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From Sleep Study to PAP device, Step Two

From Sleep Study to PAP device, Step Two



So, your doctor recommended a Sleep Study for you and you had one done.

And now your Sleep Doctor gave you a prescription to obtain a medical device called PAP.

What you will learn in today’s post:

  • Three common types of PAP units and what each prescription looks like.
  • The common PAP machines, what they are called and what they do
  • What guides to use to choose your PAP device.
  • How to quickly order a complete PAP system.

Step Two

There are three common types of PAP devices:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (uses a single speed of blowing air into you to keep your airway open during sleep)
  • APAP, Automatic Positive Airway Pressure (adjusts the blowing air speed for you as you sleep to keep your airway open.)
  • BiPAP, Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (Delivers a programmed inhalation air speed and a separate exhalation air speed. Programmable to breathe for you)

NOTE: The numbers below may not reflect the settings you require. The numbers below are examples only.


What A CPAP Prescription Might Say:

                   CPAP 10cmH20



What An APAP Prescription Might Say:

                     Auto 5 – 16cmH20



What A BiPAP Prescription Might Say:

                     IPAP 6cmH20

                    EPAP 17cmH20



Here’s what to do:

  1. Take the prescription to shop for your PAP device to a vendor near you. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area, please consider us:

6200 Dixie Rd, unit 102, Mississauga                   644 Millway Ave, unit 4, Vaughan




  1. Call 1.877.430.2727 to order your device online at your convenience. We can also assist you with Trying a CPAP and a PAP mask before you buy to make sure it all works and is comfortable.


In a hurry? 

In the next two posts, look for a comparison chart for PAP machines and another for PAP masks.






Call 1.877.430.2727 for help.

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1 thought on “From Sleep Study to PAP device, Step Two”

  1. I’m awaiting a test.Thank YOU for posting this guide and explaining the common types of this devices. Love everythig you shared. I’ll definitely keep posted!!!

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