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Positive airway pressure

Positive airway pressure is a type of therapy that involves respiratory ventilation. It is basically used in the treatment of medical conditions like sleep apnea. This type of ventilation is also used for newborn babies or neonates, those with respiratory failures or people with atelectasis who have difficulty in taking deep breaths. PAP therapy can also prevent the need for tracheal intubation or help in early extubation. Doctors also prefer this therapy in case of neuromuscular disease treatments.

Sleep therapy

Sleep therapy is a series of treatments that are designed specifically to eliminate sleep related disorders. The most common sleeping disorder is the sleep apnea that causes the breath to stop or shallow down in sleep. These pauses can occur as often as 5-30 times in an hour and starts again with a loud snort or choking sound. This disease disrupts a person’s normal breathing patterns and the person gets into shallow sleep from deep sleep. The person may feel dizzy and dull throughout the day and may doze off very often during the day. PAP is the most commonly used therapy for sleep apnea.

HPFY offers several PAP therapy devices to treat sleep apnea ensuring a comfortable sleep throughout the night. Some people are able to tolerate a steady and gentle flow of air during sleep while some of them can not. For them there are devices that offer variations in pressure. These devices use a positive airway pressure which is applied to the upper airway through a facial mask. Tupes of PAP devices include:

CPAP Systems

  • CPAP is an acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It provides the same (continuous) level of pressure to the person’s upper airway all night.
  • This pressure prevents the upper airway from collapsing at the time of sleep.

BiPAP Systems

  • BiPAP stands for Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure. It provides varying levels of pressure to the upper airway in the night.
  • The pressure is high at the time of inhalation and lower at the time of exhalation.

What Makes CPAP Different from BiPAP?

CPAP machines are the most commonly used devices for obstructive sleep apnea. These devices deliver a steady, continuous stream of air pressure to the upper airways preventing them from collapsing. First a CPAP titration study is conducted based on which your doctor determines the settings for your CPAP device to set it to deliver that required amount of pressure in a continuous manner. But these devices can only be set for a single level of pressure throughout the night.

Bi-PAP systems on the other hand works in conjugation with the respiratory process that is high pressure on inhalation and low pressure on exhalation.

At HPFY we encompass CPAP and BiPAP machines like Devilbiss IntelliPAP Standard CPAP System or DreamStation Portable CPAP Machine and many more from top quality manufacturers. Browse for the device you need and take your pick on great offer prices! Also avail great discounts at humidifiers, masks and interfaces and related accessories.