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Automatic CPAP Machines
What is APAP?
APAP stands for automatic positive airway pressure. Unlike a standard CPAP machine, APAP machines are designed to automatically adjust the air pressure they deliver based on the user’s needs. Learn more about whether an APAP can fit your needs.
How does auto CPAP work?
APAP machines provide a constant flow of air pressure between a minimum set point and a maximum set point. The air pressure automatically adjusts to the user’s needs by using breathing sensors to determine if more or less air pressure is needed. Read more on how an APAP works.
What is the difference between standard and auto CPAP?
Standard CPAP is commonly referred to as fixed pressure CPAP. This means that the machine is only set to one air pressure throughout the night. This pressure is determined to be the minimum amount of pressure needed to keep an individual’s airway open throughout the night. Auto CPAP delivers air by automatically adjusting the pressure, based on the individual’s needs. The machine’s sensors detect...
Is APAP better than CPAP?
APAP can sometimes provide a more accurate therapy than CPAP, as the air pressure provided can change based on the user’s needs. This can result in fewer apnea events per night. Here’s a breakdown of some of the benefits of using an auto-adjusting CPAP machine. Your physician can help you determine...
Does insurance pay for Auto CPAP?
The CPAP Shop does not work directly with any insurance companies. This allows us to provide cost-effective solutions directly to our customers. However, CPAP equipment and supplies may qualify for reimbursement. Here’s a look at how high deductible insurance plans can impact pricing. Please contact your insurance...
What is the best APAP machine?
The CPAP Shop sells a wide variety of CPAP and APAP machines to effectively manage sleep apnea treatment. The best machine is the one that allows users to get the most accurate therapy, while still maintaining a level of comfort that will keep them compliant with their treatment. Here’s our review of the best machines available today. Our customer...
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FAQs on Standard CPAP Machines
What is the best CPAP machine?
Because CPAP therapy is highly individualized, the best CPAP machine is the one that ensures you are getting the most accurate and effective therapy possible. Users may also want to take into consideration what comfort features they would like on their CPAP machine to ensure they are compliant with treatment. Here’s our breakdown of the best CPAP machines on the market today.
Does insurance pay for the CPAP machine?
Most CPAP purchases can be submitted to insurance companies for at least partial reimbursement. We can provide a detailed purchase order for you to submit to your provider, as well as codes needed when filing your claim.
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BIPAP Machines
How should I choose a BiPAP machine?
Our website has all the necessary details required for you to choose a suitable BiPAP machine. If you have been prescribed BiPAP therapy by a physician, then you will be able to choose the appropriate machine easily. If you need assistance, our customer care team is always available at 866.414.9700.
Can I change the pressure setting of my BiPAP machine myself?
No, you should not change the pressure settings on your PAP machine on your own. These settings are prescribed to ensure you get appropriate, accurate therapy for your sleep apnea. Ask your doctor or purchase SimpleRx for an updated prescription with the new settings...
How often should I clean a BiPAP machine’s tubes and hoses?
You should clean your BiPAP machine’s hoses and tubing once a week with a solution of mild liquid dish soap and distilled water. Let them air dry completely after rinsing thoroughly.
How do I prevent excessive gas and abdominal bloating while using a BiPAP?
Excess gas and abdominal bloating are common complaints among some BiPAP users. This happens when air is inadvertently swallowed while using the BiPAP machine. To get rid of the gas and bloating, simply elevate the level of your head prior to falling asleep. If the problem still persists, consult your physician for advice.
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ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine
What pressure ranges are available on the AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP?
The Auto CPAP (auto-titrating) is capable of delivering a pressure of 4-20 cm.
Is the AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP compatible with other manufacturer’s CPAP masks?
Yes, it is compatible with any mask from any manufacturer.
Can I travel with and use the AirSense10 on an airplane?
Yes, the AirSense10 is FAA approved and can be brought on an airplane as a carry-on. You can even use the AirSense10 during your flight with our FAA approved.
What is SmartStart?
