ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP Machine Review:
Fixed-pressure, integrated humidifier, and cellular connectivity all in one sleek device
The Good / The AirSense 10 CPAP Machine with HumidAir Heated Humidifier is a sleek designed, user-friendly machine. This is a basic fixed-pressure device with a water chamber with a built-in heating plate as well as other features, such as SmartStart™, AutoRamp™, and cellular connectivity…and for those light sleepers: it’s known for being quiet!
The Bad / The AirSense line isn’t cheap. This is also a single pressure CPAP machine that does not auto-adjust.
The Bottom Line / It’s no wonder that the AirSense 10 CPAP Machine with HumidAir Heated Humidifier was rated the best CPAP machine of 2017. Even though a bit pricey, it’s well worth the investment for quiet, quality therapy.
The AirSense 10 with HumidAir Heated Humidifier is the lighter and more advanced version of the S9 line of the machines. The built-in humidifier makes it lighter than the previous models and offers custom humidification. This model is a single pressure CPAP machine that does not auto-adjust. It is packed with a variety of features, such as the AutoRamp, Climate Control, Expiratory Pressure Relief, Smart Start, built-in cellular technology, and Air View, that make the users’ experience a comfortable and convenient one.
Lightweight and quiet, if you are looking for a CPAP machine, this may be the winner. CPAP users are generally satisfied with the advanced functions of this machine that makes restful sleep possible and the integrated modern-day technology that opens up a world of convenience at your finger tip.
This model was rated the best CPAP machines in 2017. Let’s explore the reasons why…
AirSense 10 CPAP Product Features
The AirSense 10 CPAP is a simple product that has all the features that you will need. Let’s explore the key features…
The AirSense 10 models boast of the AutoRamp technology. This feature enables the machine to sense when the user is awake or asleep, and when it senses that the user is asleep, it will increase to the full prescribed pressure comfortably. This setting allows the user to fall asleep easily.
HumidAir Heated Humidifier
The AirSense 10 CPAP Machine has a built-in heating plate so the water chamber can be directly attached to the machine for a minimal footprint. The humidifier can be set to 9 different settings: off, 1 (lowest level of humidification) to 8 (highest level of humidification). The ClimateLineAir is an optional integrated heated tube to retain the temperature of the whole air circuit. The Auto Climate Control mode will sense the room temperature and adjust the level of humidification delivered to the mask.
The SmartStart technology allows the user to just put on the mask, and the machine will start therapy as soon as the user starts to breathe. When the mask is taken off, the machine will sense that the user is not using the machine and turn off automatically. This technology is a step above from the “Start”/”Stop” button, catering to a user’s comfort and convenience once again.
Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
The Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR) carries out the right treatment for the patient during inhalation and reduces pressure during exhalation. Therapy is made more comfortable with this feature. Breathing out against full prescribed pressure can be uncomfortable, but EPR helps by lowering the pressure by a set amount on exhalation.
With this feature, you can access therapy data and be able to troubleshoot remotely with the remote access feature. You can now connect to ResMed’s new cloud-based management system (AirView) with the built-in wireless technology and be able to change the machine settings and troubleshoot remotely.
AirSense 10 CPAP Compared With…
There are a lot of great, advanced CPAP machines on the market. Here is how the AirSense 10 compares…
The DreamStation is the AirSense 10’s close competitor in CPAP machines. ResMed and Philips Respironics are the two heavyweight CPAP therapy product manufacturers and are in a constant battle to release the better product. Both of these machines are top of the line and have similar specs and features. However, the DreamStation Pro does weigh more, is slightly louder, and does not have a built-in humidifier. On the other hand, AirStart 10 CPAP doesn’t have extensive data tracking capabilities – which is pretty important if you want to make progress in your therapy.
This model is a step down from the Pro but is also a bit cheaper. It also has pressure relief technology but is also louder, heavier, and does not have a built-in humidifier compared to the AirSense 10 CPAP. Again, the AirSense 10 lacks extensive data tracking capabilities.
At $279, this model is significantly cheaper than the AirSense 10. It’s slightly lighter and has a built-in humidifier. With its lower price, it lacks some settings in comparison to the AirSense 10, such as the AutoRamp and the SmartStart.
GIF Below: The various features and settings can be accessed under the ‘my options’ menu.
What CPAP Users are Saying About the AirSense 10 CPAP
Here are some comments on the AirSense 10 CPAP from users themselves…
This machine is very quiet as compared to my previous one. It also takes up a lot less space on my night stand.
– Michael R.
Loaded with features, yet compact and quiet…what more could we ask for?
I just started using my new CPAP about a week ago and I’m amazes with the info that it gives you…pretty cool…I like it.
– Ted K.
The amazing technology features integrated into this little machine is also user-friendly!
This is an outstanding product and I am glad I made the decision to buy this model to replace my Series 7 Elite. So easy to use, quiet and effective.
– James C.
Again, CPAP users themselves are quite impressed with all the advanced features the AirSense 10 offers. This machine is one of the best in the market for CPAP machines.
This machine came set up and ready to go right out of the box. It is so quiet that my wife keeps asking if it is even working! Best sleep in months.
– Jeffrey P.
You deserve quality sleep – not just with the quality therapy but also with the quiet sound level.
AirSense 10 CPAP Product Specifications
|Price as Reviewed||$758.00|
|Weight (machine only)||2.75 lbs|
|Dimensions||10.04 in L x 4.57 in W x 5.91 in H|
|Pressure Range||4 – 20 cm H2O (0.2 cm increments)|
|Operating Altitude Range||0 – 8,500 ft.|
|Power Consumption||100 – 240 Volts, 50/60 Hz, 2.0 – 1.0 A|
The AirSense 10 is packed with advanced features and delivers exactly what you need to get good nights’ rest. With all the extra functionality and advanced features listed above, no wonder it’s ranked first for the Best CPAP Machines in 2017. Although it’s on a pricey side, the AirSense 10 is of great value considering how much it caters to the users’ comfort and convenience.
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