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What’s the Difference Between CPAPs, APAPs and BiPAPs?
CPAPs: One Set Pressure
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPAPs are "titrated" to blow air at a constant set pressure that will keep air passages open. They are the most common way to treat Sleep Apnea.
APAPs: Best Pressure Within Set Range
APAP stands for Automatic Positive Airway Pressure
APAPs are set to disperse air at a range of pressures, constantly adjusting to the minimum pressure needed to keep airways open. The breath-by-breath adjustments maximize comfort. RX: A CPAP prescription can be used to buy an APAP.
60 Series BiPAP
BiPAPs: Different Inhale/Exhale Pressures
BiPAP stands for BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure. Sometimes they are called BiLevel Machines.
BiPAPs blow air at two distinct pressures: one at inhalation and another at exhalation. BiPAPs require a specific prescription.
Check Out These Machines:
The DreamStation CPAP features pressure relief and wireless data tracking!
The PR 60 Series Auto can be bundled with a heated tube and humidifier.
The Z1 Auto Travel CPAP is one of the smallest APAP machines on the market.
New Product: The DreamStation Travel Case
For those on the go, the travel case offers a sleek design and durable structure with form fitting compartments. Never leave home without it!
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