Air Way Medical

 

Sleep Therapy Programs

Our Sleep Therapy Program can help you manage all your ongoing needs for your CPAP/BiPAP and supplies.

Our trained staff is available to answer questions about CPAP/BIPAP therapy, offer solutions for concerns about equipment, troubleshoot problems, and recommend some tips about caring for supplies.

Air-Way Medical is committed to supplying our patients the newest and most appropriate CPAP supplies to promote the patient health and compliance. A certified Respiratory Therapist is on-site for patient calls requiring professional assistance.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

The CPAP system is an electronically operated unit, used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by providing a low-pressure airflow to the airways through either a full face mask or a nasal mask that fits over the nose or nasal pillows, which are inserted into the nostrils. Air pressure holds the airway open, preventing the collapse of the palate and tongue over the air passage. This allows for normal breathing and uninterrupted sleep. It is important to have your mask fitted properly to your face to ensure the system is providing you with the treatment your physician has prescribed.


Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)

Some patients feel more comfortable with a bi-level unit such as the BiPAP-S The BiPAP-S delivers bi-level ventilation in the spontaneous mode. The patient initiates all breaths. No ventilator respiratory rate is set. Standard CPAP units maintain the same pressure while a patient inhales and exhales. A bi-level unit has different pressures for inhalation and exhalation. Many patients report that the bi-level unit's lower expiratory pressure makes it easier for them to exhale, so they feel more comfortable. To qualify for an intermittent assist device, there may need to be a documented unsuccessful use of CPAP.


Common Diagnoses:

  • Insomnia with Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Respiratory Insufficiency

Did you know that worn-out CPAP supplies and BIPAP supplies may lead to ineffective treatment?

If it has been over six months since you replaced supplies or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, contact us for assistance.

1.You have trouble getting a tight seal on your mask.
2.You have a red mark on your face from the mask.
3.Your mouth is dry in the morning when you wake up.
4.You are experiencing congestion, such as dry or sore throat in the morning.
5.You find yourself feeling tired during the day again.
6.You begin to fall asleep while watching TV, driving or reading a book.
7.The mask you are using does not feel comfortable.
8.Your eyes are red and scratchy from air blowing in your eyes throughout the night.
9.You need supplies prior to traveling.
10.You have questions on how to clean your supplies and/or equipment