CPAP Terminology

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Take a few minutes to understand the terminology related to CPAP therapy.

There are a ton of choices out there for CPAP machines, and getting the right one makes all the difference to the quality of your sleep, health, and life.

It’s important that you buy a machine that meets your needs.

Auto-Set CPAP machines

  • Auto-set CPAP machines are a clinically proven treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
    These machines sense changes in your breathing and gently adjust pressure to keep your airway open.

Fixed-Pressure Machines

  • Often used by patients with milder forms of obstructive sleep apnea, fixed-pressure CPAP machines provide constant pressure through your airway while you sleep. The machines can be programmed to gently scale the pressure up or down, depending on your preferences and time and of night, to increase your comfort and sleep effectiveness. user.

Bi-Level CPAP

  • Bi-level CPAP’s (sometimes called a BIPAP) provides two levels of pressure to help you breathe more effectively.

Travel Machines

  • Yes, you can travel comfortably if you have obstructive sleep apnea.  A portable CPAP brings you the comfort and freedom you need, while being quiet, easy to pack, and easy to use. Airlines and screening agents are familiar with these units, so you can feel comfortable carrying them on-board your next flight.

When we work with you, we recommend the best machine for you – based on the prescription from your physician.