At Lindsey Medical Supply in Oklahoma City, OK
Part of good health is getting plenty of restful sleep, but this can be a challenge for those suffering from sleep conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or other sleep disorders that produce breathing problems. Fortunately, the market is filled with solutions for sleep disorder patients to help them breathe easily so they can get adequate rest each night. Some of the most common products in this category are CPAP and BiPAP machines, which we’ll explain to help you understand how they function. Popular brands include Respironics and Inogen.
A CPAP machine provides one pressure setting that is constant throughout the night. Some of them come with ramp features that start at a lower pressure that increases slowly through the night until it reaches the prescribed pressure. CPAP users often prefer this feature since it begins more gently and isn’t as intimidating as starting at full pressure.
A BiPAP machine comes with two pressure settings, with one prescribed inhalation pressure and a lower pressure for exhalation. These dual settings help the user to get more air into their lungs during the night. Since high-pressure air settings can make exhalation feel more difficult, a BiPAP’s lower pressure setting may be helpful for patients who struggle with exhalation on a typical CPAP machine.
Here at Lindsey Medical Supply in Oklahoma City, we carry respiratory products from Inogen and Respironics, including CPAP and BiPAP machines as well as masks. Lindsey Medical Supply serves the whole OKC metro area with the largest showroom in the city. We carry a wide array of products with plenty of items for you to try before you buy! Lindsey Medical Supply also has rentals available. We proudly serve Edmond as well as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.