DISCLAIMER: Online store GetInShape.eCrater.com is NOT affiliated in any way with the CPAP equipment and mask manufacturers, such as Philips Respironics or Resmed. We are NOT authorized dealers, and we do NOT offer warranties or warranty support on items that we sell.
We are required by the FDA to obtain a valid medical prescription from US buyers. We will not ship to US buyers without a prescription.
The CPAP machines that we sell work with ANY voltage system, including those in Australia and Great Britain.
If you are interested in used items, please note that used CPAP machines and masks are professionally cleaned using solutions specifically designed by medical institutions for cleaning CPAP equipment.
CPAP, AutoPAP or BiPAP?
The CPAP machine is the basic ventilation therapy system. CPAP means continuous positive airway pressure. Being the standard breathing therapy utility, the CPAP machine is less expensive but also less convenient than more advanced models. Because CPAP sends a constant air stream to the patient, it is more comfortable during inhalation than during exhalation, when the user must exhale against the constant stream of air. This system can cause breathing difficulties for some users, and can wake patients periodically during the night.
AutoPAP (also known as AutoSet) includes an algorithm that tracks patient breathing patterns and lowers air pressure during exhalation. Because of this, it can be substantially more comfortable than standard CPAP (and even more so with BiPAP), but takes time to analyze patient breathing patterns and adjust accordingly. Thus, breathing can be somewhat difficult in the beginning as the machine attempts to predict when inhalation and exhalation will occur, which can take about 2-3 minutes for the adjustment. Also, when breathing patterns change during the night, whether slowing or speeding up, the AutoPAP system takes a moment to adjust. As patients wait between adjustments, the machine will maintain the previous rhythm. In general, the AutoPAP system can keep patients comfortable enough for sustained periods of uninterrupted sleep, but still may wake them during adjustments.
BiPAP machines are the most advanced breathing therapy devices available. The BiPAP system has two different pressure settings - one for inhaling and one for exhaling - and it continues to monitor patient breathing patterns on a breath-by-breath basis. Thus, the BiPAP system makes immediate adjustments upon first breath, and is practically unnoticeable to the patient. Due to this level of real-time response and accommodation, BiPAP offers a very natural feeling that is easy for most users to become accustomed to. Once you try BiPAP for yourself, you may find it difficult to return to the more basic systems.
COMPATIBILITY: Will a ResMed mask work with a Respironics machine, or will a Respironics mask work with ResMed machine?
Yes, they will. They use tubing of the same diameter.
VOLTAGE COMPATIBILITY: Will a CPAP machine work in my country?
All CPAP machines come with universal power supplies that work with a wide variety of voltages from 100V to 240V (50-60Hz) - that means in any country of the world. You would only need to replace a power cord for those required by the local standard. Power cords are widely available and extremely cheap.
WARRANTY: Is there any warranty protection available?
Since we are not affiliated with the manufacturers, we offer no warranty. Contact the CPAP machine manufacturer to see if they can warranty service on your machine.
PRESCRIPTION: Is a prescription required?
If you are a US buyer - yes. We need an unexpired prescription from your doctor. If you do not have one, send us your doctor's information and we will contact your doctor ourselves.
If you are a reseller buying with the intent to resell, send us proof of your dealer status - a written statement, a resell certificate, a business license, or any other document that would prove that you are not an end user.
SHIPPING: Will we ship to your country?
We ship worldwide and we accept all currencies.
SHIPPING COST: How much does it cost to ship to my country?
When you click on the product, on the right-hand side you will find a link titled "Shipping: USPS calculated - check" - click the word "check" to find out how much shipping will cost. Note, when you pay by PayPal, shipping will be calculated at the very end of the transaction.
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