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The mission of the CPAP Wiki is to provide a rich and vast resource of information, created by you, and people like you, for the purpose of helping those who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or conditions that require the use of a CPAP, APAP, BiPAP, or other types of respiratory equipment. You may start by reading the articles. Or, go ahead and dive right in by beginning to edit, improve, or write your own articles. There is a lot of help here. We encourage you to share your knowledge and experience, and with a collaborative community effort your contributions will make it into an ever-evolving wealth of wisdom.

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Selected CPAP Machine Article

Learn about CPAP, why you may need CPAP and what it takes to get the right one!
There are many choices to make when selecting a CPAP machine. CPAP (pronounced see-pap) is an acronym for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. The term CPAP is used two ways. One way is literal, indicating a straight CPAP machine with a constant pressure. The other way is generic, indicating two other types of PAP machines, including bilevel PAP (with one pressure for inhalation and one for exhalation) and auto-adjusting PAP (APAP with self-adjusting pressure based on your body’s requirements , and auto-adjusting bilevel.) Other terms for a PAP machine are device, flow generator, or blower. The earliest treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea was a tracheostomy, cutting a permanent hole in the windpipe. The CPAP machine was invented in 1981...(Read more)

Selected CPAPtalk Member Article

Building Your CPAP Support Team

by Mile High Sleeper

What are the basic parts needed for successful CPAP therapy?

1) Machine

2) Mask

3) Hose

4) Support Team

Read why having a support team is critical to achieving successful CPAP therapy.

If you have more information for this topic, please add your thoughts and experience to this article. Read the full article here.

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