Sleep Apnea Machine
Sleep disorders involve a lot of serious health problems, if left untreated, the patient is not only unable to enjoy the quality of sleep per night. Those with sleep apnea may live dangerous lives, for they can blank out while on the job or at the wheel of their automobile. They may suffer from high blood pressure, an enlarged heart, and an increased risk of stroke or heart failure. Now, except surgical treatment, sleep apnea machine also can greatly improve the sleep disorder problems, please consult our professional ENT doctor for more details.
Sleep apnea machine type
Sleep apnea machine type are commonly divided into the simpler CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine and the more sophisticated BiPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure) machine.
Sleep apnea machine operating principle
Sleep apnea machine to create and deliver pressurized air through a mask to the patient's airways. The air pressure keeps the throat muscles from collapsing and reducing obstructions by acting as a splint. Sleep apnea machine allow patient to breathe easily and regularly throughout the night.
Continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP)
CPAP machines have been the go-to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP machines deliver a steady, continuous stream of pressurized air to patient's airways to prevent them from collapsing and causing apnea events. After a CPAP titration study, your ENT doctor will determine the pressure settings for your CPAP machine and set the machine to deliver that exact amount of pressure continuously.
Bi-level PositiveAirway Pressure,BiPAP
BiPAPs can also be set to include a breath timing feature that measures the amount of breaths per minute a person should be taking. If the time between breaths exceeds the set limit, the machine can force the person to breath by temporarily increasing the air pressure.
BiPAP machines have two pressure settings: the prescribed pressure for inhalation (ipap), and a lower pressure for exhalation (epap). The dual settings allow the patient to get more air in and out of their lungs.。
However, if you've tried CPAP and find the pressure settings too difficult to manage exhaling against, contact HK Sleep Apnea Centre and see which sleep apnea machine is right for you.