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A member of the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep, 3B Medical engineers medical devices for the treatment of sleep disorders and oxygen therapy. Founded in 1996, the Florida-headquartered company is an up-and-coming name in the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) industry.
3B Medical currently offers five different models of CPAP devices, including the RESmart CPAP, RESmart Auto CPAP, RESmart BPAP Auto Bi-Level, Luna, and Luna Auto. All models include an integrated heated humidifier and are compatible with iCodeConnect, a cloud-based system that records compliance data and makes it easy to share your progress with your physician.
This guide will take a close look at the five different CPAP devices from 3B Medical to help you identify the best option for your individual needs and preferences. Read on to learn about 3B Medical CPAP machine specs, pros and cons, and more.
|RESmart CPAP||RESmart Auto CPAP||RESmart BPAP Auto Bi-Level||Luna CPAP||Luna Auto CPAP|
|Dimensions (CPAP only):||8.66L” × 7.6W” × 4.4H”||8.66L” × 7.6W” × 4.4H”||8.66L” × 7.6W” × 4.4H”||6.7L” x 7.7W” x 4.6H”||6.7L” x 7.7W” x 4.6H”|
|Dimensions (CPAP with humidifier):||12.3L” x 7.6W” x 4.4H”||12.3L” x 7.6W” x 4.4H”||12.3L” x 7.6W” x 4.4H”||11.4L” x 7.7W” x 5.3H”||11.4L” x 7.7W” x 5.3H”|
|Weight (CPAP only, est.):||3.5 lbs||3.5 lbs||4.9 lbs||3.3 lbs||3.3 lbs|
|Weight (CPAP with humidifier, est.):||5.3 lbs||5.3 lbs||6.6 lbs||5.5 lbs||5.5 lbs|
|Hose length:||6 ft||6 ft||6ft||6 ft||6 ft|
|Power consumption:||100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz , 1.0A max||100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz , 1.0A max||100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz , 1.0A max||100-240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz, 2.0 A max||100-240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz, 2.0 A max|
|Sound volume:||Less than 30 dBA||Less than 30 dBA||Less than 30 dBA||<30 dB at a pressure of 10hPa; <38 dB at a pressure of 10hPa||<30 dB at a pressure of 10hPa; <38 dB at a pressure of 10hPa|
|Ramp time:||0 to 60 min||0 to 60 min||0 to 60 min||0 to 60 min||0 to 60 min|
|Pressure range:||4 to 20 cm H2O in 0.5 cm H2O increments||4 to 20 cm H2O in 0.5 cm H2O increments||4 – 25 cm H2O 0.5 cm H2O increments||4 to 20 hPa in 0.5 hPa increments||4 to 20 hPa in 0.5 hPa increments|
|Operating altitude (est.):||Up to 8,200 ft||Up to 8,200 ft||Up to 8,200 ft||Up to 10,000 ft||Up to 10,000 ft|
|Humidifier capacity:||350 mL||350 mL||350 mL||350 mL||350 mL|
|Warranty length:||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years|
|Carrying case included?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The RESmart CPAP is a traditional, fixed-pressure CPAP machine, meaning it delivers airflow at a consistent, predetermined level of pressure throughout the night. Like the other RESmart models, the RESmart CPAP features an integrated heated humidifier, RESlex pressure relief, and detailed data tracking.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 93% (132 customer reviews)
As a self-titrating machine, the RESmart Auto automatically detects and adjusts airflow to accommodate changing pressure needs throughout the night. Though its self-adjusting function makes it unique, the RESmart Auto includes the same essential features of the RESmart CPAP.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 96% (68 customer reviews)
The RESmart BPAP Auto Bi-Level is a BiPAP or BiLevel CPAP machine, which means it delivers two distinct pressures for inhalation and exhalations. The RESmart BPAP Auto Bi-Level also includes self-titrating technology that adjusts pressure on every inhale and exhale according to breathing patterns and events.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 91% (76 customer reviews)
The Luna CPAP is part of the Luna collection, the most recent line of CPAP devices from 3B Medical. The Luna devices set themselves apart from the RESmart models with their real-time, free WiFi data reporting that allows you to track your progress on-the-go. The Luna CPAP is a fixed-pressure CPAP device with an integrated heated humidifier.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 90% (77 customer reviews)
The 3B Medical Luna Auto CPAP is identical to the 3B Medical Luna CPAP with one important exception: it functions as an auto-adjusting machine. As with the RESmart Auto CPAP, the Luna Auto self-adjusts to changing pressure needs during the night.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 89% (67 customer reviews)
Wondering which 3B Medical CPAP machine will work best for you? To choose between the many models of 3B Medical CPAP devices, a good place to start is determining what type of CPAP machine you’ll need: a traditional CPAP, auto-adjusting, or bilevel.
You may benefit from an auto-adjusting CPAP device like the RESmart Auto or the Luna Auto if you have varying pressure needs over the course of the night. This is often true of users who tend to shift sleep positions, since a higher level of pressure is generally required when sleeping on your back versus your side. Patients who suffer from seasonal allergies may also want to consider an auto-adjusting machine, as they may need higher pressure levels during periods of congestion. Finally, users who take sedatives or drink alcohol may want to choose an auto-adjusting machine, as these substances can cause changes in your pressure needs.
Alternatively, you may be best suited for a bilevel device like the RESmart BPAP Auto Bi-Level if you have higher pressure needs. Not only do bilevel machines typically offer a higher pressure setting range, these devices deliver different pressures for inhalations and exhalations. Exhaling over a high level of pressure can be challenging and uncomfortable, so having a lower setting for exhales can help you breath easier. The RESmart BPAP Auto Bi-Level is also self-adjusting, which means it will adapt to changing pressure needs with each individual inhale and exhale, similar to the RESmart Auto or Luna Auto.
Because of the WiFi connectivity included in the Luna devices, we recommend going for a Luna over a RESmart if you travel a lot — particularly if you like camping. The Luna’s wireless data means you can continue to receive real-time data analysis and reporting even when you aren’t connected to WiFi, which is handy if you’re in a remote, outdoor location.
8 out of 10 customer experiences show consumers have had a positive experience with 3B Medical.
3B Medical was launched in 1996.
799 Overlook Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33884