The BiPAP breathing machine comes with a nasal mask with a long tube connected to a machine that is the size of a lunchbox. It has a motor that blows air pushing it up the tube using pressure and the doctor will determine the amount of pressure one can handle.
Once on, one will then inhale the pressurized air through the mask. Some home BiPAP machine for sale come with humidifier technology keeping the airways moisturized.
Naturally drawing air through the nose or mouth is the most effective way of breathing but in conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, this is not possible. This machine will help reduce strain on respiratory muscles and lungs as one inhales and exhales.
A ventilator uses a tube that goes down the throat without using a tracheostomy, a procedure involving curving a hole in the neck so that you can breathe through the trachea. Successful use of BiPAP breathing machine will rid off the need to use a ventilator.
Initially, using the bilevel positive airway pressure machine can be agonizing but eventually, most people get used to it. If at some point breathing becomes difficult with this machine, call your doctor immediately. It might be the pressure settings that need adjusting.