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How does a BiPAP machine work?

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If you have a condition like sleep apnea, there may be times (like while you�re sleeping), when you can�t draw in the air you need. A BiPAP pushes pressurized air into your lungs. That opens them and lets you get the oxygen you need, which can lower your chances of things like a heart attack. A face mask, nasal mask, or nasal plugs are attached to the machine by a tube. The machine motor blows air through the tube, which enters your body through the mask or plugs.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine: “BiPap.”

American Sleep Association: “What is the difference between CPAP and BIPAP?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “BiPap.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Why Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk of Sudden Death.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 10, 2020

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “BiPap.”

American Sleep Association: “What is the difference between CPAP and BIPAP?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “BiPap.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Why Sleep Apnea Increases Your Risk of Sudden Death.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 10, 2020

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