We are now in the last quarter of 2018 and soon, new and improved gadgets will be debuting before the year ends. In the case of CPAP machines, it is almost a sure fact that leading manufacturers of these medical grade breathing devices to help OSA patients, will be coming out with their list of improved models of CPAP machines.
But before we do reviews of new and upcoming CPAP products, let’s take a look at the best CPAP machines that hit the market in 2018. This list is not ranked.
Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto
Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto comes with an integrated humidifier and heated tubing for added comfort to users. The design of the machine is chic, minimalistic and compact without compromising its functions and efficacy.
With its EZ start function, first time users are eased into their prescribed therapy without any glitch. This feature affords patients personalized oxygen pressure for a gradual and smooth transition into their required therapy. The built-in Automatic Pressure feature affords the machine to auto-adjust to the natural breathing pattern of the patient. Other features include: Advanced Event Detection, OptiStart, Performance Check, Mask Fit Check, Oxymetry, DreamMapper App self-management tool and more. With its inbuilt Bluetooth module, connectivity is the least of a patient’s worries even when on the go.
ResMed Airsense 10 AutoSet
ResMed Airsense 10 AutoSet is a premium grade, auto-adjusting breathing aid machine that automatically adjusts the oxygen levels and follow the natural breathing pattern of the patient to deliver personalized oxygen therapy. This unit is highly efficient yet compact enough to be travel-friendly. It has a built-in heated humidifier and offers patient moisturized oxygen at optimum temperature into their lungs. Fitted with a wireless communication module, patients may opt to be connected with their sleep therapist at any given time and place.
Other important features of ResMed Airsence 10 AutoSet are:
- Climate control for optimum comfort in therapy
- Auto-ramp for low pressure oxygen start that automatically adjust to the prescribed pressure when the patient is in deep sleep
- Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR) that aids in reducing the pressure at each patient’s exhalation to further enhance therapy
- Advanced Event Detection module which enables the machine to determine the difference obstructive sleep apnoea and central sleep apnoea for it to deliver the correct oxygen therapy
- Easy-Breathe ensures very quiet motor for a restful night not only for the patient but for his/her bed partner as well.
ResMed AirMini is the compact and lightweight version of a ResMed CPAP machine. At 10.6 ounces with a dimension of 5.4” x 3.3” x 2”, it is a travel CPAP that holds the distinction of being the smallest breathing aid machine in the market. Though it was designed for traveling, this mini CPAP version may be efficiently used at home too.
One of its outstanding features is the waterless humidification system (HumidX) incorporated in this mini machine. A patient is afforded moisturized oxygen at a comfortable temperature while in therapy without the hassle of cleaning and filling tanks with water. Highly customizable, this mini CPAP machine may be used with an F20 full face mask, P10 nasal mask and N20 nasal mask, all by ResMed.
Drive Devilbiss Intellipap Auto
This machine has the auto bilevel technology that automatically adopts and adjusts to the breathing requirements of a patient’s oxygen pressure upon inhalation and exhalation. This feature affords patients the ultimate compliance and comfort in CPAP therapy. An optional feature is the heated humidification system that ensures the correct temperature and moisture level of oxygen.
Unique in Devilbiss Intellipap are the flow rounding technology which enable pressure support starting from 0 to 12cm H20, snoring detection, event detection, automatic altitude detection of up to 8,500 feet. This particular model is one of the quietest BiPAP machines in the market.
At 10 ounces and with a total length of only 6 inches, this machine is light and compact – perfect for both home-use and travel-use. It is fitted with Bluetooth technology for easy connectivity, large buttons for easy controls, delay pressure to afford gentle pressure on the start then gradually buildup to required therapy pressure, and Z-Breathe pressure relief.
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