DeVilbiss SleepCube BiLevel ST CPAP Machine
The DeVilbiss SleepCube BiLevel ST CPAP Machine is designed to enhance the breathing of individuals with sleep apnoea. It can be set to CPAP, Spontaneous, Timed, or Spontaneous/Timed mode to provide the most suitable air pressure cycles for the individual.
- 1 x SleepCube Machine
- 1 x 6 foot Tubing
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x AC Line Cord
- 1 x Carrying Case
Who Can Use the BiLevel SleepCube?
The BiLevel SleepCube is designed for use by individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA, sometimes written as Obstructive Sleep Apnea). The BiLevel machine provides positive air pressure to manage spontaneous breathing in patients and individuals weighing 30kg (66lb) or above.
Please note that individuals with the following conditions are advised against using positive airway pressure therapy unless medically instructed: severe bullous lung disease; pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum; pathologically low blood pressure; cerebrospinal fluid leak; or recent cranial surgery or trauma.
Can I Use the SleepCube BiLevel ST At Home?
Yes, the SleepCube BiLevel ST is suitable for home use as well as in clinical environments. It should be used on the advice and prescription of a licensed physician.
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?
Obstructive sleep apnoea, or OSA is a breathing condition that involves the throat narrowly closing during sleep, which in turn inhibits breathing. The sudden pause of breath can occur as few as five times per hour at night, with more severe cases seeing 30 or more apnoeas per hour.
What Is CPAP?
CPAP stands for continuous positive away pressure, and this refers to one of the most common methods of treating OSA. CPAP is a motorised delivery of pressurised air to the throat and nose, helping the airways to stay open while you sleep.
The pressurised air is provided through the use of a CPAP mask. These can be worn as either a full-face CPAP mask or a nasal CPAP mask, allowing you to treat your OSA in the most comfortable way possible.
How Does the SleepCube BiLevel Work?
The motor in the SleepCube generates pressurised air, which is delivered through a tube to your mask. This air is then carried down your airways to prevent your throat from closing, in turn reducing the risk of an apnoea.
The SleepCube BiLevel ST features four modes: CPAP, Spontaneous, Timed, and Spontaneous Timed. Please see the DeVilbiss SleepCube user manual in the PDF below for further details about assembling and programming your SleepCube to the required setting. Further information about the modes can also be found below.
|DeVilbiss SleepCube User Manual |
Which Pressure Modes Can I Programme?
Providing enhanced versatility compared to similar CPAP devices, the BiLevel ST Machine provides the option of programming in a choice of four different modes. They are as follows:
- CPAP: Air is provided in a continuous pressure while you sleep.
- Spontaneous (S): Triggered by the user's natural breathing, air is provided on a more individual and controlled level.
- Timed (T): The machine is programmed at a set rate to provide air in accordance with the user's typical breaths per minute.
- Spontaneous/Timed (ST): This reacts to the user's breathing, but also enables a backup rate of pressure to ensure that the minimum number of breaths per minute is still delivered.
If you are unsure about which mode you require, we recommend consulting your doctor. They will be able to advise which level suits your requirements.
How Does the SmartCode Technology Work?
The included SmartCode Technology encodes usage data that can be easily decrypted and analysed online. It monitors the usage of the machine while you sleep, and this information can be accessed online, and is particularly useful for sending to your doctor.
Can I Travel with the SleepCube?
The lightweight and compact nature of the SleepCube makes it ideal for travel. It weighs just 1.22kg (2.7lb), and is quiet during use, meaning you can use it in a hotel without worrying about disturbing other guests.
The multi-voltage capability of the DeVilbiss SleepCube Standard Machine means that it can be used virtually anywhere in the world. It can also be operated from a 12V DC power source such as those frequently found in motor homes.
How Easy Is It to Sleep with the CPAP Machine?
The SleepCube has been designed to ensure you can get off to sleep as easily as you would without using the machine. This is because it features a comfort delay, which produces initial airflow at a low pressure, before gradually increasing the pressure to the prescribed pressure over the last few minutes of your specified delay time.
How Quiet Is the SleepCube?
The SleepCube features a low-sound pressure level of 26dBA (26 A-weighted decibels). This means it is incredibly quiet, and therefore ideal for use when you share a room and don't wish to disturb anybody.
Can the SleepCube Test for Sleep Apnoea?
While the SleepCube should not be used in the first instance to test for sleep apnoea without prior guidance from a medical professional, it can help you to continue to manage the condition following a diagnosis. In order to find out whether or not you are suffering from sleep apnoea, you will need to consult your doctor or other medical professional.
Your doctor will guide you through the test to help you assess where you are on the apnoea hypopnea index (AHI), which determines whether you suffer from no apnoea, or mild, moderate, or severe apnoea. Once you have received your diagnosis, you may prefer to invest in the SleepCube CPAP Machine with the foresight that you will be able to continue to receive the OSA treatment both when at home or away.
How Do I Clean the SleepCube?
To clean the main SleepCube device, unplug it from the power source, and then wipe it with a clean, damp cloth every few days. The device must be allowed to completely dry before plugging it back into the power supply.
Please note that the SleepCube must never be rinsed with or placed in water. Liquids must never get into or around the ports, switches, or air filter.
How Often Do I Change the Filters?
The air-inlet filter should be checked every 10 days and cleaned as necessary. It must be removed from the frame, then washed in a solution of warm water and dishwashing detergent. If you use an optional fine particle filter (not included), this must be inspected regularly. It should not be washed, and therefore must be replaced if damaged.
Can I Receive Supplemented Oxygen At Night with the SleepCube?
Yes, supplemental oxygen can be added with the optional oxygen adaptor attached between the unit and tubing. It can also be added if the mask is equipped with an oxygen port directly to the mask.
Am I Eligible for VAT Relief?
The SleepCube may be eligible for VAT relief. Please contact our customer service team for more information.
- Sound Level: 26dBA
- Operating: 5°C to 40°C
- CPAP Pressure Range: 3 - 25cm H2O
- Weight: 1.22kg (1.7lb)
- Overall Weight (HxWxL): 10.8 x 16.5 x 17.8cm