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The Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP

Posted by RemZzzs on Jun 11, 2018 9:45:00 AM

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.

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How Common Is Sleep Apnea?

Posted by RemZzzs on Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes someone to pause breathing during sleep. Those suffering from sleep apnea usually don't know their breathing is being interrupted for 10 or more seconds at a time, and it often happens repeatedly throughout the night. This disorder causes a long list of symptoms and health issues, including poor sleep quality, chronic fatigue, headaches, depression, and even high blood pressure and heart disease.

The bad news is that sleep apnea is a relatively common issue that affects millions of people worldwide. The good news is that most sleep apnea can be treated effectively with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.

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