Is a prescription needed to buy a CPAP machine?
Yes, a prescription is required.
What is a prescription?
Instructions written by a medical practitioner on a medical letterhead authorizing a patient to be provided medication or treatment. A prescription includes:
- Patient details (ex. name, medical conditions etc.)
- A medical professional (a physician) contact information and signature
- Prescription must meet legal requirements (includes date, states CPAP therapy, pressure setting or specific instructions pertaining to treatment)
Other documentation (sleep requisitions, sleep assessment forms, insurance pre-approvals) are not prescriptions and will not be accepted.
How do I get a prescription?
See your physician or sleep specialist for a Sleep Apnea diagnosis. Your doctor will prescribe for Sleep Apnea treatment (if applicable).
Why are select CPAP machines out of stock?
Our CPAP manufactures continue to experience challenges prolonged by the effects of COVID-19. This includes:
- severe shortages of various materials, especially electronic components
- increases in freight delays and costs
- an unmet demand for machines resulting from Phillips global recalls and field safety notices
What is does fixed CPAP pressure mean?
CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP supplies therapy at a constant fixed prescribed pressure to treat Sleep Apnea.
What is does Auto/APAP pressure mean?
APAP stands for Automatic Positive Airway Pressure. This type of AutoCPAP provides therapy set on a pressure range. AutoCPAP automatically adjusts to breathing patterns to treat Sleep Apnea.
What is does BiPAP/BiLevel pressure mean?
BiPAP stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure. BiPAP treat Central Sleep Apnea and for those who cannot tolerate CPAP pressures.
Are your CPAP machines authentic and new?
Our machines are authentic and new. We do not sell refurbished items. Most of our products come with a manufacture seal. Some packaging does not have a manufacture seal. Select items, for example AirSense 10 Filters come in bulk (1000 pieces) and are at once re-packaged into smaller packets with full PPE (gloves and masks) on. This process is handled safely and securely by one person only in an enclosed, sanitized area.
Will my new CPAP machine fit my current CPAP mask?
Likely yes. Modern CPAP tubing, (AirMini excluded) have a universal diameter and will fit most CPAP masks. Ensure you connect tubing of your CPAP machine directly on to your current mask. Ensure old mask adapters or inserts are removed, otherwise can hinder connection.
Should I use distilled water in my water chamber?
Yes. Manufacturers recommends filling your water tub with distilled water to maximize the tub's lifespan. Distilled water minimizes mineral deposit buildup.
What are the default settings on an automatic (APAP) machine?
The default setting is auto mode, pressure 4-20cmH2O.
What is the warranty on CPAP machines?
Respironics and Resmed offer a standard 2-3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty for manufacturer's defect(s) on their main units. Click here for details on machine warranty.
Where are CPAP machines made?
Parts of Resmed machines are made in Australia and Singapore. All of Philips Respironics machines are made in the United States.
Why are your prices so much cheaper?
We have exclusive relationships with large CPAP manufacturers and these relationships allow us to share our savings with you - our loyal customers. We keep our prices competitive by selling in volume without aftercare services. Be cautious of 3rd party selling platforms carrying similar or fake items. If it is too good to be true, it is. Ensure you buy from authorize CPAP vendors.