BiPAP stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure. BiPAP machine is used to treat sleep apnea by delivering the pressurized air to the mask attached with the hose. The BiPAP machine has two pressure settings: IPAP (Inspiratory positive airway pressure) & EPAP (Expiratory positive airway pressure).
EPAP is always less than IPAP which makes it easier for the patient to exhale. It is available for both hospital and home use. It is helpful in chronic conditions like restrictive lungs, COPD etc. by keeping the airway open. It will provide the required tidal volume so that the patient will get enough air to breathe.
Depending on the settings available in the machine and the requirements of the user, the patient gets the best therapy.
There are various modes available in BiPAP machine which benefits the patients-
It provides Continuous positive airway pressure only when the machine is in CPAP mode. There is no IPAP or EPAP setting available in this mode
S mode stands for Spontaneous mode. When S mode is activated the machine delivers the air pressure spontaneously when the person breathes by himself.
In this mode, the user sets the number of breaths needed in a minute. The machine accordingly delivers the air pressure. It means the patient will not trigger the machine but the machine will deliver the exact no. of breaths.
ST mode is a combination of S and T mode. It means, the machine delivers the air pressure as per no. of breaths set by the user as well as when the patient breathes on their own.
There are two types of BiPAP machine-
Manual BiPAP delivers the fixed pressurized air to the user. Bipap machine price depends on various factors like- Brand, type of modes available, comfort settings etc.
Resmed captures a major part of the market and a trustworthy brand. The machine fits in all the perspectives of users who need fixed pressure support in Bilevel therapy. Resmed Aircurve 10 S is the best pick in the range of fixed pressure BiPAP category having a price of 42,000.
Automatic Bilevel positive airway pressure has an auto-adjusting algorithm and works according to the needs. Market is flooded with auto-BiPAP machines but there are few brands which captured the major part of the Indian market.
Here are the best picks for you-
Resmed is one of the leading brands in medical devices. Resmed Lumis 150 is a quiet and sophisticated machine. It has iVAPS, CPAP S, ST, T modes available with heated humidification. The price ranges between Rs. 90,000-95000.
Trigger and cycling functions are very sensitive and give patients a natural experience of breathing. The machine has the latest comfort settings like climate control, event detection, Ramp down, EPR etc.
iVAPS (Intelligent Volume Assured Pressure Support) when turned on, it maintains the targeted alveolar ventilation. It continuously monitors the ventilation provided by the machine and achieves the target ventilation with intelligent Backup Rate (iBR) and optional Auto EPAP.
Oxymed AirSmart BPAP ST, a well-known Bipap machine, is headquartered in Bangalore, India. It boasts an innovative German turbine, ensuring outstanding durability. One of its key features is its compact and detachable design, making it user-friendly and convenient.
The AirSmart offers a wide pressure range of 4-30 cm h20, catering to various needs with its CPAP, S, ST, T, and PC modes. The machine is specifically designed for adults with Chronic Respiratory Failure, featuring VAT (Volume Assured Technology). In VAT mode, the device intelligently adjusts the Tidal volume by modifying the Pressure support (IPAP & EPAP).
An impressive aspect of the AirSmart BPAP ST is its silent operation, ensuring a peaceful sleep environment. Additionally, it comes equipped with a detachable heated humidifier with preheat functionality, ensuring optimum temperature right from the first minute of usage.
The machine is loaded with several useful features such as Ramp, Rise time, 3 level Trigger sensitivity, Auto drying, 6 event detection, COMF pressure relief, among others, enhancing its performance and usability.
The Oxymed AirSmart BPAP ST comes at a competitive price range of ₹46,000 to 48,000, offering a 2-year warranty and PAN India home service to ensure customer satisfaction.
Philips dreamstation BiPAP AVAPS is a non-invasive machine for ventilation support. The machine gets the best reviews because of its good functionality and small body design. It has a detachable heated humidifier with a pre heat option.
AVAPS mode makes sure that the target ventilation is achieved. It has CPAP, S, ST, T , AVAPS modes available within. The machine has all the essential settings which makes the therapy successful.
The mask type resistance control detects the amount of EPR needed by the person, when using a Philips mask. The price falls between 77,000-80,000.
Unfortunately, The machine has been recalled due to potential health risks associated with polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in this machine. You must read the FDA Safety Communication.
There are three types of masks available in market for sleep apnea therapy-
This type of mask is frequently prescribed by the doctor. It covers the mouth and nose area. Full face mask is ideal for both nose and mouth breathers.
Nasal mask covers the nasal area and helps in providing air pressure directly to the nose, is ideal for claustrophobics. It is ideal for the patients who used to toss and turn while sleeping.
This type of mask has a very minimal design and it has prongs which cover the nostrils only by providing a support to the base of the nose. This is the best choice for claustrophobics and for someone who wears glasses.
BiPAP machine price varies with presence of VAPS mode, types of modes available, brand comfort features, type of hose and humidifier. However, people might choose according to their requirements. BiPAP machine price is quite justified when we look at the features.
An average BiPAP machine costs between 40,000 to 80,000 INR.
BiPAP machine pressure range is 4-25 cm H2O. Oxymed AirSmart has a higher range of pressure i.e. 4-30 cm H2O.
BiPAP is Bilevel positive airway pressure and has two pressure settings i.e IPAP & EPAP. CPAP is continuous positive airway pressure which has only one pressure setting. CPAP provides a constant pressure throughout the therapy.
The average price of a BiPAP machine in India falls between 40,000- 80,000 INR. Well, the price also depends on the brand and features present in the machine.
VAPS is Volume Assured Pressure Support. It is the mode when turned on, it provides the targeted alveolar ventilation which is set by the user. It makes sure that the person gets the target ventilation via IBR and Auto-EPAP.
Yes, almost all machines give you the data about the last night. You can get a detailed report by SD card or the apps available.