Your Home Sleep Specialist
PreferredCPAP.com is family owned and operated and has been providing home medical equipment to you the customer since 2001. Having operated a traditional home medical equipment company for 8 plus years, I realized that many people need sleep therapy equipment and are not able to obtain it because of their lack of insurance or high deductibles and co-pays. From this realization PreferredCPAP.com was created. Our mission is to provide up to date information on the latest sleep therapy and oxygen therapy equipment combined with the finest customer service available on the internet. PreferredCPAP.com is a distributor of Home Sleep products with over 50 years of combined industry experience.
Since our inception, PreferredCPAP.com has been committed to providing its customers with the best equipment at the lowest prices. With the growing costs of healthcare, many people no longer have the necessary healthcare coverage that will supply them with the equipment they need for a healthy night's sleep. PreferredCPAP.com provides the equipment at deeply discounted rates so the proper therapy is affordable for CPAP / BIPAP/Bilevel users.
All of our products are brand new and come directly from the manufacturer and all with full warranties. No used equipment is ever bought or sold through PreferredCPAP.com.
Our business is strictly home sleep equipment and oxygen supplies. We possess the knowledge and expertise in home sleep that most homecare companies lack. Our highly trained and dedicated customer service representatives are able to troubleshoot any situation that may arise. Also, when you call during regular business hours, you will never get a recording or a voice mailbox. You will speak with a live customer service representative, the first time, every time.
If you are tired of constantly paying high prices for equipment, frustrated with the lack of service your current provider is offering or would just like a single, one stop shop for all of your Home Sleep needs, then give PreferredCPAP.com a call today.
We will take pride in the service that will keep you coming back to PreferredCPAP.com for years to come.
Manufacturers such as Respironics, ResMed, and DeVilbiss, have made significant changes to the size, shape, weight, and technology in CPAP Machines on the market today. Machines today are capable of altering the pressure based on the breathing cycle of the patient, alerting the patient for various problems throughout the night, and alerting the patient when the filters and/or the mask needs to be replaced.
As Sleep Labs continue to diagnose patients with sleeping disorders associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, sleep manufacturers are being pressured to create machines which are user friendly a well as travel friendly. Machines today such as ResMed and Respironics are small in size and weigh just a few pounds. This is ideal for the traveler!
CPAP is an acronym for “Continuous Positive Airway Pressure”. A CPAP machine is a non-invasive medical device used in conjunction with a mask which is worn over the nose (nasal mask), or over the nose and mouth (full face mask). Straps connected to the mask fit around the back of the head. A steady stream of air flow maintains airway pressure keeping the passageways open, therefore, maintaining normal breathing. There are other surgical and pharmaceutical options, but they have not proven effective for everyone who has Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other breathing disorders may also use a CPAP at night.
Since sleep apnea can have an overall effect on a person’s wakefulness during the day, a CPAP is a useful tool. People who are driving and have obstructive sleep apnea are more likely to be involved in car accidents than those without. Therefore, addressing sleep apnea with CPAP Therapy is necessary.
Sleep Therapy equipment, including CPAP, AUTOPAP and BIPAP/Bilevel machines and nasal, full face and nasal pillow masks are always being improved upon in areas of size, style, features, and quietness. Patient comfort is number one and compliance with therapy is important for the improved quality of life CPAP therapy offers.
For those who are in need of a second CPAP machine, would like a smaller CPAP machine for travel , don’t wish to go through insurance or have no insurance at all, ordering through our website is the most cost effective way to purchase your equipment. Though, at first, adjusting to the CPAP can be difficult, the benefits can ultimately outweigh initial discomfort. Those who have been affected by sleep apnea for much of their life will soon find themselves feeling rested and refreshed. Greater alertness during the day can increase memory, improve job performance and enhance mood.
OSA is the repeated interruption of breathing during sleep. When the muscles which support the tongue and soft palate relax during sleep, the airway becomes narrower causing snoring and some breathing difficulty. When these muscles relax excessively, the tongue and tissues completely block the airway preventing breathing completely. An apnea, which is the cessation of breathing for at least 10 seconds, can occur as many as 20 to 60 times within an hour. When this happens, the quality of one's sleep is greatly compromised, and it can also lead to numerous health conditions and a decline in the quality of life. Through the use of a CPAP machine, sleep apnea can be treated without medication or surgery.
CPAP MACHINES deliver air through a specially designed NASAL mask or Full Face Mask. The mask/machine does not breathe for you; the flow of air creates enough pressure when you inhale to keep your airway open. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is considered the most effective non-surgical treatment for the alleviation of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A CPAP machine is set to a constant pressure setting with little deviation from the continuous pressure.
The Nasal CPAP mask is designed to fit over the nose. This type of mask is available in many different sizes and models, as well as differing cushion types. The Nasal mask cushion is available in silicone, gel, or plastic. In addition, other nasal masks include Nasal Pillow interfaces. The Nasal Pillows is more lightweight than standard Nasal masks. While the CPAP Therapy is applied directly through the nasal passages via Nasal Pillows, this process is accomplished via small inserts (called Nasal Pillows) at the base of the nare. The advantages of the nasal CPAP masks include wide varieties in style, size, material, cost and light-weight. There are many manufacturers of masks which include ResMed, Respironics, DeVilbiss, Fisher & Paykel. The Full Face Mask is designed to fit over the nose and the mouth. This type of mask is designed to combat the problem of opening the mouth during sleep. If a patient opens their mouth during sleep, the therapeutic effect of CPAP escapes through this opening. Fisher & Paykel has created a unique "under the chin" design in the HC431 and HC432 which helps patients keep their mouth closed throughout the night. Currently Full Face mask is limited in style and the cost is significantly higher than most nasal masks.
Most CPAP Machines require very little scheduled maintenance. One item that does however need to be changed on a regular basis is the filter . Most machines use at least one, poly foam, washable, re-usable filter. The filter is usually located on the back of the machine. Respironics and Puritan-Bennett provide a re-usable filter with their machines, while ResMed and Fisher & Paykel provide disposable filters with their machines.
CPAP filters should be changed every 30-45 days depending on your environment. Once a month you should inspect your filters to ensure they are not discolored and full of dust. If your filter appears to be in good shape, simply place the filter back into the machine and continue use. If however the filter appears to be worn or discolored, wash, if re-usable or replace the disposable.
By replacing filters on a regular basis you will insure proper operation of your machine and prevent harmful contaminants from entering your body.
Patients often experience discomfort when using CPAP, Auto CPAP, and BiPAP/Bilevel therapy. Due to this discomfort, patients may discontinue using their machine. The discomfort usually involves drying of nasal passages, sore throat, swelling of the tongue etc. All of the major manufacturers of CPAP Supplies offer some type of heated humidifier. Whether you own a ResMed, Respironics, Fisher & Paykel, DeVilbiss or other, please consider trying a heated humidifier with your present machine.
Additionally, in some of the colder climates, the winter climate can cause severe drying of the airways. People who are affected with Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB) suffer due to the dry air of the season as well as the drying caused by their CPAP device.
The CPAP Mask is the one truly effective method of delivering CPAP therapy to the patient in a non-intrusive method. While CPAP Masks are available in many styles, shapes, sizes and models.
THE BIPAP/Bilevel MACHINE
The BiPAP/Bilevel machines allows the air that is delivered through the mask to be set at one pressure for inhaling and another for exhaling. This makes BiPAP/Bilevel much easier for users to adapt to and also allows neuromuscular disease sufferers to use the device. These dual settings also allow people who use the device to get more air in and out of the lungs.