine the effective therapy doctors recommend with the user-friendly features that patients love.
But how do you tell the must-haves from the mistakes? Below our recommendations we’ll explain how to choose the right CPAP machine– from the types of CPAP machines you’ll encounter to the features to look out for– so you can decide on the perfect machine for yourself!
Ask around about people’s favorite CPAP machine and you’re bound to run into folks who swear by an APAP instead. They’ll tell you it’s life-changing. They’ll tell you they couldn’t stand regular CPAP. They may even claim an APAP device means you don’t need to see a doctor for sleep apnea. (Spoiler alert: Yes, you do.)
Yet the regular old CPAP still remains the most commonly prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What gives? If APAPs are so popular, why do they still make CPAPs? Well, it turns out there are some very good reasons for both. Today, we’ll take a look at the difference between APAP vs CPAP, and which is better for you.
Even though tap water straight from the sink is more convenient for many CPAP users to access, CPAP manufacturers and clinicians recommend that patients only use distilled water in their humidifier chambers - and for good reason!
You may be wondering what kind of CPAP set up you’ll need, as well as the estimated costs, not to mention all the equipment and supplies. That’s where we come in! We’ll break it all down for you; the types of machines available, price ranges, and all the parts and accessories you’ll need to get started.
If you’re checking out travel CPAP machines, you’ll find that you’ve got more options than ever before. And thanks to advances in technology, those options are packed with more features than ever before!
But that can be a blessing and a curse– how do you compare them evenly, so that you get the best mini CPAP machine for your money? That’s why we’ve written these guides, to explore the pros and cons of some of the most popular CPAPs available, and answer some of the most common questions. Today, we’ll be looking at the world’s smallest CPAP: the ResMed AirMini.
If you’re shopping for a travel-friendly CPAP, you might think your only options are to cram your daily workhorse CPAP into your carry-on or pony up for a travel CPAP machine. But what if you could have both in one? Enter the Transcend miniCPAP!
Somnetics’ newest machines– the Transcend 3 and Transcend 365– are two of the most popular CPAPs on the market. But what’s the difference between them, and which is right for you?
The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.
Do you ever wake up after sleeping with your CPAP machine to discover that your mouth is dry and your throat is so raw that you’re having trouble even swallowing? You know CPAP therapy is an important part of treating your sleep apnea, but your dry mouth has become so annoying you’re not sure whether you’re going to continue or not.
If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone, and you’re not out of luck!