Fixed Pressure CPAP Machines
How do fixed pressure machines work?
By using a fixed-pressure CPAP device, you can deliver a constant pressure of air through a tube and mask. This will keep your airway open while you sleep. In addition, this will stop the short breathing pauses caused by sleep apnea. To treat obstructive sleep apnea, your doctor or sleep specialist prescribes the pressure required. While sleeping, most fixed-pressure CPAP machines gradually increase pressure from a lower, comfortable level to the specified level needed to maintain an unobstructed airway. This steady rise of the pressure is called a ramp feature and helps keep the CPAP user comfortable as they adjust to the different pressures.
How do you find the right pressure for fixed pressure devices?
By working with a doctor or a sleep specialist (we are always here to answer questions), you can determine the best-fixed pressure for your CPAP treatment. This pressure will depend on various lifestyle factors and personal needs to ensure that your therapy is comfortable and effective. Everybody is different; therefore, the CPAP therapy treatment will differ from person to person. Some people require a lower pressure, while others may have a higher prescribed pressure. The severity of your sleep apnea will also affect the prescribed pressure.
Your doctor or a sleep specialist can adjust this pressure over time; often, if you make a significant lifestyle change like losing weight or quitting smoking, you will soon need to change the pressure of your machine. Participating in a sleep study can also determine the best-prescribed pressure for your CPAP machine. Your sleep study results will include a treatment plan and air pressure advice.
Finding the proper pressure for your automatic CPAP machine means that you can make your therapy comfortable, which is essential as CPAP users will need to continue CPAP treatment every night as a lifelong commitment.
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CPAP therapy is a prevalent and very effective treatment. However, we understand that you may have many questions — we have a lot of answers, so get in touch with our sleep experts today and let's get you on the path to a better night's sleep. As Australian industry leaders for fixed pressure CPAP machines (continuous positive airway pressure), variable pressure CPAP, APAP, BiPAP and other obstructive sleep apnea treatments, we are here to help.
So drop us an email or pop into one of our stores today and discover what we have to offer and the restorative sleep you could be having.
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