Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy for Sleep Apnea :
CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure therapy, is a treatment method for patients who have sleep apnea. CPAP machines use gentle air pressure to hold airways open and are usually used by patients who have trouble in breathing during sleep. More importantly, what CPAP therapy helps do is to make sure that your airway does not completely close while you breathe when you are unconscious.
Bi-level positive airway pressure (Bipap ):
In certain cases, the use of an alternative to the normal CPAP called bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP)may be beneficial. What is BiPAP therapy and why is it most widely used and Learn how BiPAP is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea by delivering two different pressures via a face mask.
Many of the parts of the BiPAP machine are similar to the regular CPAP machine. For example, it still needs a face mask and a tube connected to the unit. The main difference of BiPAP is that pressurised air is delivered at two different pressure levels. Whereas as in CPAP there is online one pressure level.