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FAQs About ResMed BiPAP & VPAP Machines

What is the difference between a CPAP machine and a BiPAP machine?

While similar, the CPAP machine provides you the same amount of air pressure throughout the breathing cycle, while a BiPAP machine provides a higher amount of air pressure during inhalation. 

Which is more comfortable, CPAP or BiPAP? 

Both types of machines provide pressure relief comfort and most also have the option for humidification.  BiPAP machines also deliver breathing assistance during the inhalation phase of breath.

Is BiPAP considered life support?

Sleep doctors prescribe BiPAP when it is beneficial for people affected with COPD as it improves sleep quality which in turn increases lifespan. BiPAP machines are often used when an emergency breathing situation arises.

What Does The ResMed BiPAP Machine Do?

A BiPAP machine can help you breathe easily by forcing air into your lungs through a mask or nasal plug. You receive therapy through pressurized air from the machine. The reason it's called "positive pressure ventilation" is because the machine uses air pressure to open your lungs and increase oxygen absorption.

How Long Should A BiPAP Machine Be Used?

You must use your BiPAP machine for at least four hours every day in order to meet the compliance standards set out by insurance providers. However, doctors typically advise you to wear your device at all times while you sleep because your airway can become blocked whenever you are relaxed enough to fall asleep.

What Is The Difference Between VPAP and BiPAP?

When comparing VPAP to BiPAP, VPAP is lighter and quieter (31 vs. 43 dB with IPAP: EPAP = 15:5 cm H2O and breathing frequency = 15 breaths per minute). Both devices show comparable and trustworthy triggering at low flow rates for mask leaks of 0 to 30 l/min.