There are several machines offered for CPAP therapy. Depending on what your insurance can pay for, or what you can pay for, the machines can be quite sophisticated. Some machines will record your sleep happenings; whether you are having apneas while on the CPAP or how often you use it. Others have attached heated humidifier, converters for foreign currents and even DC through the car battery.
Researching Products and Companies
You need to research different companies and their products for more specific information. Ask your doctor for a specific prescription that may include the upgraded features of a CPAP. Deciding on a CPAP can seem overwhelming at first. Do your research and ask lots of questions your stress will be alleviated through your educated decision.
This question is asked all the time. The basic answer is that all of the CPAP device do the same thing, they blow air. The real question is, what is important to you that your machine has above the fact that it blows air into you. Therefore, the question that you have to answer is:
What it is that you are looking for in a CPAP Machine?
- Do you need a humidifier?
- Do you care if your humidifier is integrated or is a second separate machine?
- Do you travel a significant amount?
- Do you want to be able to see on the readout how you slept the night before?
- Do you want relief on exhalation?
- Do you want to be able to take your machine camping and run on DC?
- Is size and weight of the machine important to you?
- Do you want a constant pressure or do you want an automatic varying pressure?
Look at our machine description chart, and find the features that are important to you, and that is probably the machine that you should go with.
CPAP Comparison Chart