When it comes to addressing sleep apnea, the right equipment can make all the difference. While there are many quality CPAP machines available here at Help Medical Supplies, few compare to the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet.
Backed by the experience and quality that you’d expect from one of the world’s leading CPAP device manufacturers, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet offers a host of features that help it stand out from the competition.
Regardless of the type of sleep apnea you experience, this innovative device will ensure that you get the treatment you need so you can enjoy quality sleep once more. Here’s a closer look at how this CPAP machine will make a difference for your sleep.
Obstructive vs. Central Sleep Apnea
One commonly overlooked issue regarding sleep apnea is that there are actually two primary types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the more common variant, which occurs when the upper respiratory tract gets blocked during sleep. This typically happens when the throat muscles relax, which temporarily closes off the breathing passages. As the airways close off, air no longer gets to the lungs. The lack of air will cause the individual to wake up gasping for breath before falling asleep once again.
Depending on the severity of one’s obstructive sleep apnea, they could easily experience over 30 incidents of interrupted breathing per hour. This type of sleep apnea also frequently contributes to snoring, which can disturb a bed partner’s sleep.
There are many factors that can contribute to developing obstructive sleep apnea. Physical factors, such as being overweight, or having large tonsils or a large neck all increase the risk for obstructive sleep apnea. The potential for developing the condition also increases with old age, and men are generally more likely to develop sleep apnea than women.
Certain lifestyle factors, such as alcohol or sedative drug use, diabetes, or high blood pressure can also contribute to this condition. Sleep apnea episodes are also more likely to occur when sleeping on one’s back. Because of this, making healthy lifestyle changes or adjusting one’s sleeping position are commonly recommended in addition to CPAP therapy.
Central sleep apnea, on the other hand, is believed to be a factor in about 20 percent of individuals suffering from the condition. Rather than being the result of an airway obstruction, this sleep apnea variant is caused by the brain’s failure to send necessary signals to the muscles controlling the breathing process. It isn’t until a lack of oxygen occurs that the brain “remembers” to start the breathing process again.
As with obstructive sleep apnea, the risk for central sleep apnea increases with age. Central sleep apnea is most often related to another underlying health condition, such as spinal arthritis, encephalitis, and Parkinson’s disease. Individuals who have had congestive heart failure or a stroke will develop Cheyne Stokes breathing, a pattern in which faster, deeper breaths are followed by a temporary stop. Central sleep apnea can also develop after an individual undergoes spinal surgery.
With both types of sleep apnea, daytime fatigue will initially contribute to irritability, headaches, and trouble focusing and staying alert during the day. However, long-term consequences can be far more significant. The interruptions to breathing can contribute to chest pain, heart disease, unhealthy weight gain, anxiety and depression, and other life-altering conditions. Left unchecked, sleep apnea can significantly harm your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
While both types of sleep apnea have similar negative health outcomes, this doesn’t mean they are treated in the same way. Obstructive sleep apnea can typically be treated with a fixed-pressure CPAP device. However, this option typically proves inadequate with central sleep apnea, which must be treated with BiPAP therapy or adaptive servo ventilation (ASV).
Because obstructive and central sleep apneas have similar symptoms and side effects, it isn’t always easy to tell the difference between the two. The last thing anyone needs is to spend money on a CPAP machine that doesn’t address their needs when they have central sleep apnea.
But the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is different. Its impressive automated system makes it perfectly equipped to address the needs of individuals with either type of sleep apnea. No matter what is keeping you from getting a good night’s rest, this machine is ready to help by delivering the air pressure you need.
A Powerful Automated System
What makes the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet stand out from other CPAP machines is its ability to use real time analysis to detect specific sleep states and adjust pressure settings based on the user’s breathing patterns.
As a result, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet continually adjusts pressure settings throughout the night to address and prevent sleep disturbances. The system relies on an advanced algorithm that allows the machine to distinguish between central and obstructive sleep apnea. It can even detect Cheyne Stokes respiration and provide pulse oximetry monitoring (if desired).
This ensures that no matter what type of sleep apnea issues a patient may experience during the night, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet will be able to accurately identify and respond. This can be especially valuable for individuals who experience mixed (also sometimes called complex) sleep apnea, which can occur after someone being treated for obstructive sleep apnea begins to develop central sleep apnea.
The ability to treat both obstructive and central sleep apnea makes the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet one of the most advanced CPAP machines currently available — but its automated capabilities don’t end there. While the machine can make real-time adjustments on its own, connectivity with a built-in wireless system known as AirView gives healthcare providers direct access to therapy monitoring and control. Integration with this cloud-based system even allows these medical professionals to make remote setting adjustments as needed.
