What’s a VPAP?

Explaining the VPAP is going to be the focus of this article and how it pertains to patients who suffer from sleep apnea. Many people suffer from or are affected by sleep apnea. When treatment begins a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure) is used to treat patients with any of the 3 kinds of sleep apnea. There are currently 4 different models of CPAP machines, but this article will discuss the use of the VPAP. The VPAP uses a different system to manage the airflow of the patient on a breath by breath basis, designed primarily to treat the central sleep apnea in all its permutations. By suppressing Cheyne stokes respiration and increases the amount of time patients spend in REM sleep. People with lung disease and strong respiratory disorders may appreciate the VPAPs high and low pressure levels.

How to Use a VPAP

The VPAP stands for variable positive airway pressure and is a machine that can be used most effectively in the following situations:


·    For those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea this is a potentially life-saving treatment option.

·    For those who want their machine to “read” their unique breathing pattern delivering high pressure on the inhale and low pressure on the exhale.

·    For those who want a quiet, modern, and extremely “low noise” output.

·    For those who enjoy a heated humidifier experience.

Why You Should Choose a VPAP

Because the CPAP machine can be quite uncomfortable for patients to exhale through due to the higher pressure against them VPAPs offer a more tailored experience. VPAP’s make use of smarter technology that adapts to the patients exhale with lower levels of exhalation resistance. Breathing feels more natural due to the fact, that VPAP has automatically adjusting bi-level technology, and is very easy to adjust quickly for maximum comfort.