(08-08-2016, 09:39 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:(08-08-2016, 05:09 PM)brose005 Wrote: Thanks so much for the helpful advice especially the wiki reference. So it seems there are two major companies. Philips Respironics and ResMed and their latest Auto models are the Dreamstation Auto and the AirSense 10 Auto. Are they equally as good? Does it matter which one I choose? Is there anything else I should be considering when picking between these two machines?
Thanks again for all the help!
Both machines are effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea, and each has a slightly different approach. The Resmed responds to obstructive events more rapidly, while the Respironics seems to hold closer to minimum pressure settings, but tests higher pressure (1.5 cm) routinely throughout the night. The most relevant thing for you, is both work on both 110 and 220 AC power. The Resmed uses a 24 volt power supply, and Respironics uses 12-volt. In the event you ever need to operate a machine on battery power, the Respironics is a bit easier to adapt.
Thanks for the detailed comparison. That was very helpful.
Lastly, in terms of masks, what do you suggest?