I just got back from an overnight stay in the Helena VA Hospital for a "BiPAP machine titration"
So, I know have a machine to hook to my face when I sleep
A previous test a month ago showed That I have SEVERE Sleep Apnea..........last night my blood oxygen content dropped to 76% at one point and it "should be" in the 90's..........
Adding that to not breathing for numerous instances.........not real good for restful or healthy sleep. So I now have a BiPAP machine with an oxygen input................
I have OSA: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sl ... leep-apnea
Bi-level pressure devices
Main article: Bilevel positive airway pressure
"VPAP" or "BPAP" (variable/bilevel positive airway pressure) provides two levels of pressure: inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP) and a lower expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) for easier exhalation. (Some people use the term BPAP to parallel the terms APAP and CPAP.) Often BPAP is incorrectly referred to as "BiPAP". BiPAP® is the name of a portable ventilator manufactured by Respironics Corporation; it is just one of many ventilators that can deliver BPAP.
S (Spontaneous) – In spontaneous mode the device triggers IPAP when flow sensors detect spontaneous inspiratory effort and then cycles back to EPAP.
T (Timed) – In timed mode the IPAP/EPAP cycling is purely machine-triggered, at a set rate, typically expressed in breaths per minute (BPM).
S/T (Spontaneous/Timed) – Like spontaneous mode, the device triggers to IPAP on patient inspiratory effort. But in spontaneous/timed mode a "backup" rate is also set to ensure that patients still receive a minimum number of breaths per minute if they fail to breathe spontaneously.
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