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One of the most respected names in the sleep disorder therapies market, ResMed has been been developing CPAP machines, masks, and in-home life support ventilators since 1989. In addition to treating sleep disorders through innovative technologies, ResMed strives to reduce its environmental impact through efforts like minimizing pollution and unnecessary waste. The company’s efforts have earned it accolades such as a rank among Citigroup’s World’s Top 50 Companies and an A- rating from the BBB.
Today, ResMed focuses its efforts on developing and enhancing products designed to manage obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other respiratory disorders. To combat OSA, the company currently offers three models of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines: the AirSense 10 Elite, the AirStart 10 CPAP, and the AirMini.
To help sleep apnea sufferers determine the best product for their unique needs and budget, we’ve taken an in-depth look at the three models of ResMed CPAP machines. Read on to compare ResMed CPAP device specs, features, pros and con, and more.
|Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP||Philips Respironics DreamStation CPAP Pro||Philips Respironics DreamStation CPAP||Philips Respironics DreamStation Go|
|CPAP price (est.):||$640||$569||$449||$889|
|CPAP with humidifier price (est.):||$830||$758||$638||N/A|
|Dimensions (CPAP only):||7.6″ W x 6.2″ L x 3.3″ H||5.5″ L x 7.6″ W x 3.3″H||5.5″ L x 7.6″ W x 3.3″H||5.937″ L x 5.937″ W x 2.315″ H|
|Dimensions (CPAP & humidifier):||11.7″ L x 7.6″ W x 3.3″ H||11.7″ L x 7.6″ W x 3.3″ H||11.7″ L x 7.6″ W x 3.3″ H||N/A|
|Weight (CPAP only, est.):||1.56 lbs||2.94 lbs||2.94 lbs||1.86 lbs|
|Weight (CPAP, humidifier & case est.):||4.37 lbs||4.37 lbs||4.37 lbs||N/A|
|Hose length:||6 ft||6 ft||6 ft||6 ft|
|Operating Pressure range:||4 to 20 cm H20, 0.5 increments||4 – 20 cm H20, 0.5 increments||4 – 20 cm H20, 0.5 increments||4 – 20 cm H20, 0.5 increments|
|Humidifier capacity:||325 ml||325 ml||325 ml||N/A|
|Sound volume:||Less than 30 db||Less than 30 db||Less than 30 db||Less than 30 db|
|Ramp time:||0 – 45 min||0 – 45 min||0 – 45 min||0 – 45 min|
|Power consumption:||100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0-1.0 A||100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0-1.0 A||100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0-1.0 A||100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|Operating altitude (est.):||Up to 78,000 ft||Up to 7,500 ft||Up to 7,500 ft||Up to 7,500 ft|
|Warranty length:||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years|
|Carrying case included?||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
The newest addition to the DreamStation line, the DreamStation Auto CPAP sets itself apart from the other DreamStation models with its auto-adjusting functionality. During the night, the DreamStation Auto automatically adjusts to your optimal pressure based on your breath throughout the night, as opposed to sticking to a single pressure setting like a fixed machine would.
Tuck customer satisfaction score: 97% (96 customer reviews)
In terms of tech, features, and functionality, the DreamStation Pro and the DreamStation Auto are virtually identical — aside from one key difference. Unlike the Auto, the DreamStation CPAP Pro is a fixed pressure machine, which means it will remain at a set pressure rather than automatically adjusting pressure according your to breath during the night. However, it does include a 30-day trial when it functions like an auto CPAP, monitoring and adjusting to your breathing while you sleep. At the end of the trial, the device will tell you the pressure level you used for the majority of the 30 days, allowing you to fix the pressure on the recommended level moving forward.
Tuck customer satisfaction score: 86% (13 customer reviews)
The original DreamStation CPAP is the original and least expensive of the DreamStation line. The original Dreamstation CPAP machine boasts similar capabilities as the later editions, minus a few features like CheckMask and Advanced Event Detection.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 92% (35 customer reviews)
Just under two pounds, the DreamStation Go is designed to be a compact, travel-friendly CPAP machine that doesn’t sacrifice power or special features. The DreamStation is available in both auto or fixed pressure-adjusting models.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 90% (19 customer reviews)
If you tend to travel a lot, the powerful, portable DreamStation Go is an obvious choice. Otherwise, as the four DreamStation CPAP models offer much of the same features and technology, budget may be biggest factor when determining the best Philips Respironics device for you. The more you’re able to pay, the more advanced functions — like self-adjusting pressure and mask fit detection — you’ll enjoy.
Wondering whether the DreamStation Auto or DreamStation Pro is right for you? Because studies have found no significant clinical benefits of using an auto-adjusting CPAP over a fixed CPAP, choosing between the two may come down to your sleep habits and preferences. An auto CPAP may be more suited to those whose pressure needs vary more often throughout the night, such as:
8.8 out of 10 customer experiences show consumers have had a positive experience with Philips Respironics.
Philips Respironics was founded in 1976; its parent company, Royal Philips Electronics, was founded in 1891.
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