What Are BiPAP Masks for Sleep Apnea?

Q:
What are BiPAP masks for sleep apnea?

A:
BiPAP stands for bilevel positive airway pressure. BiPAP device has a mask to fit over the patients’ nose, or nose and mouth. It builds to a higher pressure when you inhale and decreases to a lower pressure when you exhale, so it can assist the weak breathing pattern of central sleep apnea.

If you haven’t take a breath after so many seconds during sleep, some BiPAP devices can detect such situation and deliver a breath automatically.

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