BPAP machines can be used in hospitals, and are also available for those who need them at home.
A BPAP is a form of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) therapy used to facilitate breathing.
These machines are called “bi-level” because they have two air pressure settings:
- When you breathe in, BPAP machines deliver more air pressure. This is also known as inspiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP).
- When you breathe out, the machine reduces the air pressure. This is called expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP).