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Can you buy a CPAP machine online?

Last Updated: 30th March, 2020

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There are generally two ways to get a CPAPmachine: You can work with your doctor (who works with aCPAP supplier called a “Durable Medical EquipmentProvider” or a DME). Or, you can buy a CPAP machineonline.

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Also, do you need a prescription to buy a CPAP machine?

There are a couple of reasons why a prescriptionis necessary to purchase CPAP medical equipment: Insurancesrequire a prescription to cover payments.Prescriptions come with a set pressure setting based onresults of the sleep study. A machine cannot be adequatelyset without pressure settings.

Also, how much does it cost to buy a CPAP machine? Average price for CPAP machine ranges fromabout $500 – $3000, with an estimated average pricearound $850. Many insurance companies cover the costof PAP and BiPAP bilevel devices. This usually includes themask, hose, filters, and tubing.

Subsequently, question is, is it illegal to buy a CPAP machine?

As far as I know, it is illegal to sell aCPAP in the US unless you are a licensed provider and have avalid medical prescription. However, I found that there are somewebsites where you can sell or buy used CPAPmachines, such as: secondwindcpap. CPAPdeals.

Is there an alternative to a CPAP machine?

If your patients don't want to wear a CPAP mask,then you can try recommending alternative sleep apneatreatment options. Five alternative sleep apnea treatmentoptions include: Wearing an oral/dental appliance to help preventthe airway from collapsing. Partaking in positional therapy totreat positional sleep apnea.

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  • Feeling claustrophobic.
  • Leaky mask, skin irritation or pressure sores.
  • Difficulty falling asleep.
  • Dry mouth.