At CPAPmachines.ca, the number one asked question we get is would you recommend the AirSense 10 Auto or DreamStation Auto? Followed by, which one is better? Which CPAP machine is right for me?
Both machines make the top of our best seller’s list month after month. Today we will discuss some of the similarities and differences of both machines and hopefully help you decide which CPAP machine is right for you.
Starting with the manufacturers, AirSense 10 Auto is made by ResMed, a well-established brand primarily manufacturing equipment for respiratory conditions like as Sleep Apnea. ResMed has manufacturing facilities in Singapore, Australia, France and the United States. Philips Respironics makes the DreamStation Auto. They are an American company, also a leader in manufacturing an array of respiratory equipment including ventilators and now, household appliances.
Our machines offer a 3-year manufacturer warranty for both brands. It is important to note, the 3-year warranty is exclusive to CPAPmachines.ca and is not the default manufacturer warranty. ResMed gets a notable mention for the optional extended warranty they offer. Clients can purchase an extended 2-warranty for a total of 5 years for a nominal fee. The AirSense 10 Auto and DreamStation Auto are both quiet, loaded with comparable features and technology. Both models have their power buttons on top, round dials on the front and LCD colour screens to display compliance info (AHI, leak rate, average usage, hours, usage data etc). Both models come with installed SD cards, accommodate heated and standard hoses, are easy to clean and offer apps for online support and tracking of sleep data. Both machines are compatible to most, (if not, all) styles of CPAP masks.
The obvious difference between the two models are the design and profile of each machine. The AirSense 10 Auto comes in black and in an off white with floral design, (For Her) version. It encompasses a sleek, tall and slender profile where as the DreamStation Auto only comes in glossy white and has a shorter, wider profile.
The humidification of the DreamStation Auto can be detach simply by disconnecting it from the main unit. This option is an important feature for those who travel frequently. On the contrary, the humidification is built into the AirSense 10 Auto. If you wish to disconnect the humidification from the main unit, you’ll need to purchase a side cover for it.
The DreamStation Auto offers a ‘ramp’ button on top of the unit next to the start button and AirSense 10 Auto does not. This ‘ramp’ button on top can easily be turned on/off accidentally, where you need to enable/disable the function through the menu on the AirSense 10 Auto. The AirSense 10 Auto comes with a durable, well constructed travel bag while the DreamStation Auto has a flimsier, lighter travel bag.
Both brands offer very reliable CPAP therapy and both brands have their own loyal customers and following. It truly comes down to personal preference - what you like to see on your night stand, the style and looks of each unit. Hopefully after reading this, you can decide for yourself which CPAP machine will be right for you. Both machines will manage your Sleep Apnea and significantly improve your sleep health if used correctly.
From the CPAPmachines.ca clinical team.
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