FAQ: What’s the difference between DreamStation Expert and DreamStation Auto?

febbraio 22, 2019

FAQ: What’s the difference between DreamStation Expert and DreamStation Auto?

Dear CPAPmachines.ca fans, many of you have discovered the latest addition to the DreamStation line, The DreamStation Expert. This newly released Auto-CPAP machine is made especially for patients who complain about pressure resistance when they exhale while using their CPAP.  

If this is you, then the DreamStation Expert is the CPAP Machine you are looking for. This model was built to enhance comfort for new patients acclimatizing to therapy. 

The DreamStation Expert Provides a More Natural Breathing Experience

The major advantage of the DreamStation Expert over the DreamStation Auto is the inclusion of a pressure relief mode during exhalation called the P-Flex.

Other CPAP brands also have this pressure relief mode - ResMed calls it the EPR™ (Expiratory Pressure Relief) and Philips Respironics calls it the FLEX technology. P-Flex intelligently mimics a patient’s individual breathing pattern and lowers the pressure when the patient exhales. With the function enabled, breathing while on therapy feels more natural compared to having to breathe against a constant PAP pressure. (More to come on EPR & FLEX on a future blog).

So why is the P-Flex better than all the other pressure relief functions on the market? Normal pressure relief functions only lower its PAP pressure down to a certain level when expiration is detected. P-Flex, on the other hand, is so intelligent that it detects the onset of inhalation as well as expiration so it delivers the right amount of pressure relief when the patient needs it. This ensures that the P-Flex creates a more smoothing breathing pattern than a traditional pressure relief function, and is unique in being able to adjust its pressure below 3cmH2O. 

With that being said; the DreamStation Expert also provides the same intelligent auto-adjusting functionality as the Auto model. The machine automatically adjusts to your optimal pressure based on your breath throughout the night. 

Our Verdict

This newly-released DreamStation Expert is a more suited choice to those whose exhalation pressure needs vary more often throughout the night. If you’re a brand new CPAP user or If you’ve been complaining to others that you find CPAP hard to adapt to because of the pressurized air, we highly recommend you give this DreamStation Expert a try! This machine is truly an expert in helping new patients who are acclimatizing to therapy.

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