The ramp function is a feature commonly found in CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy machines. It allows the machine to gradually increase the air pressure over a period of time at the beginning of each therapy session.
The ramp function is designed to help users adjust to the pressure of the CPAP machine more comfortably, especially for those who may find the initial high pressure uncomfortable or intimidating. By gradually increasing the air pressure, the ramp function can make it easier for users to fall asleep and stay asleep with the CPAP machine on.
Essentially, the ramp function provides a gentler start to the therapy session, which can be particularly helpful for new CPAP users or those who are sensitive to the feeling of the machine's air pressure.
It's worth noting that not all CPAP machines have a ramp function, and the specific features and settings of the machine may vary depending on the model and brand. It's always best to consult with a healthcare provider or a sleep specialist to determine the appropriate CPAP therapy settings for your individual needs.