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!