CPAP Machines and Masks
We rated our four most popular CPAP Machines from Resmed, Luna and Dreamstation. Our Best CPAP Reviews consider Effectiveness, Size, Comfort, Design and Noise Level. Every patient is different, so BlueSleep helps guide patients on the best CPAP to stop Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
BlueSleep’s sleep specialists annual review of CPAP Machines and CPAP Masks is based on actual clinical results and feedback from thousands of BlueSleep patients.
What’s a CPAP
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a machine that uses mild air pressure to keep breathing airways open while you sleep, in essence stopping sleep apnea. The CPAP includes a mask that fits over your nose or your nose and mouth; straps to position the mask; a tube that connects the mask to the machine’s motor; and a motor that blows air into the tube.
Long term Benefits of CPAP
While CPAP machines are cumbersome and unattractive, they save lives by preventing sleep apnea which is linked to high blood pressure; heart attacks; memory and cognitive function; and erectile dysfunction. Better sleep also improves daytime sleepiness and bed partner relationships.
Potential Side Effects of CPAP
CPAPs take some adjusting for the best fit, and sleeping with a machine requires patience. You may have dry mouth, a runny nose, congestion or nose bleeds. Consult your doctor in the first few weeks to ensure the best fit. If you experience bloating or stomach pain, discontinue CPAP immediately and call your doctor. The daily use of your CPAP is important for your health. Furthermore, if you’re not using your CPAP machine (non-compliant), insurance companies will not pay for coverage and require you to return it.