CPAP machines are used by many people all around the world who suffer from various sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. This condition prevents normal breathing during the night, and causes sleep disruptions. If untreated, sleep apnea can lead to more serious conditions.
One of the most effective treatments for sleep apnea is known as continuous positive airway pressure, also known as CPAP. It is a special treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open by using a CPAP machine.
Most CPAP machines for sale on the market today come with three parts:
- A mask that covers the nose, or the nose and the mouth. Adjustable chin straps keep the mask stable during the night.
- A plastic tube that connects the mask with the CPAP machine.
- A motor that provides air into the plastic tube to the mask.
Some CPAP machines come with additional features, such as heated humidifiers. In general, almost all CPAP machines are compact, lightweight and relatively quiet. Some people say that the noise created by the CPAP machine is rhythmic and soothing thus helping the person to fall asleep.
Philips Respironics – is a global leader in the sleep and respiratory markets. They are passionate about providing solutions that lead to healthier patients, practices, and businesses.
Here is a sample list of the Philips Respironics CPAP machines. Click on each description to find out the details, specifications, pricing, warranty and reviews for this product.
DeVilBiss Healthcare – is a global leader in the production of respiratory & sleep therapy devices for treatment of sleep apnoea, COPD & other conditions.
Here is a sample list of DeVilBiss CPAP machines. Click on each description to find out the features, specifications, pricing, warranty and reviews for this product.
Human Design Medical – HDM is reinterpreting what a medical device company should be: Smaller devices, faster results, improved usability, increased accuracy, quieter motors, easier to use, the creation of higher quality device data that lets users know how they are doing from anywhere and on any platform
Here is a list of Human Design Medical (HDM) CPAP machines. Click on each description to find out the details, specifications, pricing, warranty and reviews for this product.
Resmed – is a global manufacturer of CPAP masks, machines and other products that diagnose, treat or help manage sleep-disordered breathing, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or other respiratory conditions.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare – are a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Their products and systems are sold in over 120 countries worldwide.
Why would you add a humidifier to your CPAP machine?
Adding a humidifier to your CPAP machine can increase your comfort levels when following your CPAP therapy. The humidifier adds moisture into the air that is being blown into your airway. Many people have said that they experience significant drying out of their nostrils, mouths, and throats without the humidifier.
Getting a quality CPAP machine is one of the most important choices that you will make. You want to make sure that the machine you purchase will work efficiently and consistently every night. There are many manufacturers of CPAP machines nowadays, but it is very important that you choose a CPAP machine made by one of the top manufacturers. The two leading CPAP equipment manufacturers are Philips Respironics and Resmed. Both of these companies have been manufacturing CPAP equipment for over 25 years (Respironics started in 1976 and Resmed started in 1989) Both of them manufacture top quality CPAP machines and accessories. Other reputable CPAP machine manufacturers are: Devilbiss, Puritan Bennett, Fisher and Paykel, and Aeiomed.
There are many positive benefits and advantages to using CPAP machines and the CPAP treatment advice from your sleep specialist. These machines are designed to:
- Keep the air way open during the night
- Reduce your snoring symptoms
- Improve your quality of sleep
- Reduce the sleep apnea symptoms, such as daytime sleepiness
- Prevent high blood pressure
If you know which type of mask you want or you would like to see what some masks look like, proceed to my CPAP masks page located here.