The BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) device is used to treat sleep apnea, a condition characterized by cessation of breathing during sleep. It works by providing two levels of air pressure through a mask worn over the nose or mouth: a higher pressure when the person inhales and a lower pressure when they exhale. In addition to its use in sleep apnea, the BiPAP machine can also be used to treat other respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neuromuscular disorders, and certain types of heart failure.
The BiPAP machine helps to keep the airway open during sleep by preventing respiratory arrest caused by sleep apnea. This can improve sleep quality and reduce symptoms associated with the condition, such as daytime drowsiness, fatigue, and morning headaches.
Your doctor will determine if BiPAP therapy is suitable for you and in which specific settings you will use it.