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Best Devices for Sleep Apnea

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BraveVioletRhinoceros7616 +0 points · over 7 years ago Original Poster

Dear Sir /Madam

My mom aged around 70 is struggling for breath at night which was never the case before. I got it tested, not necessary but anyways confirmed as moderate ..Apnea. I want to get best affordable device which gives her relief. She is obesse. Any help in links to reviews, suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks for help. Regards

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wiredgeorge +0 points · over 7 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Most folks with sleep apnea use either a CPAP machine (or one of the variations) or use a dental appliance. Problem is, when you ask "best affordable) that leaves a lot of questions. What is best and what does affordable mean... OK, do you have insurance? A sleep study comes with a prescription and if your prescription pays, then a CPAP (or BIPAP or APAP machine) and supplies might be covered. I think Medicare will pick up some of this (not an insurance expert). Same is true for a dental appliance. If your Mom doesn't have insurance of any sort, then purchasing something might work by looking at Craigslist for a machine and possibly supplies. You will need to contact a specialist for a dental appliance. Which is best? Well, as the song goes, "you can read a lot of different stories in a lot of different books, and even then you won't really know". Kind of depends on who gives you an opinion in other words. Probably either will work and which best depends on the individual.

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wiscman +0 points · over 7 years ago

Medicare picks up 80% of the cost. Still about $100+ out of pocket. If it is used for at least 4 hours a day for 21 days out of 30. The "rental" is picked up by Medicare after 13 months, and the machine is yours. Supplies are very inexpensive. The only sites I found for reviews are:

http://bestreviews.io/best-cpap-machines?src=bing The ink is to Amazon, which has great prices without insurance.


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DanM +0 points · over 7 years ago Sleep Enthusiast Support Team

You should be safe with any brand of machine from the major and reputable manufacturers. The most important thing will be to understand what kind of treatment (CPAP, APAP, BiPAP, etc.) her physician recommends and to have the machine set appropriately. Some medical equipment companies offer machines at less cost to people without insurance, and some offer refurbished machines at greater discounts. Best wishes, and I hope you are able to help your mother get her sleep apnea treated.

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