Best CPAP Machines 2018 (Updated)
CPAP-or Continuous Positive Air Pressure units are medical grade breathing devices meant to assist with breathing patients who have sleep apnea. CPAP devices can help patients get fast relief from the following symptoms associated with sleep apnea: loud and obstructive snoring, better quality of sleep, lowering blood pressure, improving symptoms of daytime drowsiness and many others. The market is abounding in CPAP machine offers, so let’s check out some of the best units available in 2018
Patients looking for a travel-friendly, compact and highly efficient CPAP machine should check out the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet device. This unit is a premium grade breathing machine, capable of auto-adjusting in order to provide the most compliant therapy. AirSense AutoSet automatically adjusts the oxygen levels in order to follow your natural breathing pattern and deliver personalized oxygen therapy.
Typically, ResMed AutoSet comes with a heated humidifier, so that patients can receive optimum temperature and moisturized oxygen into their lungs. The unit also allows patients to stay constantly connected with their healthcare providers, thanks to the integrated wireless communication module.
- All the AirSense 10 machines have inbuilt heated humidification
- Climate Control option helps to deliver maximum comfortable therapy
- AutoRamp- this is a sleep onset detection module which will ensure you can fall asleep on a much gentler pressure. The unit will deliver low-pressure oxygen at the sleep onset phase so that patients can fall asleep comfortably. The unit will return to prescribed pressures once you are asleep.
- Advanced Event Detection module- the machine is capable of differentiating between Central Sleep Apnea and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, therefore always delivering appropriate oxygen therapy
- Very quiet motor- Easy Breathe- ensures both the patient and his bed partner will enjoy a restful and quiet night of sleep. This innovative motor features special isolating parts so that the unit will produce minimum noise levels.
- Expiratory Pressure Relief- or EPR- when turned on, EPR will help to reduce the pressure upon each exhalation in order to enhance therapy comfort. The machine intelligently follows your natural pattern on a breath by breath basis, and gently reduces pressure upon the exhalation phase.
This is one of the ultra-comfortable and best CPAP machines that comes with an integrated heated humidifier and heated tubing. Philips Respionics DreamStation Auto comes with a minimalistic, chic and compact design, so that patients can easily fit it into any environment without becoming obtrusive. This machine provides the most compliant and comfortable therapy to any patient looking for reliable therapy at home or while on the go. Thanks to the inbuilt Bluetooth module, patients can get access to plenty of connectivity and communication features meant to make their therapy even more compliant.
Even first time users will become quickly compliant with prescribed therapy thanks to the EZ start function. This feature ensures oxygen pressure can be personalized so that patients will get used to required therapy gradually and smoothly. Some other important features include the unit Performance Check, OptiStart or Daily Progress Feedback.
DreamStation further incorporates the following highly valuable features: Advanced Event Detection, Mask Fit check, DreamMapper App self-management tool, Oxymetry and even mask type resistance control. When you purchase the Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto device, the following are included in the box: the Auto CPAP Machine, 6 foot tubing system, Built-in Bluetooth module, stylish carrying case, power cord, Care package (including 3 travel mask types), power supply and a 2-year warranty card for the main unit.
DreamStation has the Automatic Pressure feature inbuilt. The machine is capable of auto-adjusting to your natural breathing pattern and always delivers optimum pressure of oxygen. The oxygen levels will change according to your natural breathing pattern, and this way you will enjoy truly personalized therapy with each session.
Looking for a stylish, compact and lightweight CPAP machine that you can easily take with you during your travels? The ResMed AirMini is one of the most popular and reliable travel CPAPs out there. It is actually the world’s smallest CPAP that you can take with you while flying on a plane while camping or performing activities in nature, but one that you can also use safely and effectively at home for required therapy.
