What is the true price of a CPAP machine? Our customers ask us this all the time, and while we can estimate an answer for you, anywhere from roughly 200 dollars to over 1000 dollars, the real question is, what is the price of a CPAP machine that will treat my sleep apnea needs? In reality, there nearly a hundred different CPAP machines available, at least that we carry, and the cost for each machine is going to be different, whether you need a humidifier and heated tube, or just a standard machine, to travel and BiLevel/VPAP Machines, the costs are always going to vary. Each patient is going to be unique, and your needs for therapy, comfort, and usability are going to differ.
You also need to know what type of machine you’ll need. There are four main categories of CPAP and BiLevel machines, standard or fixed pressure machines will be the lowest cost machines. These machines, like the Respironics 460 will stay at your set pressure throughout the night. Most of the customers who buy our fixed pressure machines tend to be long time users who have been receiving therapy at the same pressure level for years. Fixed pressure machines can go between about 400 and 800 dollars, with a little give or take.
The next step up are auto CPAP’s, which can be set to a range of pressures, or left to sit between 4 and 20, and will fluctuate based off of your needs. Auto CPAPs are the most popular machines we sell, including our top selling machine of all time the ResMed S9 AutoSet. APAP’s will detect your pressure needs based off of every breath, and adapt to improve the comfort of your therapy. Auto CPAP machines tend to be more expensive than their fixed pressure counter parts due to the auto technology. You can expect the same great features that you would with older machines, but your improved comfort for most users as your machines adjust to fit your needs.
Your standard or auto device is designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, the most common form of sleep disorder. Fewer patients suffer from central sleep apnea, or CSA, and require a BiLevel or VPAP machine for their therapy. BiPAPs and VPAPs are more expensive than traditional CPAPs, and each machine is going to differ based off of your needs. All of our BiPAP and VPAP Machines will be specifically assigned by your prescribing physician, and you can find out the prices by calling our customer service department. CSA is a more serious form of sleep apnea, and your doctor will make sure that you are set up with the correct machine for your needs.
Most of the time, the least expensive machines available for sale are going to be travel machines. Travel machines like the APEX XT Fit for 189 dollars will not have all of the features that other machines have, and are not designed to be used every day. In general, we recommend that you purchase a travel machine as a backup, or for their true design, travel! I mean, who really wants to lug around their expensive ResMed S9 all day, when they can get a smaller, lighter, and less expensive machine to use for a few days at a time?
At CPAPMan, we don’t bill insurance, so our customers have to pay out of pocket (every customer who orders through us will receive the necessary paperwork to get reimbursed by their insurance companies), and when you’re talking about potentially a thousand dollars, that’s a lot of money. While all machines will have different features, every device that we carry will treat your sleep apnea effectively, safely, and comfortably. We want to make sure that you are comfortable with your purchase, and the price you’re paying, which is why you’ll see a long list of machines ranging from the low end of 189 dollars (a travel machine though, make it your companion not your everyday go to!) to a few thousand dollars for those VPAP Machines. Each individual patient is going to have a budget that they can afford, and that’s why we want to ensure that we have the largest list of machines available compared to our competitors. Find the machine that works for you, at the best price that fits within your budget!
If you’re still unsure of the cost of a machine, or which machine is best for you, get in touch with our customer service team, we’ll help you find the best machine that will treat your sleep apnea, at a price that you can afford.