Benefits of Auto-adjusting CPAP Machines

December 13, 2011 | CPAP Benefits |
Benefits of Auto-adjusting CPAP Machines

Auto-adjusting CPAP machines (APAP) are designed to automatically adjust the amount of pressure delivered on a breath by breath basis. The auto-adjusting CPAP can operate in a full CPAP machine mode to deliver a constant pressure when desired.  These machines are typically software capable, or ‘smart’ machines, which can help you and your doctor fine-tune your obstructive sleep apnea therapy and monitor for effectiveness.

Proponents of the auto-adjusting CPAP machine suggest the automatic pressure adjustments lead to more effective Obstructive Sleep Apnea therapy.  The auto-adjusting process ensures the minimum amount of pressure is provided leading to less apnea and hypopnea events.

The APAP aids in reducing incidents of aerophagia. Aerophagia is the act of swallowing air which leads to gas and bloating.

The auto-adjusting CPAP machine is a bit more costly than the standard CPAP machine. However, this cost is considered to be offset by the lack of need for subsequent sleep studies.

There are a couple APAP machines which have not only garnered high praise among users but have proven to be highly effective.  The ResMed S9 AutoSet CPAP machine was introduced last year and has become the #1 machine. Although different in a few ways, it is fairly equal in its technology.  Finally, the Devilbiss IntelliPAP Auto CPAP machine is a great value with high quality standards but without all the bells and whistles.  Whatever auto CPAP machine you choose, there may be a slight adjustment from a standard CPAP machine.  Nevertheless, you will end up appreciating the benefits of an auto-adjusting CPAP machine.

Chris Vasta CPAP Expert & President at The CPAP Shop

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Chris Vasta

Over a 10+ year career at PHH Mortgage managing a $100 million portfolio, Chris Vasta learned the ins and outs of the business world. He learned how to establish business relationships, lead a multi-prong team, and implement strategies for long-term growth. In 2007, Vasta used that experience to transition his role into president of The CPAP Shop. Over his tenure, Vasta has been involved in everything from website design to warehouse layout. His hands-on approach with customers has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the challenges of beginning and adhering to sleep therapy. He often provides his insights on product…


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  • Catherine y. archuleta

    I have worn a cpap for over ten years. the first machine was great -had no problem at all. when it was replaced ( about 10 years) with the Dream Machine I have had trouble. After I have had it on for an hour or two my mouth gets dry and sticks together. It wakes me up and I have to drink water ever 20 minutes or so. I get no sleep and eventually take it off. No one can explain why this happens. I am so frustrated and can’t get sleep. Help!

  • Thomas Hons

    Is there a way i could make payments on a cpap machine i had one the pers

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