As you may know, there are a lot of manufacturers out there. However, brands such as Resmed, Drive DeVilbiss, and Philips Respironics are considered to be the best and we highly recommend them to all patients. These machines are well made and come with great features. They also make some CPAP Cleaning Supplies.
Features You Definitely Need
There are a lot of features or systems a CPAP machine will offer, but some are mandatory by today’s standards. We will cover them below.
All CPAP machines must be quiet, under 30 dB of noise when operating. This will ensure that you don’t have to listen to the electric motor while sleeping and you will sleep better. It is an extremely important feature that has been implemented on almost all new models.
Humidifier uses a water chamber and a separate hose to provide moisture to your airways. This will keep them moist and avoid dry mouth, throat, or nose in the morning. If you suffer from these issues or if you 8 breathe through the mouth only while you sleep, it is an extremely important system.
If you are one of those who like to travel, you will need a small and portable CPAP machine. This will help you with the transport and allow you to use the machine in hotels or while on a journey. Modern machines come in very small sizes.
RAMP feature starts with the lowest air pressure when you use the CPAP machine and gradually increase it as you sleep. It is extremely important for people who have a hard time getting used to the air pressure while sleeping and who need some relief during that time period.
- Pressure Relief When Exhaling
This is another, popular and much-needed system. In general, it uses lower air pressure when you exhale during sleep. This makes usage of the machine simpler and easier. It also helps you sleep better and enjoys more.
The system will notify the user once the mask has come off the face. If you move a lot while you sleep, this is a mandatory and extremely essential system. It comes in many forms and it is very desirable, especially in modern machines.
If there is a leak through the night in any of the systems, the machine will increase pressure to compensate for it and make sure that the treatment is still effective.
Data monitoring allows you to collect data on how you sleep on a server and analyze them or even more importantly, allow for your doctor to analyze them.