Invacare Bipap Machines
Invacare Bipap Machines were designed to assist those suffering from Sleep Apnea. It is a face or nasal mask attached to an oxygen pump. This system helps those suffering from Sleep Apnea by pumping in enough oxygen directly to the nasal passages to keep the airways open. The mask is to be worn all night, giving the wearer a good night`s sleep as they don`t wake up gasping for air. Apnea is the Greek word meaning without air.
The Bipap machine (Bi-level Positive Airways Pressure) is similar to the Cpap machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). Only the Bipap works on the more serious cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sometimes the Bipap is used in conjunction with a heated humidifier. The Bipap has two levels of airflow. There`s a high level of air for the inhale and a lower level for the exhale allowing the wearer a better night of breathing.
Users can`t always afford to buy a new Bipap machine and may need to buy a cheaper version. There are companies that sell cheap Bipap machines. They buy used machines and then clean and sterilize them, offering them for sale at a greatly reduced price. These machines are just as good as a new Bipap machine and even more affordable.
Invacare is one of the leading companies in home healthcare products. In 1979, when Invacare grew past their line of just wheelchairs they had sales of just over $19 million. Today their sales is between $1 and $2 billion. Invacare now carries a full line of home healthcare products.