CPAP & BiPAPs
CPAP & BiPAPs
If you suffer from a condition like sleep apnea that interferes with your ability to get a good night’s rest, it might be time to consider your treatment options. Believe it or not, there are solutions for disruptive sleep disorders. The most common options are CPAP or BiPAP machines. Whatever option you choose, our staff at Grace Home Respiratory is here to help you take control of your sleep health. Give us a call or visit us in Altoona, WI today so we can discuss your options and get you on track to a better night’s sleep.
CPAP machines involve a single pressure setting that stays consistent throughout the night. Many CPAP machines come equipped with a ramp feature, which means it begins at a lower setting and gradually increases throughout the night to deliver the prescribed pressure level. Many users prefer this setting as it’s much more tolerable than an immediate release of pressure. With the ramp feature, once the machine reaches the prescribed pressure, it will remain there for the rest of the night.
If you prefer more than one pressure setting, you might do better with a BiPAP machine. These machines offer the prescribed pressure for inhaling and a lower pressure for exhaling. You might prefer this setting if you need to get more air in and out of your lungs throughout the night while you use the machine. The single high-pressure setting can make it difficult to exhale against the incoming air. If you find it hard to exhale against the high pressure of a CPAP machine, you might consider a BiPAP instead.