BiPAP Machines Australia
Sleeping disorders such as Sleep Apnea can significantly impact your quality of life. Luckily, treatment options help you get back to breathing normally and sleeping restfully. You have likely already heard of CPAP machines (continuous positive airway pressure), and APAP machines (automatic positive airway pressure) may have also crossed your radar. However, there is also a third PAP device — BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) machines. The CPAP machine is generally prescribed for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, while the BiPAP machine is often prescribed for those with mixed or central sleep apnea.
BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) Machines and how they differ from CPAP therapy
BiPAP machines are used to treat common sleep disorders such as Central Sleep Apnea. BiPAP treatment helps users breathe easier during sleep by preventing the upper airway from collapsing and preventing acute respiratory failure episodes throughout the night. In addition, BiPAP machines are non-invasive, offering a more comfortable treatment option.
This comfort comes from the machine's ability to allow higher rates of air pressure on the inhale and lower pressure on the exhale — this prevents the uncomfortable feeling that can sometimes come with the exhale when using a CPAP machine. However, due to its single constant pressure of air released, a CPAP machine may be uncomfortable to breathe against for some people. In particular, higher air pressure can make it difficult to exhale. So here's where BiPAP differs. The main difference is that as the wearer exhales, the BiPap machine reduces the air pressure setting, making breathing easier and more comfortable.
Besides being a more comfortable breathing option for those who have difficulty breathing with one setting, BiPap may also be recommended for those who require more breathing assistance throughout the night.
In addition to sleep apnea and sleep-related hypoventilation, BiPAP machines may be recommended for the following conditions:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Heart conditions like congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease
- Having difficulty breathing after a medical procedure
- In addition to various respiratory conditions
BiPAP machines come with a mask, nose plug, nasal mask, and a tube that attaches to the device as small as a lunchbox or toaster. Through the tube, the air is released by the machine. Your mask or plugs will allow air into your airway.
BiPAP therapy Accessories
Like CPAP devices, ensuring that your mask fits properly is essential to the quality of treatment provided by your BiPAP device. There are also pillows available to provide a more comfortable experience.
BiPAP treatment, like other CPAP treatments, is lifelong, and it's essential to use your device nightly. For this reason, plenty of travel CPAP and BiPAP machines are available to ensure you can keep up your treatment while away from home. Opting for a portable BiPAP machine means you will never miss out on a good night's sleep.
CPAP Depot and our BiPAP machines
Here at CPAP Depot, we stock premium CPAP and BiPAP machines from brands you can trust, including Resmed.
Our team of experts ensures that you receive the most effective treatment for your individual needs from our extensive range. If you have any further questions about treating your sleep apnea, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.
A restorative night's sleep is only a call, email or store pop-in away from the CPAP depot. So take the next step in your sleep journey today.
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