Please read and complete the PAP Orientation Checklist. This form is required by the DME provider prior to shipping out the equipment & supplies.
Therapy Objectives and Overview of Treatment
- PAP therapy is the main treatment for sleep apnea. PAP machines keep your airway open by gently providing air through a mask you wear while you sleep. It can significantly improve sleep quality and reduce your risk for a number of health issues, including heart disease and stroke.
- PAP therapy keeps airway open to allow oxygen. Reducing risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke.
Equipment Compliance Guidelines
- To meet compliance guidelines for treating sleep apnea, you should use the PAP machine for at least 4 hours per night and 70% for first 90 days. If you use the machine for less than this required amount, there is a chance your insurance will stop paying for your treatment.
Overview of Equipment Usage
- A PAP machine treats sleep apnea by delivering air pressure through a mask to lift the airway tissues so that they do not collapse and cause obstruction when you’re breathing at night.
You may visit this link PAP Machine and Supplies for more information about the types of machine and masks.