What is BIPAP Machine?
What is BIPAP Machine - Dubai | UAE
BiPAP (also known as BPAP) and stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure, and is very similar in function and design to a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). as in CPAP machine a BiPAP machine is a non-invasive form of therapy for patients suffering from sleep apnea.
Both machine types deliver pressurized air through a mask to the patient's airways. The air pressure keeps the throat muscles from collapsing and reducing obstructions by acting as a splint.
Both CPAP and BiPAP machines allow patients to breathe easily and regularly throughout the night.
BiPAP machines have two pressure settings: the prescribed pressure for inhalation (ipap), and a lower pressure for exhalation (epap). The dual settings allow the patient to get more air in and out of their lungs. while in CPAP only single pressure can be set
there are 3 types of BIPAP machine in term of modes
Spontaneous – switching between inspiratory and expiratory as the
BiPAP machine senses the switch in breathing. (standard auto BiLevel)
Timed – switching between inspiratory and expiratory at a programmed rate to ensure the prescribed breaths per minute rate is maintained. (
Spontaneous/Timed – switches as it senses the change in breathing. Timed mode functions as a failsafe to ensure breathing at the required breathes per minute rate is maintained. (BiLevel ST)
A BiLevel ST machine is the most advanced and acts similarly to a ventilator. It is used for more serious respiratory illnesses.
according to your doctor or study report we can give you the best model according to your case
What Are The BIPAP Modes?
What Are The BIPAP Machine Modes Types? - Dubai | UAE
S (Spontaneous): In spontaneous mode the device triggers IPAP when flow sensors detect spontaneous inspiratory effort and then cycles back to EPAP.
T (Timed): In timed mode the IPAP/EPAP cycling is purely machine-triggered, at a set rate, typically expressed in breaths per minute (BPM).
S/T (Spontaneous/Timed): Like spontaneous mode, the device triggers to IPAP on patient inspiratory effort. But in spontaneous/timed mode a "backup" rate is also set to ensure that patients still receive a minimum number of breaths per minute if they fail to breathe spontaneously.
Based on your sleep study, your doctor will determine in which type and mode your BiLevel machine should operate.
We can help you find the perfect BiLevel machine here at
BIPAP Home Page
How to Find and Choose the Best BIPAP Mask for Me?
How to Find and Choose the Best BIPAP Mask for Me? - Dubai | UAE
There are 3 BIPPA mask Types:
1) Nasal Pillows Mask
2) Nasal Mask
3) Full Face Mask
- If you breathe through your mouth & Nose, you may need a full face mask which covers Nose & Mouth
- If you breath only from your nose you may use Nasal or Nasal Pillows Mask
- The difference between (Nasal Mask) & (Nasal Pillows Mask) Is that the (Nasal Mask) Covers the Nose Surface while the (Nasal Pillows Mask) goes inside the nose nostrils
However please note the following:
Nasal Pillow BIPAP Mask
Nasal Pillow masks are lightweight, compact designs that provide minimal contact with the face. Nasal pillows rest at the entrance of the nostrils, creating a seal that channels pressurized air directly into your nose.
A nasal pillow BIPAP mask works best with low- to mid-pressure prescriptions, as the direct airflow can be uncomfortable at higher settings.
Because nasal pillows are so small and compact, they can be a great solution for people who get claustrophobic wearing larger masks. Nasal pillows can also be the answer for patients with facial hair who have difficulty getting an effective seal on larger nasal or full face masks.
One major caveat for nasal pillows is they will not be effective for sleepers who breathe through their mouth.
BPAP masks are a good option if you:
● Experience claustrophobia with larger mask options
● Toss and turn in your sleep
● Have a lot of facial hair
● Breathe through your nose
Avoid a nasal pillow BIPAP mask if you:
● Suffer from allergies that block the sinuses
● Are prone to nasal dryness
● Require a high-pressure BI PAP setting
● Breathe primarily through your mouth
Nasal BIPAP Mask
A nasal BIPAP mask covers the bridge of the nose to the upper lip area, delivering a more indirect and natural airflow than the nasal pillow mask. For this reason, a nasal mask is often recommended for
BIPAP patients who require high-pressure settings.
With plenty of versatile options to choose from, the nasal
mask is a popular compromise between the lightweight nasal pillow and bulkier full-face BIPAP mask.
Nasal BIPAP masks are a good option if you:
● Move around a lot in your sleep
● Want a wide variety of mask options to choose from
● Require a high-pressure BIPAP machine setting
● Prefer a more natural airflow
Avoid a nasal BIPAP mask if you:
● Breathe primarily through your mouth
● Have lots of facial hair (mustache) that compromises seal
● Have trouble breathing through your nose due to a medical condition, like severe allergies
Full Face BIPAP Mask
Unlike nasal pillows and nasal masks that seal exclusively on the nose, a full face
BIPAP mask covers both the nose and mouth. In order to create a BiPAP seal on both airways, full face masks cover a larger surface area of the face.
While the bulky size of a full face mask can be uncomfortable some people, they are a great solution for patients with high-pressure BIPAP prescriptions or who breathe through their mouth.
In fact, for many patients, a full face mask is the only realistic option for effective
One of the common drawbacks of a full face mask is the larger surface area means a greater likelihood of leaks. A full face mask can also be an issue for patients with beards or facial hair that interfere with the mask seal. Also, the bulkiness of some full face masks can be problematic for active sleepers who move a lot during the night.
BIPAP masks are a good option if you:
● Require a high-pressure BIPAP or CPAP setting
● Breathe primarily through your mouth
What is the Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP Therapy? CPAP Vs BiPAP
What is the Difference Between CPAP and BiPAP Therapy? CPAP Vs BiPAP- Dubai | UAE
CPAP – Continioius Positive Airway Pressure
BiPAP – Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
It’s also important to know that both CPAP and BiPAP are NON-invasive modes of ventilation that just means that we are not required to insert a tube (endotracheal tube for mechanical ventilation).
The main difference between BiPAP and
is that BiPAP machines have two pressure settings: one pressure for inhalation (IPAP), and a lower pressure for exhalation (EPAP). While the CPAP Has 1 setting for inhalation only
The BiPAP machine is designed to increase the pressure when you inhale to keep the airways in the nose and throat from closing while you are sleeping, and provide a lower pressure during exhalation that continues to maintain an open airway.
Many patients find
BiPAP more comfortable than the single pressure delivered by CPAP machines.
BiPAP may also be used for patients who require some breathing assistance.
BiPAP has been prescribed for patients who have congestive heart failure and other serious diseases affecting the heart and lungs.
iPAP machines and
CPAP machines often cater to different needs
People with nerve and muscle problems may better benefit from the BiPAP machine rather than the
BiPAP machines can be set to make sure that users breathe a set number of times per minute. The difference in inhalation and exhalation pressures reduces the work of breathing breathing, and allows the person to have a more restful sleep.
These are some reasons
BiPAP machines are sometimes used as a treatment method when CPAP has failed to adequately treat their sleep disordered breathing.
CPAP machine is usually used to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea.
But depending on the severity of sleep apnea, doctors may recommend a
BiPAP machine instead. Patients requiring high levels of CPAP pressure are often more comfortable using BiPAP.