CPAP & Bi-Level Therapy
 

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) & Bi-Level (BiPAP) Therapy

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) & Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) Therapy

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If you have moderate to severe sleep apnea, lifestyle changes alone are often inadequate to correct the problem.  Your physician may also prescribe sleep therapy using a medical device called a CPAP or BiPAP machine.

This therapy works by creating positive air pressure within the back of the throat, thus preventing airway collapse and subsequent apneas.  The positive pressure pushes out on the walls of the throat, creating an “air splint” within the airway – similar to the way air pressure within a balloon pushes out on the walls of the balloon and prevents it from collapsing. 

A mask or other device is worn over the nose (called a nasal mask), or over the nose and mouth (called a full face mask).  The mask is connected by a hollow tube from the CPAP motor to supply just enough positive air pressure to keep your airways open during sleep.

 

CPAP vs. BiPAP

Both CPAP and BiPAP machines provide the same settings and set up instructions, the only difference is the type of airway pressure produced:

  • CPAP machines provide you with a constant level of positive airway pressure during inhalation and exhalation
  • BiPAP machines deliver two different levels of positive airway pressure (one during inhalation, and a lower pressure during exhalation)

CPAP devices come in a variety of machines with several different types and sizes of masks, but they all work together to deliver the mild supplementary airway pressure that makes sleep therapy effective.

Rotech’s CPAP machines are compact and fairly quiet, as not to disrupt everyone in the household.  As part of our SleepWELL™ Program, our qualified staff will set up your machine and make sure it’s ready with the settings prescribed by your doctor.  We will make sure you are well instructed on proper use, troubleshooting and cleaning of your CPAP device.  We will also ensure your mask fits properly and provide clinical support for your questions and concerns throughout the duration of your treatment. 

 

Sleep Therapy Equipment

DreamWear – Innovative Mask Design

DreamMapper – Patient Self Management System

Routine replacement of CPAP and BiPAP supplies is crucial to managing your sleep apnea and overall health; learn more about how to get your replacement supplies and equipment order started.

 

 

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