What type of CPAP do you need

What type of CPAP do you need

There are many types of CPAP devices.

Fixed pressure CPAP device

This type of CPAP machine is set with a fixed pressure based on the pressure level the patient requires to prevent apneas and hypopneas based on a titration to effectively treat sleep apnea.

Automatic CPAP device

This type of device is set at a range of pressures that will increase or decrease the pressure as needed throughout the night to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

Bi-level positive airway pressure device (also called BPAP)

The bi-level device works just like the fixed and automatic CPAP devices, except that it delivers pressure at two levels: one for inhaling and another for exhaling. The pressure when exhaling is lower in order to make it easier to breathe.

It is mostly used by people who need a higher positive pressure, providing them more comfort and tolerance of the treatment.
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