What does a sleep apnea machine do?

There are two types of sleep apnea machines that are standard in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring.

CPAP Machines

(Continuous positive airway pressure therapy)

Pressurised air is pushed from the CPAP machine through the tubing into the CPAP mask and enters through your nose and into your throat, where the slight pressure keeps your upper airway open. This feels quite natural and while it may take a little time to get used to the mask itself, the pressure of the air has no sensation.

APAP Machines

(Automatic Positive Airway Pressure therapy)

APAP machines works the same way as CPAP but with the added benefit that the sleep apnea machine automatically adjusts the pressurised air through the CPAP mask, on a breath by breath basis, to blow the minimum pressure needed to keep your airway open during sleep. This provides you with the ideal pressure throughout the entire night. An added benefit to this is that the sleep apnea machine automatically adjusts its pressure to your changing needs. For example - if you lose weight or sleep on your back then change to your side.

ResMed CPAP machines and CPAP masks ...

logo.pngThe ResMed brand is synonymous with quality, innovation and reliability. Millions of people around the world trust and depend on ResMed to help treat their sleep apnea and deliver improved quality of health and well–being, through the use of their CPAP machines and CPAP masks.

ResMed is the global pioneer and leader in the diagnosis, treatment and management of sleep and respiratory disorders. They are only focused on sleep and respiratory disorders with a long history of developing effective therapy solutions. With operations in 70 countries and a global team of dedicated industry professionals, they offer unparalleled expertise, experience and support in the sleep apnea therapy area.

In fact, ResMed created CPAP technology, the most widely accepted treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This breakthrough non-invasive approach has helped patients all over the world enjoy healthy sleep and improved health.

ResMed products, being CPAP machines and CPAP masks among many others, are designed to last, are user-friendly and engineered for ease-of-use. ResMed is justifiably proud of their state-of-the-art facilities in Australia, where many of the products are manufactured. A dedicated and technically-skilled workforce uses the highest-quality local and imported parts to produce products worthy of bearing the ResMed name.


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