Sleep Apnea Equipment
2nd Wind Sleep Medical Equipment in Salem Oregon is dedicated to provide you with complete support for all your CPAP/Bi-Level related needs. We carry most major brands. If we don't have it, we can get it for you!
- CPAP, Bi-Level and Auto CPAP machines
- Replacement Cushions
- Replacement Pillows
- Education and support for PAP issues
CPAP Therapy Devices
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines deliver a steady, gentle flow of air throughout the night and are a very effective treatment for sleep apnea. Your doctor prescribes one therapy pressure to open your airway, which is what your device is set to deliver throughout the night. Devices are equipped with various features that can help make therapy more comfortable. Ask your homecare provider for more details.
Bi-Level (BiPAP) Therapy Devices
Bi-level (BiPAP) therapy devices are set to deliver two levels of pressure during the night - a lower pressure when you breathe out (exhalation) and a higher level of pressure when you breathe in (inhalation). These devices are sometimes prescribed for patients who have trouble tolerating one constant pressure from a CPAP device. Most BiPAP machines are equipped with various features that can help make therapy more comfortable.
Auto CPAP Therapy Devices
Auto CPAP therapy devices sense your needs and provide variable pressure throughout the night. As with the other CPAP machine models, auto CPAP therapy devices are equipped with various features that can help make therapy more comfortable.
Humidifiers are designed to moisturize the air that is being delivered to you from the CPAP machine. There are two types of humidifiers - heated and unheated. Heated humidifiers do not "heat the air," but will increase the mosture content of the air delivered. Humidifiers can help to reduce some of the side-effects of therapy, such as dry nose. For more information on humidifiers, talk to your homecare provider.
The tubing is used to carry the air from the CPAP therapy device to the mask. You should clean and inspect your tubing at least once a week to make sure it is clean, pliable, and free of tears. If you think your CPAP machine tubing is ready for replacement, contact your homecare provider.
CPAP machines come with filters. Some devices come with one regular filter and others come with two - one regular filter and an ulta-fine filter. Consult your device manual for proper maintenance of your filters.
CPAP masks are used to deliver the air from the therapy device to you. A comfortable mask is a key factor in being able to use your treatment daily. Therefore, finding a mask that fits you and your lifestyle is important. Most CPAP masks have built-in exhalation ports that vent your exhaled air. Talk to your homecare provider about the different masks and headgear that are available.
Once you have found a mask that works for you, it is important to maintain it properly. Consult your CPAP mask manual for proper maintenance and cleaning instructions. Inspect your mask often for wear and tear. If you think it is ready for replacement, contact your homecare provider. If replacement is needed, most health plans provide coverage for a new CPAP mask every three to six months.
Chinstraps are an optional accessory to most CPAP masks. They wrap around the top of your head and underneath your chin to prevent your mouth from opening at night. Chinstraps may be used with a variety of nasal masks if a full face mask (a mask that covers bot the nose and mouth) is not being used.
Full Face Mask (frame)
1 every 3 months
|Full Face Mask (cushion)||1 per month|
|Nasal Mask Cushion||2 per month|
|Nasal Pillows||2 pairs per month|
|Nasal Mask (frame)||1 every 3 months|
|Oral Mask||1 every 3 months|
|Headgear||1 every 6 months|
|Chin Strap||1 every 6 months|
|Tubing||1 every 3 months|
|Filters (disposable)||As Needed|
|Filters (reusable)||As Needed|
|Humidifier (cool Passover)||When medically necessary|
|Humidifier (heated)||When medically necessary|
|Humidifier Chamber Replacement||1 every 6 months|