Data Capable CPAP Machines
Data capable CPAP machines are able to track the progress and performance of your therapy. These data will enable you to spot issues and have a bird’s eye view of the overall progress of your CPAP therapy. These data equip your sleep doctor to determine the required changes in your therapy. These changes may be minor as changing the mask used or major as decreasing or increasing the CPAP’s air pressure.
All CPAP machines that are data capable not only shows the number of hours you used the machine but shows pertinent information such as its leak rate, AHI, and average air pressure if using an APAP machine.
There are three ways to view or accessed vital data released by CPAP machines. Based on its brand and model, information may be accessed through the machine’s display screen, SmartCode, and other external software.
Machine’s Screen Display – There are CPAP machines with screens that display gathered data. The advanced tracking on display allows for quick review of therapy metrics. There is no need to login on websites to get information regarding your therapy’s leak rate and AHI, allowing you to make adjustments on the mask’s fit if needed. Depending on the brand and model of the CPAP machine, it is possible to view a summary or average value of your therapy in 1, 7 or 30 days or more.
Examples some of this type of CPAP machines are:
- AirSense™ 10 CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
- AirSense™ 10 Elite CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
- IntelliPAP Standard Plus CPAP Machine with SmartFlex
- DreamStation Pro CPAP Machine
- RESmart™ CPAP Machine with RESlex with Heated Humidifier
- PR System One REMStar 60 Series Pro CPAP Machine with Bluetooth
- Transcend miniCPAP™ Machine
- Transcend EZEX miniCPAP™ Machine
- Transcend II Travel CPAP Machine
SmartCode – This is basically a “code” that is accessible through the machine’s screen display. The difference is that the code is entered or keyed into the CPAP machine’s product page of CPAP seller’s website before a summary report is generated. The SmartCode is capable of showing therapy data from 1, 7, 30 and 90 days. The IntelliPAP Auto Adjust is the lone machine capable of SmartCode. Sample reading is shown below.
Other External Software - There are other CPAP machines that are designed to accommodate external software that can be used for downloading data for more comprehensive analysis. What makes this more practical than the SmartCode is that all nights of CPAP therapy are accessible to you and your doctor. It is also possible to view and analyze each hour of therapy for every night’s usage. This way, your doctor is more equipped to analyze your therapy. Your doctor will be able to determine when you have more sleep apneas, or when you begin to breathe with an open mouth during therapy. There are some external software available to patients but in most cases, external software are sold by manufacturers to sleep professionals only.
If you wish to buy a CPAP machine, call us at CPAP Victoria.
Tel: 1300 750 006