Choosing The Right CPAP Machine
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines are primarily used to treat patients who have obstructive sleep apnoea. If you have undiagnosed sleep problems or sleep apnoea symptoms it is best to first consult with your doctor to diagnose your sleeping problem. Your doctor may refer you for a sleep study procedure to ascertain your sleep problems and exactly how severe they are. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnoea then the below buying guide will assist you in obtaining the machine and accessories that best suit your needs.
After your sleep study, a technician will test your body’s response to a variety of air pressures to ensure your machine is set to the correct pressure level. These levels are then set before you take the machine home to ensure you are getting the right amount of air pressure.
Comfort is paramount to getting a good night’s sleep. Finding the CPAP machine that best suits your needs may take some time. Machines from multiple manufacturers all have a different feel and there are many different types of breathing masks that can will have an effect on individual comfort levels. It is important to ask your supplier if they offer a trial period or rental options to ensure you find the CPAP machine that helps you to get the best possible night’s sleep.
In Australia, machines are available from a variety of manufacturers such as Resmed, Philips, Fisher & Paykel, Transcend, DeVilbiss and more. With such a variety of manufacturers, it is important that you look for a company that offers unbiased advice and access to a variety of manufacturers. Some CPAP companies are owned by the manufacturer’s themselves so naturally they will try to steer you into their brand which can limit the options available to you.
Now that we have established how to find the CPAP machine that best suits your needs, let’s look at your buying options. First and foremost, do not rush in to purchasing a CPAP machine. You do not have to buy from the clinic that you have been seeing and doing some research online can reap some financial rewards through significant savings. Below are buying options and benefits to look for:
- Pricing – A quick search online will reveal a competitive market for CPAP Machines and accessories in Australia. Compare prices and look for lowest price guarantees or price match guarantees to ensure you are getting the best deal.
- After Sales Service – If purchasing online, we strongly recommend you purchase from a company within Australia that is owned or affiliated with a clinic. Should any difficulties arise with your equipment, this ensures you have the support to resolve your issues over the phone or by visiting your local clinic.
- CPAP Machine Rental – This is a great way to test a variety of CPAP Machines to find what works best for you before committing to a purchase. If you are having trouble finding a machine that feels comfortable, look for a company that offers rental options and you can rent a variety of machines until you find the right one for your needs.
- Free Shipping – Let’s face it, everyone loves free shipping!And if you live in rural areas of Australia free shipping can be a godsend to save both time and money. Before committing to an online purchase, be sure to check the companies shipping policies so you don’t get any nasty surprises at the online check out.
We hope you found this buying guide helpful. Please visit our CPAP Machine page to view our comprehensive range of options or Contact Us via phone or email today to discuss your specific needs with one of our specialists.