Glendale, AZ (PressExposure) July 11, 2011 -- Sleep Apnea Revealed, an informational website on the sleep disorder of sleep apnea, has expanded its information base, and added new information about bilevel positive airway pressure or bipap (http://sleepapnearevealed.com/bipap/).
While continuous positive airway pressure (cpap) has been known to be very effective for treating sleep-related breathing disorders such as sleep apnea, the reality is, it is not recommended for all patients. Those suffering from central type of sleep apnea are not recommended to use this type of treatment. Those who have neurological diseases and heart conditions such as congenital heart failure cannot use a cpap.
For such cases, doctors usually recommend the use of bipap machines for the treatment therapy. The main difference of a bipap from a cpap is that it has a dual setting. While the cpap only pumps pressurized air towards the lungs, the bipap pumps air into the lungs as you inhale and pumps air out as you exhale. This makes breathing out or exhaling easier even with the high level of pressure being pumped into the airways. That's why it is ideal for those who have been recommended a high pressure setting in their treatment. The patient does not have to breathe out against the oncoming air pressure.
A doctor's prescription is recommended before purchasing a bipap machine. It will require several breathing-related tests for the doctor to determine if bipap will be beneficial to you. Bipap machines look much like the cpap machine except most designs tend to be a little bit bigger. The cost may be covered by insurance depending on the type of insurance policy.
Bipap machines have been proven to be a very effective therapy treatment for sleep apnea. Before purchasing one, it is recommended to read several sleep apnea machines and cpap mask reviews to help you choose which the best item is for you.
Sleep Apnea Revealed (http://sleepapnearevealed.com/) provides more intensive information about bipap treatment and machines. The website will continue to add additional information on this important treatment for sleep apnea disorder.