Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Sleep Apnea Help

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 03:14 PM

Question: My wife will be taking a sleep test next week for sleep apnea. If she will be required to have a breathing machine, then what model and make do you recommend for a BiPap. If you will not recommend a certain brand, then are there any certain features we should look for?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

The BiPAP machine is a specific type of breathing machine that helps the patient breathe. It is a small, bedside respiratory machine connected to tubing and a facemask worn by the patient. The BiPAP machine helps to push air into the lungs and helps hold the lungs open to allow more oxygen to enter the lungs. Each time the patient breathes, the BIPAP machine assists the patient by applying air pressure to the lungs while the patient is breathing out in order to hold open the air sacs in the lungs.

The BiPAP Auto M Series from Respironics adjusts automatically throughout the night, and so it is very convenient to use. Your wife’s doctor will advise you on other models and on the best one based on your wife’s test results.

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A Bipap machine helps people with sleep apnea breathe.
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