CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices are the most commonly used treatment options for people experiencing breathing problems, most notable of which is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sufferers of OSA experience cessations in their breathing in which obstructions in the airway cause them to stop breathing for a few seconds at a time throughout the night.
What is different about a BiPAP?
BiPAP (also referred to as Bi-PAP or Bilevel) stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure,. Similar in function and design to a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure), a BiPAP machine is a non-invasive form of therapy for patients suffering from sleep apnea. Both machine types deliver pressurized air through a mask to the patient's airways. The air pressure keeps the throat muscles from collapsing and reducing obstructions by acting as a splint.
The Active Lifestyle store has a great selection of CPAP & BiPAP choices depending on your therapy needs. Call now and have one of our experienced respiratory therapists or technicians help you find the right CPAP for your needs!