CPAP therapy is typically the go-to therapy for patients that suffer from sleep apnea, but it’s not the only kind. While it’s the most common type of treatment, some patients need less air pressure than others.
These patients benefit from CPAP therapy, but they would receive more of a benefit from a BiPAP device. Instead of continuous air pressure keeping their airways open, these patients receive bilevel air pressure allowing them to exhale against a lower pressure.
At first glance, these two types of therapies seem very similar. However, there are specific conditions that require patients to seek out BiPAP therapy.
Continue reading to learn more about the difference between CPAP and BiPAP.