What are the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet features?
The Resmed AirSense 10 is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine used to treat sleep apnea. The AirSense 10 has a sleek new design that resembles a modern alarm clock with its bright and easily readable display.
ResMed's AirSense 10 series has long been one of the most popular CPAP machine lines. Though several models are in line, this post will focus on the new AirSense 10 CPAP Card-to-Cloud version.
You may have noticed a recent shortage of AirSense 10 machines on the market. This is due to the Philips Recall, which drives up demand for other devices and a computer chip shortage. These chips enable cellular connectivity for CPAP and APAP machines.
To address this issue, ResMed created the Card-to-Cloud (C2C) model, which lacks cellular connectivity and thus lacks myAir app compatibility. However, it includes SD card support, allowing you to continue recording and sending sleep therapy data to your doctor. And it has all the other features you're used to but at a lower price.
Let's look at some of the most famous comfort settings and features that have helped to make the ResMed Airsense line so popular.
The AutoSet 10's advanced algorithm allows it to adjust air pressure dynamically throughout the night. It's sensitive enough to change pressure on a per-breath basis.
Event detection detects apneas and snoring and causes an increase in air pressure to clear the airways. The rise in air pressure is always kept as low as possible to minimize disturbance and quickly returns to normal once the obstruction has been removed.
The AirSense 10 Autoset CPAP starts automatically when you put on your mask and stops when you remove it, thanks to the Smart/Stop feature. There's no need to switch your machine on and off as you get in and out of bed. Perfect for those nights when you go to bed only to realize you forgot to lock the front door or get a drink of water.
Expiratory Pressure Reduction (EPR)
The EPR feature is another way to customize the air pressure to improve CPAP comfort. Imagine breathing in and out while pressurized air is passing through it. Sleeping with a CPAP mask will take some getting used to.
Exhaling against incoming air, in particular, can feel counter-intuitive and can cause feelings of breathlessness or claustrophobia, especially in new users. The EPR feature switches the air pressure between inhalation and exhalation pressure levels, reducing stress on the exhale and making breathing easier in a natural rhythm.
The sensor of Ambient Light
The colour LCD screen on the ResMed AirSense 10 is easy to read and features user-friendly controls and an ambient light sensor. As the name implies, this feature detects the amount of light in the room and adjusts itself automatically. So there is no harsh bright light from the machine when you turn off the bedroom light.
Sleep Onset Detection AutoRamp
The AutoRamp and Sleep Onset Detection features will be appreciated by new users (and anyone who prefers to ease into CPAP therapy). They collaborate to make the transition easier.
When the CPAP device detects that you are sleeping, it gradually increases your air pressure to the prescribed level. So you can cross your pressure settings off your list of things to be concerned about as you sleep!
Heated Humidifier Built-in
Dry sinus passages, sore throats, coughs, and congestion can make breathing difficult, making CPAP therapy ineffective! Users can avoid some of the common side effects of sleep apnea therapy by using the integrated humidifier in ResMed 10. Humidification aids in the breakdown of congestion and the prevention of dryness, which can irritate.
The AirSense 10 includes Climate Control, which automatically adjusts the HumidAir humidifier to your preferred temperature and humidity level. ClimateLineAir heated tubing is sold separately to keep your CPAP mask at a consistent temperature and to keep excess moisture out of it. The ResMed AirSense 10 can also be used without a humidifier. Turn off the humidification settings and replace the water chamber with the side panel.
The AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud model is an excellent choice for anyone looking to make CPAP therapy more comfortable without having to deal with a complicated, expensive setup. The ResMed AutoSet algorithm is the main reason people choose the AirSense 10 line. It's no surprise that CPAP users prefer it to a fixed-pressure machine because it provides the lowest pressure needed for each user and only increases when it detects an apnea or snoring event.
This machine works with various masks, including full-face, nasal, and pillow masks. A sleek design, simple controls, and an ambient light sensor give it the appearance of an intelligent alarm clock rather than a CPAP machine on your bedside table. In a nutshell, all of the comfort settings on this machine work together to make CPAP therapy easier and more natural to adjust to and help you maintain treatment over time.