The CPAP device is the best treatment for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP means that air is forced by a continuous positive pressure at the level of the respiratory tract so your airway remains open. This effectively treats the pauses in breath that are associated with sleep apnea.
"Titration" is the adjustment of the patient’s CPAP unit so that it delivers the treatment pressure at an adequate level. The CPAP treatment may require a patient specific titration.
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.
Sleep Apnea Solutions specialists are trained to provide the best CPAP / APAP and BiPAP THERAPY
- Sleep Apnea Solutions is an authorized distributor of many different brands of therapy devices.
- Sure Fit Mask program assists you in achieving a successful therapy outcome.
- Smartcard downloads to evaluate the effectiveness of CPAP/APAP/BiPAP therapy.
- Therapy tracking software and wireless data transfers.