If you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and want to end the suffering of your roommates or roommates because of your heavy snoring, you may be able to purchase a CPAP machine. CPAP therapy with CPAP devices is the most common method of treating obstructive sleep apnea. Parts include the machine, which is usually the size of a shoebox, the flexible hose that connects the machine to the mask, and the mask, which is placed over the mouth and nose to facilitate breathing. The machine uses gentle air pressure to prevent the airways from collapsing and clogging. The level of pressure varies from patient to patient and is determined by a physician.
CPAP machines are available in a variety of shapes, configurations, configurations, and functions. Basically, you can choose between a normal and an automatic machine. The main difference between the two is that a normal CPAP machine continuously blows air to eliminate obstruction of the airways, while the patient is sleeping at constant pressure, whether or not he has apnea. On the other hand, an automatic CPAP machine sets the pressure of the air, which depends on the needs of the patient.
Consequently, an automatic machine is preferred for its advantages, but rationally it has a higher price. In addition, an automatic CPAP machine is considered flexible because it can be configured in automatic or constant mode. With an automatic machine, the pressure is reduced by about 40%. The patient does not have to worry about regulating a certain pressure when his condition changes. Similarly, some automatic CPAP machines are able to determine the differences between central apneas or hypopneas and obstructive apneas or hypopneas.
However, the choice of a CPAP machine should not be based solely on the machine and its functions. Experienced respiratory therapists know that it is essential to consider the manufacturer or brand of the product. Of course, manufacturers that have been in the industry for a long time produce high-quality products that last longer than others and have a relatively lower risk of malfunction. Resmed is usually the most preferred manufacturer, followed by Respironics, Puritan Bennett, Sunrise Medical, Fisher and Paykel, and Aieomed (in no particular order).
Besides the special attention to the machine, it is also important to find the mask that suits your needs. No matter how good your machine is, if you have a badly fitting mask, you have problems and discomfort during your CPAP therapy. Therefore, it is important to try different types of mask, including the nasal mask, the full face mask and the nose pad.
When looking for rental offers for CPAP units, you should carefully review the fine print. In this way, you can protect against fraud, misrepresentation and other regulations that may not be in your favor later.
However, most rental offers are made before the number of days on which the lease is effective, the amount of the lease and the rights and obligations of the parties involved. You can often choose between trial periods ranging from daily and weekly rentals to monthly rentals. You also need to add the shipping and handling costs to the rental costs on CPAP machines.