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Durable Medical Equipment & Supplies

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is still considered the gold standard for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  The CPAP machine works by providing air pressure through a tubing to a mask at a precribed pressure. This CPAP pressure creates an air splint in the upper airway eliminating the snoring and collapse of the upper airway in those that suffer from OSA.

The CPAP machine is basically a small box which has a motorized fan inside. This fan very quietly draws air from the room, gently pressurizes it, then delivers it at a setting specific to your needs.A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway doesn't collapse when you breathe in. When you use CPAP, your bed partner may sleep better too.

You use CPAP at home every night while you sleep. The CPAP machine will have one of the following:

  • A mask that covers your nose and mouth.

  • A mask that covers your nose only-called nasal continuous positive airway pressure, or NCPAP (this type of mask is most common).

  • Prongs that fit into your nose.

" I suffered long from restless sleep, never thought that I was ignorant of my sleep apnea and now after being diagnosed, my whole nights become much better after using the CPAP machine."

Thank you for helping me.

 

David. K

What DME do we offer?

Durable medical equipment (DME) refers to all the hardware a person needs in order to treat their healthcare problems.

The typical CPAP equipment setup includes a main machine and several accessories. Some of them are permanent, while others wear out and are replaced regularly.

PAP machineThis could be a CPAP, BiPAP, AutoPAP, or ASV device. Most of them are equipped with built-in humidification, digital compliance chips, and CPAP filters.

Filters: Additional disposable filters are also needed, as PAP setups use a 2-filter system.

Tubing: This is the coiled hose used to deliver the pressurized air from the machine to the mask.

Masks: This could be a nasal pillow, nasal mask, or oronasal (full face) mask.

Headgear: This is how the mask is secured for use.

Chin strap: This is used to prevent mouth breathing, to ensure that PAP therapy is effective.