COVID-19 CPAP Message
It has been in the news that CPAP/BiPAP can be used as a treatment for severe COVID-19 illness. The MODALITY (therapy type) is being used very successfully, but NOT via standard home CPAP or BiPAP machines. The set-up of the home machines is that air exits out the mask and into the room with no viral filter possible. This means that a COVID-19 patient on a home machine is spraying virus out into the room.
- Keep using and cleaning your home CPAP just as you were before the epidemic.
- If you believe you may have COVID-19 and are recuperating at home, take your machine into a private room and use it as before. Anyone entering the room should be wearing a mask and ideally eye protection.
- Thank you so much for all the generous offers to donate machines. Unfortunately, at the moment, we do not have a way to use them on COVID-19 patients safely.
Our board-certified sleep medicine specialists diagnose and care for patients with a wide range of sleeping and waking difficulties.
Some sleep-related disturbances are temporary inconveniences, while others are more serious.
Whether temporary or not, patients suffering from sleep disorders can experience fatigue, irritability, and listlessness or be prone to accidents because the body is unable to restore energy levels from appropriate rest.
We offer complete testing and evaluation services to diagnose, manage and treat all manner of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sleep hypoventilation and narcolepsy, We also treat circadian disorders, such as the difficulty in adapting to shift work.
We want to help you get that good night’s sleep you’ve always dreamed of.
Sleep Medicine Locations
633 North Albany Road NW
1705 Waverly Drive SE
3680 NW Samaritan Drive
2080 S Santiam Hwy (next to Starbucks and AT&T)
3011 NE West Devils Lake Road
1111 SW 10th Street, Suite B.
1219 Applegate St.