At Easy Breathe, our mission is to make CPAP convenient and simple. In addition to making sleep therapy as accessible as possible, we also aim to share relevant tips and information to keep our customers up to date. Recently, there have been articles considering CPAP machines as possible treatment for milder cases of COVID-19. Here is a summary of findings:
According to a March 22 statement on COVID-19 treatment options¹, the FDA is recommending “other alternatives [to ventilators] that should be considered such as devices for treating sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.”
In a FOX News interview², Dr. Marc Siegel stated that he has received “lots of questions” about using CPAP to treat COVID-19 symptoms, especially breathing problems. He replied, “I think the answer is probably yes… [CPAP] probably can help.”
Engineer and technology entrepreneur Elon Musk³ has also offered some insight, saying that “using CPAP machines for less severe cases… seem like good moves to meet short-term demand.”
In light of these news releases, some of our customers have expressed concerns about increased demand for CPAPs. To take extra precautions, Easy Breathe has ordered and received excess inventory of our most popular products, and we will continue to keep in close contact with our top providers, ResMed and Respironics.
We do not have any indication of inventory shortage, and everything is shipping out of our warehouse one time, so you can expect to receive your supplies in as little as one business day. We will keep you updated to ensure that you are well equipped to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.
We know that navigating COVID-19 and your CPAP is difficult. Besides ensuring that you have all of the supplies you need, we have shared a few strategies that may help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, please make sure to follow the CDC recommendations to self-quarantine. Especially when using CPAP, spreading the virus in airborne particles puts others in your household and immediate vicinity at risk of contracting the illness.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call 866-564-2252 to speak to one of our CPAP experts.