Auto CPAP Machines (APAP)
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Automatic positive airway pressure machines, also known as APAPs, are one of the most technologically advanced ways to treat sleep apnea.
Benefits of an APAP Machine
Unlike traditional CPAPs that can only be set to one pressure setting, APAPs have two settings that automatically adjust the airway pressure as you sleep. This is done through algorithms that pick up on even subtle changes in your breathing. Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, you may experience fluctuating airway changes when you sleep. An APAP assesses your sleep on a breath-by-breath basis and adjusts to your specific needs delivering your ideal low range or high range setting. Factors that may affect your pressure needs include changes in your sleep position, congestion, different stages of sleep cycle, and altitude. Shop our inventory for an auto CPAP machine that works best for you. Included in our inventory are physician-recommended brands such as ResMed, Philips Respironics, Fisher & Paykel, Transcend, APEX, and more.
New APAPs are always being developed. One of the latest is the Respironics DreamStation Auto . This unit features Flex Family Technology that provides three levels of pressure relief for maximum comfort and effective therapy; Resistance Control that automatically adjusts the pressure depending on the mask; automatic altitude adjustment; and humidification of the optional heated tube to prevent excessive dryness or wetness.
Auto CPAPs come in a range of sizes, including convenient travel sizes. They take up little space on your nightstand and are much quieter than previous models. Small but powerful, our travel units provide all the winning features of full-size devices in a lightweight, compact design. Some weigh as little as 1lb. You can enjoy sleep apnea relief on the road.
Auto CPAP machines (APAPs) can adjust pressures automatically. They have sensors embedded that monitor your breathing. If your machine finds that you do not snore or stop breathing, it will automatically use a lower pressure. If it detects your sleep apnea, it will automatically increase the pressure until you are back to normal breathing. It will constantly keep the pressure levels within your personal ranges.