ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet Review

Medically Reviewed By: Robert Afshari (B.Pharm.MPS)
Last Updated: 01/10/2020

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The ResMed AirSense 10 is one of the most exciting and advanced CPAP machines on the market, utilising some of the most modern and up to date CPAP technology available.

As a great all-rounder option, this CPAP machine boasts a range of 3 different models, each having a range of features and advantages that will work specifically for you, while also being an aesthetically great addition to your bedroom. It is no surprise that the ResMed AirSense 10 is by far one of the most popular CPAP machines available today.

This review provides an in depth exploration of the AirSense 10. If you are interested in a CPAP machine that does it all, we will say it from the start – you can’t go wrong with the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet.

Which Model Should I Choose?

The ResMed AirSense 10 comes in three models:

  • The Elite version of the machine, which provides a fixed air pressure
  • The standard AutoSet edition of the machine, which is an automatic model that retains the visual look of the Elite
  • The ‘For Her’ AutoSet version of the machine utilises an algorithm designed specifically for the behaviour of sleep apnoea in women, accompanied by a different visual design

Overview

Before we break down each component and dive into the aspects of the ResMed AirSense 10 Elite and AutoSet models that set them apart from the competition, it is important to go over the machines as a whole.

In comparison to other machines on the market, one of the first things that you will notice about the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet and Elite is that they are high quality machines in almost all aspects. They have a very solid build quality, utilising strong materials that mean they are durable, and enjoyable to use.

In addition to the build quality, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is extremely quiet. With sound being an important factor in choosing a CPAP machine that does not interrupt the sleep of you or your partner, this machine does significantly better than a number of machines on the market.

If visual aesthetics are a purchasing factor for you, the ResMed AirSense 10 makes a great addition to your bedside – it has been designed to fit in with any bedroom theme, and having a nice looking CPAP machine means that you will be more inclined to use it every night. Even components such as the water tub have been thoughtfully integrated as design elements.

Finally, the machine is easy to use, and features like the heated tube and advanced pressure algorithms ensure that you are comfortable throughout the night, regardless of whether you are using a full face mask or nasal pillow mask.

Now, lets review the components of this ResMed CPAP machine, as well as the individual features that are integral to a good CPAP experience.

How the AirSense 10 AutoSet is Built

Now, let’s go over the components that are shared by each of these machines.

  • Humidifier: The first thing you will see when you look at the machine is the humidifier, or water tub. Located on the side of the machine, the water tub is easily accessible, very user friendly, and allows you to see when you need to fill it up (which we recommend filling to the midway point).
  • Heated tube: The heated tube is well designed and easy to use – it fits into the back and has a swivel feature, resulting in an aesthetically better machine and allowing you to have the tube on either side of the bed.
  • Power and navigation: Another thing that ResMed has done right is in terms of user friendly navigation and general use. The power button is located on the top of the machine, whilst the front of the machine has a screen, as well as navigational buttons and a scroll wheel.

Advanced Pressure Algorithms

The algorithm used by the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is a factor that sets it apart from the rest – with advanced auto adjusting pressure relief, you are sure to get a great night of sleep.

Firstly, the AutoRamp feature of the AirSense 10 CPAP machine ensures that you fall asleep comfortably – as you fall asleep, the pressure will slowly rise until it reaches the desired pressure setting.

Once you are asleep, the advanced pressure relief settings will really start to demonstrate their pressure relief abilities. The machine’s algorithm differs depending on the model – with the standard AutoSet version of the machine, the machine will readjust the air pressure based on the data provided in every three breaths. The ‘For Her’ model, on the other hand, works on a single breath index. This is because the female body is more sensitive to pressure spikes and dips in a CPAP machine, which can also impact the quality of sleep. Ultimately, this machine responds faster, but with a significantly lower pressure spike. This results in a much more improved sleep apnoea experience for women and is a great feature of the AirSense 10.

Connectivity

As an additional feature, the AirSense 10 is available with a built-in modem, sim card and internet – this allows your sleep specialists to monitor your progress and adjust your machine settings for you, if you provide permission. This feature allows for self-contained internet connection, completely separate from any other internet sources you may have and works by uploading your data to the cloud every morning. This is a fantastic way to involve your sleep apnoea support network in your CPAP therapy and ensures that you are getting the most effective treatment possible. You are also able to set up an account with ResMed mobile application ‘MyAir’, which allows you to register your device and provides a comprehensive view of your CPAP machine data. With this, you will get a nightly sleep quality score, as well as tips and tricks on how you can improve your CPAP therapy experience.

Wondering how accurate ResMed MyAir is? Essentially, the data provided through MyAir is extremely accurate – it provides a high level, simplified view of your sleep apnea therapy progress, ensuring that the information makes sense and is relevant to your personal therapy experience.

Reporting

In terms of the machine’s reporting capabilities, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet makes CPAP therapy easy.

To start, the machine has a great on-screen report that is extremely detailed, with the unique capability of indicating if you are experiencing a central apnoea. In addition, main nightly reporting aspects include how long you used the machine during the night, how many events per hour were experienced, whether your humidifier was working effectively, and if your mask was appropriately sealed. This machine also provides the option to view monthly statistics, as well as three-month and six-month statistics. These display average statistics such as mask leakage, average pressure, and more.

Compatibility

Another important aspect of the AirSense 10 AutoSet and Elite is the compatibility of the machines with accessories. In the case of this machine, you will be able to use it flawlessly with almost any CPAP mask available – whether it is a full face mask, nasal pillow mask, or nasal mask.

One thing to note is in terms of SoClean and ResMed products – ResMed themselves have indicated that their CPAP machine warranties will be voided by ozone damage. As a result, ResMed products such as the AirSense 10 CPAP are not recommended to be used with SoClean products.

What CPAP cleaner does ResMed recommend? As said by ResMed, the cleaning equipment that will provide you with best results surrounding your CPAP machine and mask is comprised of a simple list. Warm, drinking quality water, mild soap, and a clean towel.

Summary – Is ResMed a Good CPAP Machine?

Of all the CPAP machines ResMed and other CPAP brands make, the ResMed AirSense 10 is a fantastic machine based on our review experience. After our review of this machine in comparison with the competition, and with the current range of options available on the market, we couldn’t recommend it more – its usability, connectivity and effective algorithm make this one of the most comprehensive CPAP machines available. 

If you are looking for a CPAP machine, ResMed offers a great option with the AirSense 10 AutoSet. To buy the AirSense 10 AutoSet today, have a look at our ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet package. It includes everything you need for the best sleep apnea therapy experience – a free mask of your choice, extended warranty, and a convenient bedside organiser – at an exclusive bundle price.

Robert Afshari (B.Pharm.MPS)

Robert Afshari (B.Pharm.MPS)

Robert Afshari studied a Bachelor of Pharmacy and is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. Robert is the sleep specialist at CPAP Online Australia.