CPAP & BiPAP
CPAP and BiPAP Equipment
A quality night’s sleep at your fingertips!
Sleep better, feel better, with the right sleep apnea equipment. CPAP and BiPAP machines deliver pressurized air through a mask to your airway. This air pressure keeps your throat muscles from collapsing and reducing obstructions by acting as a splint. Both CPAP and BiPAP machines allow you to breathe easily and regularly throughout the night.
Is CPAP or BiPAP equipment right for you? Learn how CPAP and BiPAP equipment works below and contact us at (907) 260-4433 to find the right equipment for your respiratory needs!
How CPAP Works
CPAP machines can only be set to a single pressure that remains consistent throughout the night. Many CPAP machines do have a ramp feature that starts off with a lower pressure setting and gradually builds to the prescribed pressure. This comfort feature simply makes the pressure at the beginning more tolerable and less immediate, once the pressure builds to the required setting, it stays at that setting for the rest of the night.
How BiPAP Works
One of the complaints about CPAP devices is that some patients find the constant singular pressure difficult to exhale against. The main difference between BiPAP and CPAP machines is that BiPAP machines offer two pressure settings: the prescribed pressure for inhalation (ipap), and a lower pressure for exhalation (epap). The dual settings allow the patient to get more air in and out of their lungs.
For those with higher pressure strengths, exhaling against the incoming air can seem difficult, as if they're having to force their breathing out.
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