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What are the different kinds of PAP devices?

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The main types of PAP devices are the CPAP, the BiPAP, the APAP, and the ASV. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices give you constant air pressure. With bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAPs), the air pressure is higher when you breathe in than it is when you breathe out so you can exhale more easily. Automatic positive airway pressure (APAPs) have low and high air pressure settings that adjust automatically as you sleep. Adaptive servo-ventilation devices (ASVs) also adjust air pressure according to your body�s needs if you have central sleep apnea.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Sleep Apnea.”

American Sleep Association: “CPAP Machines and CPAP Masks,” “Information on the Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece Device.”

American Association of Sleep Technologists: “Pros and Cons of APAP Therapy,” “Pros and Cons of Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) for Sleep Apnea,” “5 Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatment Options.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “CPAP.”

Journal of Thoracic Disease: “New developments in the use of positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “BiPAP.”

Duke Health: “New Sleep Apnea Treatment Offers CPAP Alternative.”

National Sleep Foundation: “The Latest Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “The Clinical Effect of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.”

Sleep Medicine: “Treatment of moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with acupuncture: a randomised, placebo-controlled pilot trial.”

Mayo Clinic: “Valerian: a safe and effective herbal sleep aid?”

Neurotherapeutics: “New and Unconventional Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: “Surgery--Surgical Procedures.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 17, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Sleep Apnea.”

American Sleep Association: “CPAP Machines and CPAP Masks,” “Information on the Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece Device.”

American Association of Sleep Technologists: “Pros and Cons of APAP Therapy,” “Pros and Cons of Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) for Sleep Apnea,” “5 Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatment Options.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “CPAP.”

Journal of Thoracic Disease: “New developments in the use of positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “BiPAP.”

Duke Health: “New Sleep Apnea Treatment Offers CPAP Alternative.”

National Sleep Foundation: “The Latest Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “The Clinical Effect of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.”

Sleep Medicine: “Treatment of moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with acupuncture: a randomised, placebo-controlled pilot trial.”

Mayo Clinic: “Valerian: a safe and effective herbal sleep aid?”

Neurotherapeutics: “New and Unconventional Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: “Surgery--Surgical Procedures.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 17, 2020

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