Category Archives : CPAP

What is APAP or AutoPAP?

AutoPAP – also known as “APAP”, “auto-titrating CPAP”, “auto-adjusting CPAP”, or “self-adjusting CPAP.” A CPAP machine is set for one continuous pressure. An AutoPAP automatically adjusts, on a breath-by-breath basis, to deliver the minimum pressure needed to keep the upper airway open during sleep. This allows the device provide you with your ideal pressure over […]

CPAP Supplies

CPAP machines and CPAP masks are composed of many different parts. Collectively, these parts are termed as “CPAP Supplies”. Inspecting and replacing (when required) these parts is a great way to keep your setup fresh and clean without having to spend a lot of money on brand new equipment. There are many different types of […]

CPAP Timeline

1928: EEG Introduced Identifying difference between brain waves during sleep and wakefulness possible now. 1956: Pickwickian syndrome – The True effects of Sleep Apnea revealed Around 1956, Dr. Burwell was treating patients who often had suffered heart failure, extreme sleepiness or fatigue, as well as improper airflow to the lungs; or respiratory failure. 1958: REM […]

CPAP Timeline

What Is CPAP?

Definition CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. CPAP typically is used by people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea. Overview CPAP treatment involves a CPAP machine, which has three main parts: A mask or other device that fits over your […]