CPAP Therapy Devices
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP pronounced "see-pap") devices deliver a steady, gentle flow of air throughout the night and are a very effective treatment for sleep apnea. Your doctor prescribes the therapy pressure to open your airway, which your device is set to deliver throughout the night.
Bi-level Therapy Devices
Bi-level (Bi-pap) therapy devices are set to deliver two levels of pressure during the night, a lower pressure when you breathe out (exhalation) and a higher level of pressure when you breathe in (inhalation). These devices are sometimes prescribed for patients who have trouble toler
Humidifiers are designed to moisturize the air that is being delivered to you from your therapy device. There are two types of humidifiers - heated and unheated. Heated humidifiers do not "heat the air" but will increase the moisture content of the air delivered. Humidifiers can help to reduce some of the side-effects of therapy, such as a dry nose.ating one constant pressure from a CPAP device.
Masks are used to deliver the air from the therapy device to you. A comfortable mask is a key factor in being able to use your treatment daily. Therefore, finding a mask that fits you and your lifestyle is important. There are many different styles and choices of masks available. If you are having difficulty with your current mask or would simply like to see what else is available contact a member of our respiratory care team to set a mask fitting appointment.
Once you have found a mask that works for you, it is important to clean and maintain it properly. Inspect your mask often for damage and wear. If it is ready for replacement, contact Home Medical Services respiratory care team at 316- 858-2198 or toll free at 800-452-5260 or stop by one of our locations.