Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea are common sleep disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Thankfully, there are numerous treatments available to help you experience a restful sleep. Many of these solutions come in the form of different types of PAP devices and PAP machines as options for overarching PAP therapy. Each of these sleep apnea treatment devices are able to address the various needs that arise from sleep apnea — it’s just about finding the right solution for you!
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One of the most common questions our patients ask is “what is the difference between CPAP and BiPAP?” Both machines use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to keep your airways open while you sleep. Both can can be used with a full face mask, nasal mask, and nasal pillows. Yet for some, the difference between the two is the key to better sleep.
If CPAP therapy just isn't working for you, a BiPAP could be the solution you need. Keep reading to find out if BiPAP therapy is right for you.
Whether you’re flying, driving, or hiking, traveling with your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device takes a little extra preparation. You may even find yourself tempted to skip your CPAP therapy while on the road. But even one night without your CPAP machine can bring back exhausting sleep apnea symptoms– ruining your trip with daytime fatigue, headaches, and irritability. Luckily, we’ve put together answers to some of your most common questions and some helpful tips to turn traveling with a CPAP into smooth sailing.
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!
Want to learn what sets the Resvent iBreeze APAP machine apart from other machines? Read on to find out more about key features and benefits!
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.