It is important that CPAP treatment is prescribed and directed by your sleep physician with regular review.
A good CPAP therapy retailer will help you with mask fit and adjustment, and provide support especially during the first month of treatment. It is desirable to meet with the retailer several times during this early period. An important part of the retailer’s role is to help with any problems as well as check your machine and mask. There are many CPAP retailers across Melbourne who are able to provide you with a mask and machine. The main differences between retailers are the level of service provided and the cost to you.
Beware that there exist unscrupulous retailers who may seek to sell you unnecessary or overly expensive equipment. Some encourage their customers to purchase “Autoset” CPAP machines (machines that vary the pressure output automatically), which are significantly more expensive than standard “fixed-pressure” machines. In some situations an Autoset machine is needed or preferable. Other times it is an unnecessary expense.
Dr Chazan works with trusted retailers who provide a high-quality service at a reasonable price. He is able to recommend suitable CPAP retailers in your area. It is advisable to hire CPAP equipment for at least 1 month prior to purchase, to be sure that the right equipment is chosen for your needs.