Purchasing a CPAP machine is the first step to receiving proper sleep apnea therapy and finally getting a good night’s rest. There are many options for which type of CPAP machine you purchase, essentially customizing your sleep apnea therapy to suit you best. At the bottom of the page you will find a more extensive description of each type of machine that we carry and get a better idea of what machine will work for you.
Our machine selection ranges from the classic CPAP machines to BiPAP machines which provide a higher pressure during inhalation, and a lower pressure during exhalation, to Auto machines which auto adjust to your breathing rate. These machines are the best options for receiving therapy to treat sleep apnea. When looking into purchasing a machine you should also look at machine parts not necessarily for replacement purposes, but to add on to your machine to make it best suited for you. Be sure to work with your physician to determine which machine will be best for your sleep apnea.
CPAP machines work to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). They work by sending a steady stream of pressure into the air passageways to guarantee that during sleep they are not obstructed. CPAP machines are available in a range of styles and sizes with many options to choose from.
Auto Adjusting, or APAP, machines automatically calculate a patient’s necessary pressure and without any pre-set programming, adjust to a comfortable level. These machines are ideal for patients whose air pressure varies throughout the night, and often can provide greater comfort with their adjusting airflow.
More severe cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea are treated with Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines. BiPAP machines have the ability to provide a greater pressure during inhalation, and a lesser pressure during exhalation, often providing greater comfort. If your case of sleep apnea is severe, a BiPAP machine is probably your best treatment option.
There are a multitude of machine replacement parts and enhancements to guarantee your CPAP, APAP, or BiPAP machine works at its highest level of performance and continues to give you the ability to have a quality night’s sleep. In order to keep your machine running smoothly be sure to properly upkeep and replace machine parts when necessary.
CPAP machines can be formatted with a plethora of different options in order to customize your experience to create sleep therapy that best suits you.
-Data Storage: A select few manufacturers are developing machines so advanced that a patient’s sleep data is transferred via a wireless internet connection to a computer nearby, allowing a physician to monitor the patient's sleep patterns to better adjust the pressure and improve therapy. Many machines can store up to a year’s worth of data, ensuring any long term patterns are detected. If curious, you can also monitor your own sleep patterns!
-Humidifiers: The need for a humidifier varies location to location depending on your environment. Optional humidifiers seek to make breathing in the pressurized air more enjoyable by delivering moist air like your lungs are used to. When the air is too dry, CPAP machines can be uncomfortable and many patients will think about stopping therapy before they can gain true benefits. For this reason, humidifiers are recommended in order to increase compliance and allow the most comfortable CPAP experience possible.
-Easy Travel: Many machines are now built featuring a more compact size, making them ideal for traveling. If your job includes travel, you may find that bringing your machine with you on trips can be cumbersome, but with our handy travel cases and manufacturer’s small designs, you can be sure to stay organized and keep up with your therapy. If this is the case for you, we recommend that you stay away from the bulkier machines and instead look at something more travel friendly.
-Filters: Filters are an essential part of every machine. Your machine will typically include one or two initial filters that are used to attract harmful particles from the air. This ensures that particles are captured by your filter and not breathed in with your therapy, eliminating irritation. Filters keep you from waking up due to irritation, and your therapy will remain smooth and consistent from the time you are asleep until the time you wake. There are a few filter options for most machines, so be sure to check out our filters section for maximum comfort.
CPAP machines are the standard starting point for the CPAP experience. CPAP machines deliver air at a fixed pressure throughout the night. They work well for patients with steady, predictable needs and will successfully keep the air passageways from collapsing during your sleep. They work with all types of tubing and masks, and are usually the least expensive of the various types of machines. This type of CPAP breathing machine has multiple manufacturers and there is continuous innovation in the field, allowing a customized and comfortable experience.
The Auto Adjusting Positive Airway Pressure or APAP machine, is a favorite among CPAP users. These machines have the ability to sense changes in your breathing patterns and adapt and apply either more or less pressure. Generally, it ramps the pressure up to a higher setting when it senses that an apnea or a hypopnea is occurring to maintain unobstructed airways. Because of this advanced feature, many sleep doctors working alongside their patents favor these breathing machines for sleep apnea because of advanced tracking features, which can then be used to prescribe better care to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
BiPAP, also known as BiLevel or Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure, machines are an advanced form of CPAP machine that puts out a higher pressure during inhalation, and a lower one during exhalation. These machines are often said to be more comfortable, as the exhalation relief helps you breathe easier throughout the night. There machines are a bit more expensive, but they tend to be the most popular, as the advanced technology delivers a completely custom pressure schedule to accompany your needs. All major manufacturers such as Resmed, Respironics, and DeVilbiss have designed a breathing machine for sleep apnea to increase the amount of comfort you experience during sleep.
In this section, you can find parts to maintain and upgrade your CPAP, Auto, or BiPAP machine if a part were to fail or simply wear out. Products range from data cards for easy sleep tracking to solar chargers that can be used while camping, all meant to improve the function and use of CPAP sleep therapy machines. Many of these machine parts are specific to one or a few types of machines, so double check that the part you need is compatible with your machine.