3 Suggestions for Buying a CPAP Machine

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If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, then you might be looking into gently used cpap machines and bipap machines to take home. Finding cpap machines for sale can be a little difficult because you can’t really test them out before you get them home. Especially the bigger, cumbersome machines. If you are like most of the world then you will want to get the best product you can for the least amount of money. Before you decide with cpap or bipap machine to get then there are a few things you should think about.

Find out what type of machine you need.
This could be anything from an auto cpap to a standard. You can find out what you need by talking to your doctor. An auto cpap machine is the kind that automatically adjusts the pressure and a standard one will blow one consistent therapy pressure. If you have a prescription from your doctor, this information might be on there. If not, you can still talk to a cpap professional in order to find out what would be best for you. Whatever type machine you get, you need to make sure that it has a warranty as well as a good return policy, especially if they are gently used cpap machines and bipap machines.

Figure out where you want to buy your machine from.
You can get gently used cpap machines and bipap machines from private owners but this is risky. If you really think that getting a second hand machine is best, then you should look into a professional company that sells machines that have had previous owners. The nice thing about still buying from a company is that they will have information such as, how many hours the device has been used for, the condition that it’s in and where it came from. They won’t take faulty of defected machines in order to protect their own brand. Also, keep in mind that you don’t absolutely have to buy gently used cpap machines and bipap machines, even if you are trying to save money. Many companies will sell machines that have no been owned before but they are discounted because the boxes have been opened to be used for demonstrations, training or education purposes only. Floor models are often never used but are used to display the models and will be discounted as well because they are not sealed.

See what your doctor says about it all.
The first, middle and last person that you should be talking to when it comes to get a cpap or bipap machine, used or not, is your doctor. If you have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea but feel that you could benefit from a machine then it might be a good idea to see if your doctor agrees. Let them know the symptoms that you have experienced and the research that you have done on the machines and take their opinion into account. If you feel you need a second opinion, that’s okay to. However, make sure that you take everything to heart and let it help you in making a good decision. Also, if you talk to your doctor, they may be able to refer you to a good place that will sell you a cheaper version of the cpap and bipap machines. If they see that you are serious about this, they may even refer you to a sleep study to find out a little more about your condition which could be really helpful in finding you a better cure.

The thing with cpap and bipap machines is that they really hinder some factors in sleeping. For example, you have to sleep on your back for the most part in order to keep the mask in place. If you have a partner, you can forget about cuddling. They may not even want to share the bed anymore because of the noise of the machine. They can tend to be very loud and because of the rhythmic pattern of noise, it’s not just white noise like a fan. It’s a non-constant, sporadic noise that can be very annoying when you or your partner is trying to sleep.

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