The SmartStart™ function begins your sleep apnea therapy as soon as you breathe into your mask. When you remove your mask, it stops automatically after a few seconds.
What is EPR?
Expiratory pressure relief (EPR™) maintains regular pressure while you inhale and reduces pressure to make it easier when exhaling.
Does any mask come with this ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP machine?
No, the AirSense 10 doesn’t include any mask. You have to purchase the mask separately. However, we do offer bundles with masks and other parts at special discounts. Call our customer support for more information.
What is the minimum power supply required for ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP?
The AirSense 10 will work with an AC Power input of 100-240V, which is typically found in most US households. It comes with a standard 90W power supply. This is the only power supply you should use to power the device.
Is AirSense 10 Autoset CPAP Machine covered by insurance?
The CPAP does not accept insurance. We do provide all the billing codes if you are interested in submitting them to insurance for reimbursement.
How do I clean my AirSense 10 Autoset CPAP Machine and how often?
The device should be cleaned weekly. To clean, wipe down the exterior of the machine with a non-abrasive, dry cloth. The water chamber and tubing can be removed from the device and actively washed with warm water and a mild detergent. Let items dry completely before reassembling your machine.
For instructions on cleaning your CPAP mask, refer to your mask user guide for best practices.
Can you adjust humidity level on the AirSense 10?
This option can be accessed from the “My Options” menu selection on the AirSense 10. Simply highlight “My Options” and press the dial to access the menu and change settings.
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Philips Resprionics DreamStation Auto CPAP
Can I plug the DreamStation in to a cigarette-style DC outlet?
The optional shielded DC cord allows a DreamStation machine to be plugged in to a cigarette-style DC outlet to be powered while away from AC power. The shielded DC cord will power the machine, humidifier, and heated tube.
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Portable CPAP Machines
Can you use a portable CPAP machine all the time?
Today’s portable machines are compact and lightweight travel as well as efficient and sturdy enough for regular use. However, they need to be cared for as instructed. Note: Using a travel device for daily use may result in a shorter device service life than if it only used on occasion. Learn more about both the
What is the smallest CPAP machine in the market?
Currently, the smallest portable CPAP machine on the market is the ResMed AirMini CPAP Machine. It weighs approximately 10oz and can fit in the palm of your hand. Here's a 'review on the ResMed AirMini.'
How can I use the CPAP machine while camping?
Portable and travel CPAP machines can be used while camping if plugged into an external power source, such as a generator or a battery. It is possible to go camping and stay off-the-grid with a battery option. Learn more about camping on CPAP therapy here.
How long does a travel CPAP machine run on battery power?
Most travel CPAP machines are able to run on battery power for approximately 1-2 nights, depending on the machine’s settings. Learn more about CPAP battery options here.
What is the life of a travel CPAP machine?
Travel and portable CPAP machines can be used for both everyday use as well as while on-the-go. These CPAP machines can have a device service life of up to 5 years. Learn more about traveling with a CPAP machine here.
What is the best portable CPAP machine?
To ensure you get the most accurate and effective CPAP therapy possible, select a machine that will be able to fill the prescribed air pressure settings. Additional settings like humidification and battery compatibility should also be taken into consideration to ensure that you stay compliant with your treatment no matter where you go.
Does insurance pay for travel CPAP machines?
Most often, insurance providers will not cover the cost of a travel or portable CPAP machine. In these cases, you can go through an insurance DME and pay out of pocket or purchase online with a reputable e-retailer. The benefits of shopping online include competitive pricing, better options, and superior customer service. Learn more about the insurance vs cash pay models here.
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Need More Help?

Give us a call at 888-941-1688 and our knowledgeable staff will answer the phone to help you make an educated decision on your equipment purchase. Our email address is and we answer it very quickly. The staff at The Oxygen Concentrator Supplies Shop understands that being diagnosed with a respiratory condition is not only difficult but requires a lifestyle change. Our aim is to make the purchase of equipment, supplies, and accessories as easy and convenient as possible.

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