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What's the difference between a BiPAP and a CPAP?

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Both the BiPAP and CPAP deliver air pressure when you breathe in and breathe out. But a BiPAP delivers higher air pressure when you breathe in. The CPAP, on the other hand, delivers the same amount of pressure at all times. So the BiPAP makes it easier to breathe out than the CPAP.

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

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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