What CPAP Machine Should I Choose?

Making sure you have the right CPAP machine is essential to treatment compliance and overall sleep quality. With there being over 22 million people in need of a CPAP device, there are many different choices available depending on personal preference and comfort. In order to make the right decision for yourself, it helps to know what all is available. Make a choice that you can sleep well with by reviewing our top CPAP machines. 

CPAP Machines

APAP

APAP stands for automatic positive airway pressure. They accommodate breathing throughout the night, so the minimal amount of pressure is always used. It adjusts with each breath in order to have proper flow through the airway. 

AirCurve 10 VAuto with HumidAir

This quiet APAP comes with a built-in humidifier to prevent dryness and can be modified to report therapy data to RedMed’s cloud-based system. This makes it easy for your provider to review your sleep and adjust settings instantly. 

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Bilevel

Bilevels are great if you want additional air pressure support. They are designed with two pressure settings. One is pressurized for inhalation and the other for exhalation in order to maximize air in and out of the lungs. 

AirCurve 10S with HumidAir

The AirCurve has two different adjustable pressure settings that can make therapy more comfortable. Some have difficulty adjusting to continuous positive airway pressure, so this may be a good option if you would like additional support. The AirCurve is quiet, comes with a humidification system and cellular connectivity. 

To explore more of our Bilevel devices, check out our favorites here

CPAP

CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. This steady stream of air pressure aids in preventing the airways from collapsing and preventing sleep apnea events in patients. 

AirSense 10 CPAP

The AirSense has a steady stream of pressure. It’s quiet, has a humidification system and cellular connectivity to review your therapy data. 

Review our CPAP devices to decide which you like best on our CPAP page

Benefits of CPAP Use

CPAPs are an investment to your total health and wellness. When you are compliant with CPAP therapy, you’ll notice a difference in your day. These are just some of the ways you’ll see a benefit with a CPAP. 

  • Better Mood

When you have a proper night’s sleep, you’re going to simply feel happier and more energized during the day. If you’re an adult, you need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Not meeting this benchmark can increase irritability and unhappiness. 

  • Sharper Focus

Not only can therapy delay the onset of cognitive impairment such as dementia, it can help to improve day to day concentration. Your body needs an adequate amount of oxygen to the brain in order to function well. CPAP therapy helps with this and will enable your brain to perform its best throughout the day. 

  • Health Risk Prevention

Compliance to CPAP therapy aids in overall risk prevention for many types of diseases. It can lower blood pressure, heart disease and chance of stroke. 

CPAP Care and Maintenance

Keeping your CPAP machine maintained is just as important as compliance. If you’re compliant with a dirty or broken piece of equipment, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. You should be cleaning your mask, tubing and water chambers on a daily basis. Our SoClean device can help make the cleaning process easier. However, you can use a soapy solution with a good rinse and dry. 

You’ll want to make sure all of your accessories are up to date and working properly. For example, a loose seal on a mask can make your night’s rest very uncomfortable. Each piece should be replaced as follows: 

  • Masks: Every 3 Months
  • Headgear and Chin Strap: Every 6 Months
  • Tubing: Every 3 Months
  • Water Chamber: Every 6 Months
  • CPAP Machine: Every 3 to 7 Years

We understand that there is a lot of information to sift through when it comes to CPAP therapy. Let us help guide you through the process and find a device that works best for you. Contact us for all of your sleep therapy needs. 

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