Several additional automated features are also included to enhance patient comfort. For example, AutoRamp begins air delivery at a lower pressure, making it easier for users to fall asleep. Once sleep has been detected, the machine increases to the prescribed pressure level. Expiratory pressure relief reduces the delivered air pressure while the user is exhaling (even when using a standard CPAP setting) to improve comfort. Finally, patients have the option to use SmartStart, a setting that automatically starts or stops therapy when a patient puts on or takes off their mask.
All of these automated features make it easier to use your equipment so you can get the treatment you need night after night.
More User-Friendly Features
While the automation offered by the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet goes a long way in enhancing the effectiveness of CPAP therapy, this isn’t the only advantage it has to offer. This system also features an integrated HumidAir heated humidifier. With the ability to control the device’s humidity levels, you can enjoy more comfortable breathing and avoid getting a sore throat, dry nasal passages, and other conditions sometimes attributed to non-humidified treatment.
The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is easy to control thanks to the device’s LCD screen. Intuitive menu navigation makes it easy to adjust settings as needed, and the screen’s ambient light sensor will adjust to the room’s brightness levels for your convenience. The screen will also turn off automatically when not in use, ensuring it won't bother you or your partner when you are trying to go to sleep. The machine also uses a Quiet Easy Breathe motor to reduce the ambient noise produced by device.
With the myAir app, you can also gain further insights into your treatment by linking the CPAP machine’s embedded cellular chip to a smart device. With this helpful app, you can look at your nightly sleep score to track treatment compliance, while also gaining access to coaching and tips for caring for your device. This will make it that much easier to stay on top of your treatment needs.
The ResMed AirSense 10 For Her
Because the majority of those who experience sleep apnea are men, the needs of women with this condition have sometimes been overlooked — but not anymore. The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her comes with all the great features found in the standard ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet. However, it takes things a step further by adapting the algorithm to female breathing patterns.
With this adjustment to the AirSense algorithm, this CPAP machine is better able to address female-specific needs related to sleep apnea treatment. The device can deliver both standard CPAP and auto adjusting air pressure based on treatment needs. It is compatible with both standard sized masks and smaller masks designed for female face shapes.
Despite being a specialty device, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her doesn’t cost any more than the standard AirSense AutoSet model. This way, women suffering from sleep apnea can also get the therapy they need.
What Comes in the Box?
You don’t just get the CPAP machine itself when you order the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet. You will also get a new humidifier water chamber tub for the system’s integrated humidifier, a set of lightweight tubing, and a standard filter and filter cover.
Users will also receive a power supply and cord, as well as a travel bag. This way, you’ll be ready to use your new CPAP device at home or take it on the go. The device also comes with an SD card that has already been inserted in the machine, ensuring easy setup after the device has been connected to a power source. An included patient manual will guide you through the process of getting your equipment ready to use.
Finally, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is backed by a two-year warranty. You can have confidence that your equipment will function as expected, delivering reliable treatment to help you sleep better.
Of course, this doesn’t negate the importance of following the recommended replacement schedule for mask parts and other components. For example, CPAP masks typically need to be replaced after three months, while the cushions may need to be replaced on a monthly basis. The tubing should also be replaced every three months. As with many other CPAP devices, the hypoallergenic filter used by the AirSense 10 AutoSet will need to be replaced twice per month.
By following the replacement guidelines for your CPAP equipment, you can ensure that you will be able to continually enjoy quality treatment. Replacing filters, masks, tubing, and other components as needed will help you avoid air leaks, bacterial buildup, or issues related to dust or allergies getting in the system.
Get Your ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet Today!
It is clear that the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet can make a significant difference for those suffering from sleep apnea — regardless of which variant of this condition you experience. Of course, for many, the cost of getting all the equipment needed to control sleep apnea can seem like a major financial burden.
This is where buying from Help Medical Supplies can make a difference. We offer the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet (and many other CPAP machines) at significant discounts off MSRP to help you save money. In fact, you can save well over $100 on a brand new AirSense 10 AutoSet when you buy from our site!
Even greater savings are available if you choose to buy a certified pre-owned unit or an open box model. We also offer a CPAP bundle for the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet that includes two additional standard tubes, six additional filters, a bedside organizer, and the CPAP mask of your choice. We also have you covered with replacement parts and equipment, so you will always have everything you need to keep your CPAP machine delivering quality treatment.
By making it easier and more affordable to get your CPAP equipment set up, you’ll be able to start enjoying the benefits of the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet even sooner. With a quality CPAP machine, you can once again experience a rejuvenating, full night’s rest so you can fight fatigue and stay healthy. Place your order today and see for yourself how this amazing CPAP machine can make a difference in your life!