Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP)

« Back to Glossary Index

Bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) is a form of pressure therapy that is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea at the home, rather than in a hospital or medical facility. It is intended for patients who have a high risk of complications and cannot tolerate the more rigorous demands of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

BPAP is a form of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation that delivers treatment through a mask. It is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea in the home, rather than in a hospital or medical facility. BPAP is intended for patients who have a high risk of complications and cannot tolerate the more rigorous demands of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

BPAP delivers treatment through a mask. This mask has two prongs: one that covers the nose, and one that covers the mouth. The prongs are connected to a BPAP machine or other device. The device supplies continuous positive airway pressure to keep the airways open during sleep. However, unlike CPAP, it does not provide continuous pressure throughout the night.

« Back to Glossary Index

“Educate yourself. Be Prepared. Avoid Stress”.

Patient9 helps you choose which medical device is best for you.

Welcome to Patient9 medical device review – recommended website for patients. With specific information and tools created for patients and caregivers, you can get educated, reduce stress, and learn what to expect.

Related Medical Device Reviews

Kidney Failure

A condition in which the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste products and excess fluid from the blood. Kidney failure can be acute (sudden)

Read More »

Mitral Valve

The mitral valve is one of the four valves in the human heart, situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle. It plays a

Read More »

Scroll to Top