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  • 1. What is sleep apnea?
     

    Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

  • 2. What is the difference between CPAP, BiPAP and AutoCPAP?
     

    CPAP’s are set at one continuous pressure whereas a BiPAP is set at two different pressures – one when you inhale and another when you exhale. An AutoCPAP is set at a minimum and maximum pressure and it fluctuates as your breathing requires. For example, an AutoCPAP can be set between 4cm - 20cm. 90% of the time your body will only require “X” pressure but this machine will automatically adjust itself to a higher pressure if it detects a higher resistance.

  • 3. Why is it important for me to use this machine?
     

    Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in your airway while sleeping. These obstructions cause long pauses in breathing sometimes for many seconds throughout the night. This is referred to as apneas. It is important to you use your machine because it is set a pressure indicated by your sleep study that keeps your airway open in order to keep apneas from happening.

    • 10. Can you make in-home visits?
       

      Typically, it is best for patients come in for set up of their new equipment as you will have access to our entire line of masks and supplies. However, we can make home visits if necessary.

    • 11. Why do I need a new Rx every year?
       

      This is to provide annual proof to your insurance provider that your CPAP supplies are medically necessary in order for them to cover them.

    • 12. Do I have to pick up supplies or can you ship them?
       

      We do offer shipping for new supply orders however the patient is required to pick up any exchange items. If you need your supplies in a certain period of time, it would be best to pick them up in person to ensure you have them when you need them.

    • 13. Where are you located?
       

      MPBC

      We are located at 3825 Gilbert Dr, Ste 101, Shreveport, LA 71104. Our office is INSIDE of the Madison Park Business Center. We are very close to the intersection of Kings Hwy and Gilbert Dr (near Centenary College).

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