Sleep apnea is quite a common condition that affects millions of people across the globe. It occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, caused by the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relaxing and collapsing, blocking the airway. This results in loud snoring and periods where breathing is paused temporarily. If left untreated, sleep apnea increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and daytime fatigue.

The most effective treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP). A CPAP machine uses a steady flow of pressurised air to keep the airway open during sleep.

Key Features and Benefits of the AirSense 10

The AirSense 10 has several features that make it a top choice for sleep apnea treatment:

  • Automated air pressure adjustment – The machine automatically adjusts the air pressure delivered based on your breathing patterns. This provides the optimal pressure you need while ensuring maximum comfort.
  • HumidAirTM heated humidification – By adding moisture to the air, this feature reduces dryness and irritation some CPAP users experience. The humidifier chamber is also easy to remove for cleaning and filling.
  • Quiet operation – With an ultra-quiet motor and vents, the AirSense 10 won’t disrupt you or your partner’s sleep.
  • Comfort technologies – The machine has proprietary comfort features like Easy-Breathe and SmartStart which make breathing against pressure more comfortable and natural. It also ramps up the pressure gradually when you’re falling asleep.
  • Detailed data reporting – The machine stores comprehensive data on your sleep sessions and breathing that you can review in the morning using the AirView patient management platform. This allows you and your doctor to monitor your therapy progress.
  • Slim and compact – With its small footprint and streamlined design, the AirSense 10 is lightweight and easy to pack for travel.
  • Mask options – ResMed offers a wide range of comfortable CPAP masks that can be connected to the AirSense 10, from nasal pillows to full face masks.

Setting Up Your AirSense 10

Getting started with your new AirSense 10 is quick and straightforward. Your CPAP equipment provider will help you pick the right mask type, size and fit. They’ll also set the initial air pressure based on your sleep study results.

At home, just plug in the machine, attach the mask with tubing and turn it on. The built-in humidifier chamber just needs to be filled with distilled water before use. The intuitive interface walks you through the rest of the setup menus.

Using the machine daily is important to get the benefits of CPAP therapy. With its advanced features and comfortable design, the ResMed AirSense 10 makes it easier to comply with therapy and finally get restful, uninterrupted sleep. Consult your sleep specialist if you have any difficulties adjusting to the machine.