ResMed CPAP Machines
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ResMed CPAP Machines Review

Founded in 1989, ResMed develops and manufactures respiratory devices like ventilators, portable oxygen concentrators, and CPAP and APAP machines. Unlike many CPAP manufacturers, ResMed sells CPAP machines sized for women. We select ResMed CPAP machines as a top pick in our Best CPAP Machines guide because the company’s devices have great comfort options. ResMed also manufactures some of the best CPAP masks on the market.

Pros
  • Smallest CPAP options on the market
  • Smartphone app controls CPAP and tracks your sleep score
  • Gender-specific therapy
  • Helpful online setup and usage videos

Cons
  • Limited options for replacement parts

ResMed CPAP and APAP Therapy

ResMed sells both traditional CPAP machines and APAP machines. The difference between the two is the control of air flow to the patient. CPAP machines have continuous pressure your doctor prescribes, while APAP machines adjust automatically based on your breathing patterns throughout the night. APAPs are sometimes called auto CPAPs or self-adjusting CPAPs.

ResMed’s CPAP and APAP machines feature the latest technology, including the ability to control the device via a smartphone app, waterless humidification and gender-specific therapy modes that adjust to different breathing patterns for men and women.

ResMed CPAP Machine Models

When it comes to CPAP machines, it is most important to choose the one that fits your medical needs, rather than being overly swayed by price or size. Your doctor must prescribe a CPAP machine and can recommend which is right for you. Most ResMed CPAP machines have the same operating pressure range of 4 to 20 cm.

All AirSense 10 models feature expiratory pressure relief (EPR) to maintain optimal treatment for the patient during inhalation while reducing pressure during exhalation.

ResMed CPAP and APAP Machines
Product Type Price* Features
AirMini CPAP $999
  • Smallest portable CPAP available
  • Waterless humidification
  • Control with the AirMini app
  • You choose mask and pack
AirSense 10 CPAP CPAP $700
  • Fixed-pressure device
  • Pulse oximetry monitoring available
  • AutoRamp low pressure when falling asleep
  • Sleep reports
AirSense 10 Elite CPAP $800
  • Various advanced respiratory detection data forwarded to treating physician
  • Cellular chip to connect online
  • Quietest option
AirSense 10 AutoSet APAP $670
  • Variable pressure
  • AutoSet automatically adjusts pressure as needed by the hour, night and season to deliver ideal, lowest therapy pressure
AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her APAP $660
  • Auto-adjusts
  • Gender-specified therapy
  • Automatically optimizes airflow to provide comfortable therapy for females
*Prices are approximate and subject to change.

ResMed HumidX Waterless Humidification

ResMed’s HumidX waterless humidification makes traveling with an AirMini CPAP machine even more convenient because you don’t need distilled water. HumidX technology captures and stores heat and moisture when you exhale, then releases the humidified air when you inhale. HumidX filters require no washing and are usable for up to 30 days.

ResMed Mobile Apps for CPAP Machines

ResMed’s myAir app for iOS and Android smartphones works with ResMed AirSense 10, AirCurve 10 or Air 10 CPAP and APAP machines to track your sleep therapy. The myAir app gets updated after each therapy session with data from the CPAP machine. Users can then log on and view reports at their convenience. Many ResMed customers report feeling motivated by myAir’s daily progress score and metrics, and automated, personalized coaching.

The AirMini CPAP machine from ResMed can communicate with the AirMini mobile app, also for Android and iOS devices. This app controls your AirMini CPAP machine with adjustable comfort settings and provides daily sleep statistics. The app also provides guided setup for the CPAP machine and mask and allows you to share data with your health care professional.

ResMed CPAP Machines Costs

ResMed’s CPAP machines vary in price depending on the model and dealer. You will pay anywhere from around $700 to $1,000 for CPAP technology, with APAP models priced a bit lower at around $660.

How to Buy ResMed CPAP Machines

You can purchase some ResMed CPAP and APAP machines online, but you may need to order your device through your insurance or a medical supply company. Talk to your insurance carrier to learn about approved suppliers in your area or online.

ResMed CPAP Machines Complaints

In general, individual ResMed CPAP machine models receive many reviews from consumers. ResMed rates an “A-” on the Better Business Bureau’s website, but not without some complaints from consumers along with a 2 out of 5-star rating. Some claims have to do with difficulty ordering replacement parts through insurance and having trouble adjusting the airflow on the devices. Reviewers at ConsumerAffairs give ReMed 3 out of 5 stars. Thirty-one ResMed CPAP reviews from customers on TheCPAPShop site rank the product 4.5 on a scale of 5, noting the ease of use, quick adjustments and nearly imperceptible sound level.

ResMed CPAP Machines Q&A

  • Does insurance cover ResMed CPAP machines?
    Many medical insurances cover CPAP machines but check with your provider first to see if your benefits include ResMed models. CPAP machines require a prescription.

  • How do I order replacement parts for a ResMed CPAP machine?
    Like all CPAP machines, ResMed devices periodically require replacements for masks, mask cushions, headgear or hoses. You can contact a medical supply store that carries ResMed products for replacement parts. Call ResMed’s customer service line to find a dealer near you.

  • Why do some ResMed CPAP and APAP machines have settings for women?
    Sleep apnea affects men more often than women, so most CPAP machines were designed and tested for male patients. Recent research shows that some characteristics of sleep apnea are different between women and men. ResMed offers settings and models designed to deliver targeted airflow for women’s unique needs. These CPAP machines also come with a smaller full-face or nasal mask, or a nasal pillow mask.

  • What accessories does ResMed include with the CPAP machines?
    Each ResMed CPAP machine includes a hose and carrying case. Other accessories vary depending on the model, and most require you to purchase a mask separately.

  • Do ResMed’s CPAP machines include a warranty?
    ResMed offers a two-year warranty on most of its CPAP machines. Be sure to verify how the model you select is covered and how to take advantage of the warranty if there is an issue.

Conclusion

ResMed offers a good selection of CPAP and APAP machines with customizable options to make sleep apnea treatment comfortable. Many ResMed CPAP and APAP machine customers find the devices to be reliable, quiet and convenient to use. These moderately-priced CPAP machines include the added convenience of a mobile app from ResMed for fine-tuning settings, tracking sleep health and learning how to use the devices.

Resmed CPAP Machines Reviews

Recent Reviews

February 19 2020 8:27PM

My old ResMed Plus is still going strong after 10 years, but the humidifier died about 2 years ago. At that point, the doctor requested a replacement and I received an AirSense 10. Much smaller and lighter. Worked well for a while.

A few months after it's a 2-year birthday, it began making a high pitched screeching noise. Certainly not conducive to restful sleep. I also began having strange symptoms during the night regarding chest pressure that woke me up, alleviated after a few huge air burps!

I switched back to my old unit (sans humidifier) and symptoms stopped. Conclusion would be that between the noise and what could be a change in pressure, I should stop using it and get it fixed. Ha-ha! My attempts at repair or replacement have been futile. Apparently no one fixes these things. And ResMed doesn't seem about to replace it.

Medicare won't cover it since it is past the two-year birthday, regardless of why it needs replacement. When the old one dies, I will have to purchase my own replacement. However, I can assure you it will not be from ResMed.

Brenda O.
Winnsboro, SC
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