Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
You’ve got a choice
BlueSleep recommends the best, FDA-approved CPAP machines and helps you set it up so you get the right fit for comfort and effectiveness.
3B Medical Luna II
Integrated heated humidifier advanced efficacy reporting includes CSA detection
Philips Dreamstation 2
DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced is designed to help you succeed
3B Medical Luna G3
Integrated heated tubing and modem makes for a streamlined profile and small footprint
Resmed AirSense 11
Combining enhanced digital health technology with effective therapy modes
Resmed AirSense 10
AirSense™ 10 is one of the world’s most widely used series of CPAP and APAP machines
What is the upside of CPAP?
CPAP reduces or eliminates extremely loud snoring that often accompanies sleep apnea. It also has an integrated humidifier for extra comfort, as well as microcomputers and built in communication systems that monitor how well the machine is working. This also allows your sleep doctor to monitor your progress and make adjustments.
What is the downside of CPAP?
Many patients can’t handle the aesthetics or claustrophobia of sleeping with tubes and a face mask. And some experience congestion or irritation of the nasal passages and dry mouth. Some patients swear by their machines, while others taper off and stop using them. Insurance requires patients to use the CPAP. If not, you have to send it back.
Also, the largest manufacturer of CPAP, Philips Respironics, recently recalled its machines due to the deterioration of polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam which can potentially enter the patient’s air pathway. Have no fear. There are other options, like a custom-fabricated oral device or surgery, if absolutely necessary.
How to get a CPAP?
Make an appointment with a BlueSleep specialist. Be sure to fill out the questionnaire before your appointment. Take a 3-night home sleep test. If the results are positive, we’ll recommend a CPAP (or an oral device). Insurance requires a positive sleep apnea test to pay for CPAP.
BlueSleep prescribes the CPAP and places an order with the leading national DME (Durable Medical Equipment) companies that ship the CPAP to your home. We’ll help you set up your CPAP machine so that it’s comfortable and effective.