ResMed is one of the industry leaders in the CPAP business. For years, their machines and masks have been at the cutting edge of patient comfort and compliance, and they manufacture top of the line equipment for all types of CPAP user. What ResMed is most well known for, however, is their machines.
At CPAPMan, we carry all of ResMed’s two latest lines of CPAP machines: the S9 series and the AirSense machines. Each series features (at least) one bi-level device, fixed pressure machine, and automatic model. Each also boasts a For Her machine, the latest of which includes a brand new pressure-algorithm designed to target apneas as women experience them. Today, we’re going to talk a little more about the top ResMed’s we carry, touching on at least one of each type.
The AirSense 10 AutoSet is ResMed’s most advanced automatic pressure machine. Featuring a standard pressure range of 4-20 cm, the AutoSet comes with all of the latest comfort features and functions, including expiratory pressure relief; advanced event detection, Automatic Smart/Stop that commences and terminates therapy with just a single breath; a new humidifier; an overhauled ramp; and a brand new heated tube. The AirSense 10 AutoSet is quiet and unobtrusive. It’s also stylish, resembling an iPod docking station more than a traditional CPAP device.
The S9 Elite is ResMed’s top fixed pressure machine from their S9 line of machines. Like recent auto machines, the Elite comes with all of the comfortable perks you could ever want, including EPR and a mask-fitting interface that lets you know if you’re mask hasn’t been applied properly. It is compatible with and without the H5i humidifier that works with all S9 machines.
While it might be cheating to list an entire line here, the variety and depth of the series begs a mention for all three devices. Included in the AirCurve line are an ASV VPAP, a VPAP Auto, and a VPAP ST. Like with the AirSense, the AirCurve machines all feature the overhauled and built-in humidifier, and each is compatible with the ClimateLineAir Heated Breathing Tube. Bi-level devices aren’t intended for everyone — in general, they’re for patients who have some form of central sleep apnea, as opposed to the more common form of obstructive sleep apnea — but for patients who need something capable of providing more pressure than a standard or automatic CPAP machine, the AirCurve machines offer as much bang for your buck as anything on the market.
As mentioned above, the AirSense 10 For Her is the first CPAP machine designed specifically for women. It features all of the comfort features and accessories that the regular AutoSet offers but with a brand new algorithm. Women experience apneas slightly differently than men: they happen more frequently and at a slightly different intensity than men experience them. To target these frequent disturbances, the algorithm is programmed to vary pressure after just a single unnatural breath (most machines wait for three). By treating the apnea as it starts, The AirSense for Her is targeting irregular breathing before it can disrupt your natural sleep cycle, making it the ideal machine for female CPAP patients.