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What are alternatives to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)?

If for some reason you can't use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), your doctor may prescribe autotitrating positive airway pressure (APAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP). These treatments are similar to CPAP, but they adjust the air pressure based on various sensors or on whether you're breathing in or out.

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