BiPAP and CPAP Machines are medical device designed to fight the effects and risks of sleep apnea. BiPAP Machines stands for Bi-level Positive Air Pressure Machines, where as Sleep Apnea Machines stands for Constant Positive Airway Pressure Machines.
BiPAP machines are more suitable for treating obstructive sleep apnea as it contains a more sophisticated compressor than CPAP Machines, enabling them to provide two levels of air pressure to the patient while they are sleeping. Many patients find this to be more comfortable than the constant pressure provided by CPAP machines.
To make you better understand CPAP Machines provides one constant pressure to the patient where as BiPAP Machines provides two levels of pressure: one for inhalation and a lower pressure during exhalation.
Both are the electric device containing a compressor connected to a long tube and a nasal mask (or nasal pillows) which are worn by the patient during the sleep. The machine delivers air with a predetermined amount of pressure to the patient’s airway through a nasal mask keeping the airway open and free of obstructions while the patient is sleeping which allows sufficient amount of air to enter the lungs and preventing apnea.
Although both BiPAP Machines and CPAP Machines are proved helpful, it should not be forgotten that it is a palliative measure, not a permanent cure. Though undoubtedly it is an effective treatment for treating snoring and sleep apnea, but we cannot always rely on machines. Also before purchasing the machine must consult your doctor about what features you will require for your unique sleep apnea.