I was just diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea and am searching for a machine that has auto features, a humidifier and is quiet.
I've done a bit of homework, but I have to say all of this is a mystery to me.
So what does the group recommend? My research suggests I want a machine with auto features and one that makes as little noise as possible. The candidates thus far are:
1. Phillips Dreamstation, either the Pro or Auto model.
2. Resmed Airsense, either the A10 Elite or the Autoset model.
3. Resmed Aircurve 10.
4. Apex Medical icH Auto.
I have no reason why I picked these, except that they seemed to provide auto features and are quiet.
Any recommendations or input would be much appreciated. I've done some searching on this site, but some of the shorthand input doesn't register with me, and I'm not a techno person.
Thanks for your help.
Hi Spunky, welcome here. I just wanted to tell you that the Dreamstation Pro is not a full APAP, you would need to choose the auto model instead. I bought the Dreamstation Pro because I also didn't know any better and I am stuck with the fixed pressure CPAP, not that it's not working well, but if you have the Auto feature you can run it in either auto or fixed pressure, so there's no need to choose the Pro model, and it's only marginally cheaper. Other than that I like the machine and it's quiet.
Likewise the Resmed A10 Elite, also a constant pressure model. You would want the Autoset or Autoset for Her model; the Aircurve models are more specialized and more expensive.
The Dreamstation Auto and the Autosets are all very quiet, although there have been some complaints against all of them - a bedroom after midnight can be a _very_ quiet place, especially when you can't sleep.