AirMini also features an incorporated waterless humidification system, so you do not have to worry about filling tanks with water…just sit back, relax and enjoy optimum temperature and moisture oxygen wherever you need it. The machine weighs merely 10.6 ounces, so it can be carried around with much ease. Its dimensions are 5.4” x 3.3” x 2” and the machine delivers ultra-quiet therapy thanks to its quiet motor. In order to be able to use the ResMed AirMini, patients need a set-up pack. This Set-Up pack consists of a mask connector for any of the 3 compatible masks, the tubing system and the HumidX waterless humidification system. You can easily customize your therapy, by choosing the most appropriate mask that fits perfectly our facial features. ResMed AirMini can be used with any of the following masks: the P10 Nasal mask by ResMed, the N20 Nasal mask or the F20 full face mask by ResMed. Please keep in mind that AirMini works exclusively with any of these 3 masks. It is not compatible with any other types of masks.
What you will get in the box with your purchase: the AirMini main unit, a power supply cord, a stylish drawstring bag, a detailed user guide and the 2-year warranty from the manufacturer. Please keep in mind that you will also need to choose one Mask Kit compatible with your machine.
DeVilbiss IntelliPAP is a fully automatic CPAP machine with heated humidifier incorporated. Patients who require air therapy with higher pressure levels will enjoy the ultimate comfort and compliance by using the Drive DeVilbiss IntelliPAP Auto device. The Auto Bilevel technology adjusts in an automatic manner to the patient’s requirements regarding oxygen pressure upon inhalation and upon exhalation. Some of the most important performance features include: SmartCode therapy monitoring in order to track adherence data remotely; Flow rounding technology, pressure support starting from 0 up o 12cmH2O, event detection, pressure adjustment automatically, snoring detection, automatic altitude adjustment (up to 8,500 feet). It is also important to mention that Drive DeVilbiss is one of the quietest AutoBilevel machines available on the market (only 26dBA). This machine comes with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer.
The device comes with a very user-friendly design and layout, and patients can nicely fit the unit into any environment without becoming obtrusive. The heated humidification system is an optional feature, but it will help you enjoy air therapy at optimum temperature and moisture levels. Patients can also accommodate several types of tubes, from 6 to 10 feet.
- Reminders/alarms for replacing spare parts
- Large LCD backlit panel + intuitive menu
- Large buttons, easy controls
- Auto on/off – the machine detects the first breath into the mask, and it will start delivering therapy automatically, at the prescribed pressures
- Delay pressure- helps patients fall asleep on a much gentler pressure. When the time is up, the machine will revert to the prescribed pressure levels to assure therapy compliance
- Human Design Medical Z1 Auto
This is a highly efficient and professional travel CPAP machine weighing only 10 ounces and measuring 6 ½ inches. Human Design Medical Z1 Auto represents an ideal solution for both home use and while you are travelling. The machine is equipped with innovative features such as Nitelog Data that allows you to record/view/manage therapy data on a smartphone, or Z-Breathe which is an exhalation relief feature allowing you to fall asleep on a much gentler pressure.
The unit is incredibly small and compact yet packed with highly advanced technology features, making the machine a truly reliable partner at home or on the go. Z1 comes with built-in Bluetooth for efficient connectivity, Z-Breathe pressure relief, leak compensation, ramp feature, auto altitude adjusting, but also advanced sleep data reporting.
With the Nitelog data report app, you can get access to the following features: AH Count (Apnea Hypopnea count), AH Index or AHI, leaks, average pressure and usage hours. The Z-Breathe is regarded an advanced feature which enhances patient comfort during therapy. When you set Z-Breathe to 1, you will get a gentle pressure relief right at the onset of exhalation. When you set Z-Breathe at 2, you will get moderate pressure relief, while at Setting 3 you will get large pressure relief at the time of exhalation.
The Ramp feature can also help you fall asleep at a comfortable pressure. You can set ramp from 0 to 45 minutes, and during this time the machine will deliver oxygen at lower pressures, to help you fall asleep comfortably. When the ramp time is up, the machine will revert to the exact prescribed levels, in order to ensure therapeutic accuracy. Z1 by Human Design Medical is a small, intelligent, compact and highly efficient travel size CPAP machine capable of meeting the needs of patients with different oxygen therapy requirements.