CPAP Machine FAQs
What is a CPAP machine?
A CPAP machine uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep^.
Using a CPAP machine can help treat your obstructive sleep apnoea, and you may find your sleep quality has improved, less daytime sleepiness and reduction or elimination of snoring.
^National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, CPAP, accessed 18 October 2023
How much is a CPAP machine?
The price of CPAP machines vary due to the different types of machines available.
There are CPAP (Continous Positive Airway Pressure) machines, BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) machines and APAP (Auto-Adujusting Positive Airway Pressure) machines available, and prices can range from anywhere between $500 to $3,000.
Are CPAP machines covered by Medicare?
You may be eligible to have your CPAP machine covered by Medicare. However, it’s recommended you speak to your doctor to check if you are eligible, as Medicare funding of CPAP equipment differs between states and each state has different eligibility requirements