Guidelines to choosing the perfect CPAP Machine
Most people with Sleep Apnea will tell you that sleeping with a CPAP Machine takes some getting used to. Many of them have their own opinions as to which CPAP Accessories and Masks
provide the most confortable night's sleep. Here is a list of the basic CPAP Machine varieties, Accessories, and Addons.
CPAP Humidifiers: For almost all people diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, the dryness of the air in a CPAP Machine can cause nasal discomfort that disrupts sleep. Humidifiers add moisture to the air flow to alleviate such discomforts. There are different varieties of CPAP humidifiers, including Passover Humidifiers, Heated Humidifers, Integrated Humidifiers, Built-In Humidifers, and Stand Alone Humidifiers.
Full Face Masks / Headgear: In order to get a good night's sleep, it essential to get a CPAP mask that you feel comfortable wearing all night long. For this reason there exists a variety of CPAP Headgear designed to fit the face more comfortably, using nasal pillows, comfort gels, adjustable straps and cushions.
Variable Pressure Systems For Inhaling and Exhaling: Some people may benefit from having a Bi-Level C PAP device that is able to adjust pressure when inhaling or exhaling. Respironics C-Flex technology provides a similar breathing comfort.