CPAP therapy is the most commonly prescribed treatment for Sleep Apnea, and after being diagnosed, your doctor will prescribe, along with a CPAP mask, a CPAP Machine. Machines are available in three therapy levels – Fixed Pressure CPAP, Auto CPAP, and Bi-Level or BiPAP – and your doctor will prescribe the treatment best suited to your individual needs.
A fixed pressure CPAP Machine will deliver one pressure setting all night. Similarly, an Auto CPAP Machine provides one set pressure, but the pressure automatically adjusts to stabilize your airway when the machine senses you need it. Finally, Bi-Level or BiPAP machines use two pressure settings, one for inhalation, and another for exhalation.
At cheapcpapsupplies.com, the Philips Respironics REMstar line of machines has become quite popular, and one we highly recommend. Available in four options – Auto, Plus, Pro, and SE – you will find a CPAP Machine to suit almost any need with REMstar.
The REMstar Auto offers four models and A-Flex for comfort. A-Flex is a pressure relief technology that minimizes the pressure transition between breaths in and out. Also included are advanced event detection and the option for a heated tube.
Next are the REMstar Plus and REMstar Pro. The REMstar Plus has only one mode, and C-Flex, which minimizes pressure at the beginning of exhalation and reverts to therapeutic pressure before inhaling again. The REMstar Pro, on the other hand, has three modes and C-Flex+, which is a combination of A-Flex and C-Flex, advanced event detection, and both offer the heated tube option.
Last is the REMstar SE, which includes Flex, Visual Inspection Check reporting, onboard memory, and a heated tube option, but is not compatible with the SleepMapper Application.
All Phillips Respironics REMstar System One machines have onboard Flex demonstration modes to allow therapy patients to try Flex on their own. REMstar machines utilize a modem and an SD card for compliance purposes. Respironics patients also have access to SleepMapper, a mobile and web capable self-management application, to make compliance tracking more convenient for patients. SleepMapper allows patients to learn more about their sleep apnea, how their therapy is working for them and even check their compliance. Patients also have the option to buy most machines with or without a humidifier.
Any questions or concerns? Call us today, or visit us online and let us help you select the best Philips Respironics REMstar CPAP Machine for you.