What are Some Features of APAP Machines?

Auto-adjusting positive airway pressure (APAP) machines are all the rage lately.  Unlike a traditional CPAP machine which is set on only one pressure, APAP machines are able to automatically adjust to the pressure required to keep your airway open yet keep you comfortable.  These machines are a great option for patients who find their pressure changes throughout the night as they can adjust even between breaths; your doctor can let you know if an APAP machine might work best for you.  

There are a number of new AutoPAPs available on the market.  One of the most popular is the DreamStation Auto PAP by Respironics.  This top of the line machine adjusts to your required pressure flawlessly and even has A-Flex pressure relief that helps to reduce discomfort while exhaling.  Nowadays you can even hook up your machine to your smartphone via bluetooth, and the Respironics DreamStation app will sync automatically so you can share your therapy data with your doctor easily.  The modern design of this machine make it ideal to fit into your decor and lifestyle.  Many users of the DreamStation compliment the sleek design, stating that it could easily pass as a clock or music player on your bedside table.  All of these great features make the DreamStation a great option to treat your obstructive sleep apnea.

Final Thoughts

Of course, the above outline is not an exhaustive resource of all APAP machines, but hopefully you now have a better idea of the multitude of machines there are to choose from. Of course, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine what is best for your individual needs.

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Will an APAP Machine Work Best for You?

There are a few different kinds of machines available for those undergoing continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) therapy.  One of the most popular options is an Automatic Positive Airway Pressure (APAP) machine.  These machines have recently become one of the favorites for treating obstructive apnea and are a great non invasive treatment.

APAP machines work by delivering pressurized air to your airway with the help of a mask.  This pressurized air helps to keep your airway open and prevents the instance of apneas.  These apneas, when your airway collapses, actually prevent you from breathing normally and can cause you to wake up, leaving you tired and groggy the next day.  Unlike other CPAP machines, auto machines are able to adjust their therapy pressure with each breath.

This auto adjustment is able to account for a variety of patient factors.  For instance, some machines are unable to deliver effective therapy depending on your sleeping position.  APAP machines, however, are able to sense any drop in pressure and adjust to a higher setting to continue working as effectively as possible.  APAP machines can also account for factors such as patient weight, alcohol consumption, or any other factor that may have an effect on the appropriate amount of therapy pressure.  APAP machines are a good option for people who have not found effective treatment with a traditional CPAP machine.  These machines are also a good option for those suffering from more severe sleep apnea.

Final Thoughts

Of course, the above outline is not an exhaustive resource, but hopefully you now have a better understanding of Automatic Positive Airway Pressure machines. They are a great machine to look into, but it is best to speak with your doctor to determine what is best for your individual needs.

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