What is Bipap and Cpap difference?
What is BiPap?
Some medical problems can make it hard for you to breathe.
In these cases, you might benefit from bilevel positive airway pressure. It is commonly known as “BiPap” or “BPap.” It is a type of ventilator—a device that helps with breathing. buy now
What is CPAP?
CPAP, the abbreviation for continuous positive airway pressure therapy, is a treatment method for patients who have sleep apnea. CPAP machines use mild air pressure to keep the airways open, and are typically used by patients who have breathing problems during sleep. More specifically, what CPAP therapy helps accomplish is making sure that your airway doesn’t collapse when you breathe while asleep. buy now
CPAP vs BiPAP
CPAP and BiPAP machines are both forms of positive airway pressure therapy, which uses compressed air to open and support the airway during sleep. A portable machine generates the pressurized air and directs it to the user’s airway via a hose and mask system. Both systems use the same masks, hoses, and other accessories.
|Typical Pressure Range
|4 to 20 cm H2O
|4 to 25 cm H2O
|Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), preterm infants
|OSA patients who respond poorly to CPAP, central sleep apnea (CSA), COPD, congestive heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, ALS
|May be covered
|May be covered if CPAP therapy fails or is contraindicated
Continuous airway pressure machines direct pressurized air — usually set between 4 and 20 cm H2O — into a user’s airway while they sleep.
Bi-level positive airway pressure machines have two air pressure settings: one for the inhalation phase (IPAP), and one for exhalation (EPAP). The EPAP is usually significantly lighter than the IPAP, allowing users to breathe more naturally and not feel as though they are fighting against the machine