"With the new modern machines, the computers that are built into them do most of the guess work for us. And they monitor the patients, which is a nice feature that our older machines didn't have and they provide feedback as to how well the patient is doing on the CPAP machine. And if we need to make adjustments, we can see instantaneously on the monitor," says Gerald Vallese, respiratory therapist.
Vallese says the new machines can also add humidity, which makes breathing more comfortable. Patients say the new technology is less disruptive to their sleep and easier to use.