CPAP Machine Comparison: ResMed Airsense 10 vs. SleepStyle 254 Auto
A CPAP machine is used to treat a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where people stop breathing for a few seconds at a time while they are sleeping. This occurs because the person’s airway is obstructed in some way. Sleep apnea causes symptoms like fatigue, daytime drowsiness, difficulty concentration, and more. However, it can also lead to more serious problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other conditions like this.
A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine provides relief from the symptoms of sleep apnea. A CPAP machine is made up of a motor, filters, hoses, and a mask. These parts work together to draw in air from the room and pressurize it to a specific air pressure to clear airway obstructions. Below, we are going to compare two different brands of CPAP machines. This can help you determine which CPAP machine is for you.
ResMed AirSense 10 vs. SleepStyle 254 Auto
Let’s take a closer look at the ResMed AirSense 10 and the SleepStyle 254 Auto to see what each of these CPAP machines can offer you.
Both of these options give you the basic things you need in a CPAP machine. For example, they both offer you a 4 to 20 cm pressure range. They also both give you a humidifier to make the CPAP machine easier on your airway. However, when you get into the finer details, these machines have some differences. For example, the SleepStyle 254 Auto has auto adjusting pressure with SensAwake technology that the ResMed AirSense 10 does not have. This SensAwake technology will recognize when a person wakes in the middle of the night, and it will adjust the pressure accordingly. The SleepStyle 254 Auto also offers leak compensation while the ResMed AirSense 10 does not.
The size and weight of these machines are also slightly different. The ResMed AirSense 10 is 2.75 pounds alone and 5.75 pounds with the humidifier and case. The SleepStyle 254 Auto is 4.2 pounds alone and 5.6 pounds with the humidifier and case. As far as size, the AirSense 10 is 4.57 by 10.04 by 5.91, which is fairly similar to the 6.75 by 10.5 by 6 SleepStyle 254 Auto.
Finally, let’s take a look at the price of these two CPAP machines. The ResMed AirSense 10 will cost you $758. The SleepStyle 254 Auto machine will cost you $990. The SleepStyle 254 Auto is a bit more expensive than the AirSense. However, you have to take into account the features it offers that the AirSense doesn’t. These features include things like auto adjusting pressure and leak compensations.
Now, we have compared the ResMed AirSense 10 with the SleepStyle 254 Auto. You have to decide which of these CPAP machines is best for you and your needs. One other thing to remember when buying a CPAP machine is to be sure to buy a CPAP cleaner or CPAP cleaning device. It is essential to clean your CPAP machine, so you get rid of germs, bacteria, and mold that could be growing in your machine. If you don’t clean it, it could make you sick. Learn more about cleaning your CPAP machine below.
Cleaning Your CPAP Machine
Regardless of which CPAP machine you decide to use, you need to be sure you are cleaning your CPAP machine correctly. An unclean CPAP machine is full of bacteria, germs, and mold, so you need to be sure you clean it regularly. A CPAP cleaning device like VirtuCLEAN is an excellent way to keep your CPAP machine clean. With VirtuCLEAN, you connect your tubing to the VirtuCLEAN device, you place the mask in the VirtuCLEAN bag, and you turn the machine on. Then, VirtuCLEAN will clean your CPAP machine for you in just 30 minutes.
The VirtuCLEAN CPAP cleaning device is an excellent way to help you keep your CPAP machine clean and maintained. However, if you have heated tubing on your CPAP machine, you will need to pick up the VirtuCLEAN Heated Tubing Adaptor to be sure you can clean your machine correctly. The ResMed AirSense 10, and the SleepStyle 600 Series do have heated tubing. If you need to pick up the VirtuCLEAN Heated Tubing Adaptor to hook up to your CPAP machine, you can do so here.
It is crucial to keep your CPAP machine clean. If you don’t, you could get sick and have symptoms such as a sore throat, skin irritation, a runny nose, more. The best way to keep your CPAP machine clean is with a product like VirtuCLEAN CPAP cleaner. This device will clean your machine for you in just 30 minutes, and it gets rid of 99.9% of germs. If you would like to learn more about the VirtuCLEAN CPAP cleaner, you can reach out to us.