Other Sleeping Aids

Control Your Breathing With a CPAP Machine

Your doctor may order you to use a CPAP machine as a result of sleep apnea. There are various models that will allow you to get the airflow that you need. Shop eBay to explore the options that are available.

What does a CPAP machine do?

A CPAP machine provides continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy to those who have obstructive sleep apnea. Some people have "events" on a nightly basis, which essentially means that they stop breathing. The machine uses a hose and nosepiece or mask to deliver steady, constant air pressure so that you can get the oxygen that you need throughout the night. Some CPAP machines are more portable than others. Consider the size of the unit, the maintenance involved, and how it is powered when buying one off eBay.

How is a CPAP machine powered?

A CPAP machine may be powered in a few different ways, depending on the model you choose. Mobile options are battery-operated, allowing you to use rechargeable or disposable batteries. These are convenient when you dont have access to an electrical outlet. The other option is a traditional electrical unit, where you will need to plug the system in for it to function. You will also need to add distilled water into the water reservoir to ensure that the CPAP machine functions properly.

What might be bundled with the CPAP machine?

There are a few items that might be bundled with your new CPAP machine, making it easy for you to pack up and set up. Many of these items are disposable, which means that they will need to be replaced periodically.

  • Carry case
  • Power supply
  • Filter
  • Masks
  • Hosing and tubing