Whether you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or any other sleep disorder that disrupts your sleeping pattern, we’re here to help. CPAP and BiPAP machines are the two most popular products for treating sleep disorders. These machines have some similarities while offering slightly different functions. Keep reading to learn more so you can decide which product is right for you.
CPAP machines come with a single pressure setting that stays the same throughout the night. Many models come with a ramp feature, which allows the machine to start out at a low-pressure setting and gradually increase. Once the CPAP machine reaches the prescribed level of pressure, it’ll stay there for the night. Many users prefer this option because it offers gentle pressure rather than an instant burst of high pressure, which can be overwhelming.
Another option is a BiPAP machine, which comes with two settings. You’ll find that one setting is for the prescribed pressure for inhaling while the other is a low pressure for exhaling. Dual settings make it easier for the user to get more air in and out of their lungs. High-pressure strengths can make it difficult to exhale against the incoming air. If you have trouble exhaling against the single pressure setting on a CPAP machine, a BiPAP might be more suitable.
Whatever you decide, you’ll be able to find what you need at Broadway Home Medical in Wichita, KS. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is ready to answer your questions and assist you in finding the right machine for your needs. Give us a call or stop by today to start browsing our CPAP and BiPAP machines!
One of the most popular options is a CPAP full face mask. It's the bulkiest of the bunch, but it has a soft cushion and frame stabilizer to evenly redistribute pressure over the surface of your face while you sleep. You’ll never have to worry about messing with pesky forehead pads when you choose this type of CPAP mask.
Another option you can consider is a CPAP nasal mask, which is lightweight and does not require any forehead support. You’ll love that this mask is quiet, so you’ll be able to sleep soundly without any disruptions. The compact design reduces facial contact while still offering a secure seal and maximum stability. This is the best choice for those who want to move freely while they sleep without their mask getting in the way.
If you want a one-piece design that’s lightweight and comfortable on your face while still providing a snug fit, you might prefer a CPAP nasal pillow mask. This option has a sampling port that allows for precise measurement of pressure. The headgear buckle can be easily adjusted to ensure you achieve a comfortable fit. There are multiple sizes to choose from, too.
If you’d like to browse our CPAP masks for sale in Wichita, Kansas, stop in and see us at Broadway Home Medical today! We’d be happy to help you select the right option for your needs. You’ll be glad to know that we carry all of the brands you know and love, including Roscoe Medical®, Fisher & Paykel®, ResMed®, Drive®, and Respironics®. We’re also proud to serve those in Hutchinson.