CPAP or Auto CPAP prosthesis?
People looking for a prosthesis for themselves often come across the term: Auto CPAP. What is the difference between an ordinary prosthesis and an Auto prosthesis? A normal CPAP machine supplies air with constant pressure during sleep. The Auto CPAP device delivers as much pressure as the patient currently needs. The Auto CPAP machine evaluates this thanks to a special algorithm that ensures a thorough analysis of all relevant parameters.
Is the apparatus equipped with an expiratory relief?
Thanks to expiratory relief, the CPAP device lowers the pressure when exhaling. Thanks to this it is simply easier for the patient to get the air out of the mask. Both CPAP and Auto CPAP machines have this option. Relief may start at the beginning of an exhalation or before an inhalation ends.
How often should I use the CPAP machine?
The prosthesis is used according to the doctor’s recommendations, usually simply every night, while sleeping. Short breaks (1-2 days), which are rare, have little effect on overall treatment. It should be remembered that the treatment of apnea is long-term, therefore regular checks of the severity of the disease by the doctor are necessary.
Should you also buy a humidifier?
It is best to consult a doctor when purchasing a humidifier. It is often recommended especially when the patient uses the CPAP prosthesis in a dry and warm room. You don’t have to buy a humidifier right away, you can buy it later when you use the device regularly.
Do the you need to change the filters in the machine?
CPAP devices are equipped with filters designed to trap contamination from the air that could irritate the respiratory tract. Sponge filters are washable and disposable filters must be replaced. In most models, you can do it yourself. It is important to use the filters of the original manufacturer and not to use domestic substitute materials.