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What CPAP Machine Is Best for Me?

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Ensuring you have the correct CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for treatment compliance could improve your overall sleep quality. With over 22 million people needing a CPAP machine, various options depend on personal desire and comfort. Knowing what is available can help you make the best decision for yourself! Read on to review several CPAP machine options and choose one that can help you sleep better.

Types of CPAP Machines

  • APAP
  • Bilevel
  • CPAP

APAP

Automatic positive airway pressure, also known as APAP, is a common type of CPAP. They allow for breathing throughout the night, so the least amount of pressure is applied at all times. It adapts with each breath to maintain optimal airway flow.

Example: AirCurve 10 VAuto with HumidAir

This quiet APAP has a built-in humidifier to keep you comfortable and can be configured to send therapy data to RedMed's cloud-based system. This data transfer allows your provider to review your sleep and alter settings quickly.

Bilevel

If you need more air pressure support, bilevels are ideal. There are two pressure settings on them:

  • One is pressurized for optimized inhalation
  • The second is exhalation to maximize air in and out of the lungs

Example: AirCurve 10S with HumidAir

The AirCurve features two pressure levels to adjust to make therapy more comfortable. Some people have trouble adjusting to continuous positive airway pressure; thus, a bilevel could be an excellent alternative if you need some extra help. The AirCurve is quiet and has cellular connectivity and a humidification system.

CPAP

Continuous positive airway pressure is abbreviated as CPAP. This constant stream of air pressure keeps the airways from closing and helps patients avoid sleep apnea episodes.

Example: AirSense 10 CPAP

There is a constant stream of pressure coming from the AirSense. It's quiet, features a humidification system, and allows you to review your therapy data via cellular connectivity.

We understand that there is a lot of information to sift through regarding CPAP therapy. Let us help guide you through the process and find a device that works best for you. Contact Dr. Buck today for all your sleep therapy needs! Schedule an appointment by calling us today at 206-316-8286 or filling out our online form.



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