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Airsense 11 vs Dreamstation 2

AirSense 11 is a line of CPAP, APAP & Elite grade devices produced by ResMed. The devices combine the best digital health technology with highly efficient therapy modes in order to offer patients the best therapeutic experience. DreamStation 2 is a highly advanced Auto CPAP with a humidifier and Cell Modem released by Philips Respironics. Both models offer the best experience and therapy efficiency in their range, so let’s check out what each AirSense 11 CPAP and DreamStation 2 has to offer.

AirSense 11 CPAP by ResMed- Therapy compliance. High Comfort. Versatility.

AirSense 11 is designed to make starting sleep apneas therapy extremely easy. It represents the perfect device for those who just need to start their therapy, because of the overall simplicity and ease of use it offers. AirSense 11 offers a wide range of features that are designed to deliver the most comfortable therapy. Users also get instant access to MyAir – an application and an online support system that helps them start their therapy and learn how to stay on track with their required therapy.

There are three different models available in the AirSense line: AutoSet, CPAP & Elite. AirSense 11 comes with an extremely easy-to-use touchscreen, which makes the device simple to understand and operate. The device features a sleek and stylish design with a highly modern touch. Thanks to its compact and stylish design, it will fit nicely into any environment.

AirSense 11 features a simple Start/Stop button so that users can easily turn on or off therapy as needed. The device features access to MyAir the online support app that records data from your device in order to inform you of details such as your sleep progress, and also to offer you custom-tailored coaching and important tips.

  • Personal Therapy Assistant- MyAir’s innovative feature, offering you guidance through the setup, and also offering you help to troubleshoot common problems
  • Care Check-In- MyAir’s feature that provides you coaching and custom tailored assistance to meet your exact needs and requirements

Thanks to the ClimateControl feature, the integrated humidifier can be controlled manually or automatically. The integrated humidifier ensures that you enjoy comfortable temperature and humidity levels of air right to the mask. This way, you can block out problems such as a dry mouth, dry nose, and other irritations caused by dry air.

With AutoRamp, the device will lower the prescribed pressure levels so that you can fall asleep comfortably. When the Ramp Time is up, the machine returns to delivering prescribed pressure levels. AirSense 11 by ResMed also features EPR- Expiratory Pressure Relief. When EPR is turned on, the device will maintain a regular airflow pressure while you inhale, and then reduce the pressure upon the exhalation phase. This helps you breathe more comfortably, without struggling against a higher pressure flow.

AirSense 11 by ResMed is a highly innovative, smart, and compact device that is easy to use, easy to operate and easy to get used to. With so many comfort features integrated, air therapy is a comfortable experience from the very first session.

AirSense 11 Specifications:

Dimensions: 5.45” H x10.21W x 3.72” D

Air outlet: 22mm conical outlet connector

Weight: device + standard humidifier: 40oz

Housing construction: flame retardant engineering thermoplastic

Hot plate material: stainless steel

Water capacity- 380mL / recommended water type to use in the humidifier tub: distilled water

The time between each refill of the humidifier: +/- 8 hrs.

Disclaimer: ResMed has noticed that prolonged usage of an ozone device to clean the CPAP may eventually cause internal damage to the ResMed machine, which leads to an increase in the noise of the motor.

Philips Respironics DreamStation 2- Compact & Stylish. Travel-friendly CPAP.

Dreamstation 2

DreamStation 2 combines perfectly the features of a large-sized CPAP with the compactness of a travel-friendly device.

  • 22% lighter than its leading competitors – 29% smaller than the original DreamStation
  • 16% lighter than its leading competitors- 32.5% lighter than a DreamStation

Thanks to its compact design, the DreamStation 2 can be used anytime and anywhere. The device features an easy-to-use, colored touchscreen, an integrated humidifier, and Ramp Plus for increased comfort.

Thanks to its reduced weight and footprint, DreamStation 2 is designed to be used every single night if needed. You can also easily pack it and take it with you while traveling. With DreamStation 2, you will not need two separate CPAP machines- one for home use and another one for traveling. DreamStation 2 is compact, travel-friendly, and easy to use.

With its intuitive colored touchscreen, you can easily navigate through the menu and the different settings. Find the setting that best suits your needs and requirements, without having to navigate through complex menus. With the swipe of a finger, you can instantly access humidity level settings, Ramp Plus, or access your important therapy data.

For maximum comfort, DreamStation 2 features Ramp Plus, in order to help you fall asleep against gentle pressure. When Ramp Plus is on, the device will deliver a lower pressure, and when the Ramp Time is up the machine will revert to prescribed pressure levels. You can also manually adjust the Ramp Pressure you would like your machine to provide. Find a comfortable pressure setting, and fall asleep fast and comfortably. In case the device senses an apnea event during Ramp Time, the machine will automatically increase to higher pressure flow.

Most CPAPs available on the market are heavy and bulky because you need to add an external humidifier to them. DreamStation 2 comes with an integrated humidifier that makes the machine lighter and more compact when compared to other devices. This way, you can also enjoy humidification while traveling.

What’s in the box: DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced, 15mm standard hose, Cell Modem, user manual, quick start guide, DreamStation 2 stylish carrying case, disposable UltraFine filter, and power supply cord.

DreamStation 2 specifications:

  • Automatic Altitude Compensation
  • 2 years warranty
  • Dimensions: 10.78” L x 6.24” W x 3.34H
  • Device weight: 2.29lbs.
  • Sound level: 27dBA
  • Modes: CPAP / Auto CPAP
  • In-Built Bluetooth
  • Recommended water to be used in the humidifier tub: distilled water

It seems that after all the comments from users about the Dreamstation 2, the Resmed Airsense 11 is the superior CPAP machine.

Please share what you think of both machines in the comments below.


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August 30, 2023 3:54 pm

I had the Dream Station 1 and loved it. But, it was recalled and was replaced with the Dream Station 2. I greatly dislike this one because it is louder and has to be separated in order to add water. The touchscreen quit working. The air hose is light, which is nice, but it is easily torn at the ends because it sometimes gets pulled or tightly bent during sleep.

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March 3, 2022 12:52 pm

I have the resumed 11. Their heated tubing is really heavy and pulls my mask out of place during the night. It is waking me up. The water chamber using more water and runs out during the night if not full. Going back to the dream station mainly for the lighter tubing. Mainly I got a better nights sleep on dream station.

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February 18, 2022 1:30 pm

Thanks for the input, but you really need to address the differences in refilling the water chamber. The dreamstation 2 basically needs to be separated before accessing the water. The machine seems great but this is a major design flaw.

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