Comparing ResMed CPAP Models

For CPAP, ResMed Is One of The Best Known Innovators and Manufacturers

Eight different models of ResMed CPAP machines are currently available. If you have yet to choose a model, the details and comparison information provided below should help you make a selection.

ResMed CPAP Models with EPR

EPR (expiratory pressure relief) is the system developed by ResMed to reduce the air pressure during exhalation. While the airways need to remain open all of the time, having the pressure set at the same level during inhalation and exhalation is bothersome to many people.

They may feel they have trouble exhaling. That may cause them to have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. EPR is also helpful for people who have a medical cause for difficulty exhaling. Emphysema, for example, limits a person’s ability to exhale.

Models with EPR include the S9 Auto-set, the S8 Auto-set II, the S9 Escape and the S8 Escape II auto. EPR is not for everyone, which is why some models do not include the feature. You should consult your doctor about whether or not EPR is right for you.

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ResMed VPAP™ Auto 25 Auto BiLevel
ResMed VPAP™
Auto 25 Auto BiLevel

ResMed's VPAP Auto is the premium auto-adjusting bilevel device in the VPAP series. Designed for use in the home or sleep center, it is ideally suited for noncompliant CPAP users or patients who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and a medical condition.

 

ResMed s9 Autoset CPAP Machine: The All-In-One CPAP Therapy System
ResMed s9 Autoset CPAP Machine: The All-In-One CPAP Therapy System

ResMed's time-tested APAP technology, AutoSet continually monitors breathing, adapting breath-by-breath to always deliver the lowest pressure.

 

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Quiet

All models are designed to operate quietly, but some are a little quieter than others. The premium models are the quietest. The S8 Escape II Auto and the S8 Escape II are the loudest, according to company measurements of the decibels of sound emitted by the devices. The measurement indicating quietness is the dBA, The lower the dBA number, the quieter the machine.

Integrated Humidification

CPAP ResMed researchers were among the first to come up with integrated humidification. This feature prevents the need for a separate room humidifier.

All of the models in the S8 and the S9 series include the option of integrated humidification, but they do vary slightly in the amount of humidity provided. Most people feel that the more humid air is more comfortable.

Doctors recommend humidification to prevent dryness of the nasal passages and decrease irritation. It is particularly beneficial to have humidification if you are using a nasal-prong type mask.

In order to address the issue of water build-up in the tubing, some ResMed CPAP models include a climate control system and lined tubing. The lining should eliminate the need for an extra tubing wrap to prevent rainout, an accumulation of water droplets in the tubing.

The S9 series includes the climate control system and lined tubing. The S8 series is the older, but still the most popular model. S8s do not include climate control.

Economy or Premium ResMed CPAP Machines

All CPAP ResMed machines provide high quality therapy for people who suffer from sleep apneas. The premium models provide additional features to make it easier for doctors to evaluate the effectiveness of the therapy, as well as additional tools that can be used by patients.

For example, the “leak” feature estimates the total amount of leakage that occurs due to an open mouth or a poor mask seal. Excessive leaking may indicate the need to use a chin strap or a full-face mask, if the leaking is occurring due to an open mouth.

The CPAP ResMed 9 economy series has the ability to generate 365 nights worth of compliance data and sleep reports. The S8 series economy models provide only 180 nights worth of compliance data and no on-screen sleep reports.

The number of apnea episodes occurring during a night’s sleep is measured by the premium models. Episodes of shallow breathing are recorded, as well. This information can lead to the discovery of a central sleep apnea, not caused by an obstructed airway or a narrowing of the windpipe.

ResMed CPAP machines are the choice of many practitioners and patients. If you are currently using a different brand, you might want to consider a change.

 

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