Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP)

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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.

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