So you’ve had a sleep study and would like to use a CPAP machine to treat your Sleep Apnea. We recommend trialling CPAP therapy first.

What do I need to consider when purchasing a CPAP machine?

Your trial of CPAP will help determine whether you need a fixed pressure machine or an automatic CPAP device. It will also help ascertain which pressures and comfort settings need to be used to best suit your therapy needs. During the trial you will also have the opportunity to try different mask types. It is not unusual for people to choose more than one mask for ongoing use. 

Other factors to consider when purchasing a CPAP machine are:

  • Your lifestyle (Do you travel a lot and therefore need a lightweight, portable device?)
  • Noise level of machine
  • Ongoing maintenance of the machine
  • Do you require battery power or back up power?

Which Machine Should I choose?

To help you determine what CPAP machine is best for you, we have listed the general specifications of a few of the most popular CPAP machines on the market today.

Our preferred brand is ResMed. We have worked closely for 10 years and know their products well.

ResMed AirSense 10

Automatic or Fixed Pressure: Can be either

Warranty: 2 Years (Extended Warranty Available)

Remote Monitoring: Yes

Filter Change: Every 3 months*

Battery/12 Volt Converter Available: Yes

Dimensions: 4.57” x 10.04” x 5.91” (With Humidifier)

Weight: Medium

Humidifier: Yes

Noise Level: Quiet

Heated Tube: Yes

Cleaning: Moderate

BMC Luna

Automatic or Fixed Pressure: Fixed

Warranty: 5 Years

Remote Monitoring: No

Filter Change: Every 6 months*

Battery/12 Volt Converter Available: Yes

Dimensions: 290mm x 180mm x 134mm

Weight: Heavy

Humidifier: Yes

Noise Level: Medium

Heated Tube: No

Cleaning: Moderate

ResMed AirMini

Automatic or Fixed Pressure: Can be either

Warranty: 2 Years

Remote Monitoring: Yes

Filter Change: Every 3 months*

Battery/12 Volt Converter Available: Yes

Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.3 x 2.0 inches

Weight: Light (300 Grams)

Humidifier: Humidification not available for full face masks. Waterless humidification for nasal & nasal pillow masks.

Noise Level: Medium

Heated Tube: No

Cleaning: Easy

*Filter may require changing earlier if dirty or damaged, refer to user manual for further information.

 

Check out our full range of CPAP machines here.

If you need any advice on what CPAP machine is best for you, contact us at [email protected] or call us on 1800 799 950.