CPAP Machine and CPAP Mask Suggestions for First-Time Users
If you're a first-time user of a CPAP machine or BiPAP machine, this page will help you decide which product is best for your individual needs and your budget.
When choosing a CPAP / BiPAP machine, there are several factors to take into account:
- How much can you afford to spend?
- Do you need a home unit or a travel unit... or one that does both?
- Do you prefer a very quiet-running machine?
- Do you need options like heated humidification, auto on/off, altitude compensation, or a data logging diary?
For new users, there are several CPAP machine models we highly recommend. They are made by manufacturers we know and trust: Resmed, Transcend, and Philips Respironics CPAP machines.
Transcend Auto Travel CPAP Machine with EZEX by Somnetics
This cpap machine has an optional battery pack. The Transcend Auto's small, lightweight design and optional battery system make it perfect for home or travel. The international power converter and automatic altitude adjustment mean you can take it with you anywhere. And each Transcend comes with the a Data diary so you can track your CPAP therapy.
ResMed AirSense™ 10 AutoSet™ w/ Humidifier
Weighing only 2.75 lbs, this compact Auto CPAP unit fits in your purse or briefcase. It's one of the smallest Auto CPAP machines on the market with an integrated heated humidifier and still manages to pack in the features of larger models. Built for traveling, it's also great for home use where bedside space is at a premium. And the ResMed name guarantees your satisfaction. (So does the two-year warranty!)
Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine
The Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine is the easiest on your pocketbook if you are looking for a machine with a optional built in heated humidifier. The DreamStation CPAP by Philips Respironics is crafted to ensure precise pressure delivery. It's also a great traveler, quiet, and a bargain at only $639.00.
Choosing a CPAP mask is very important to new users. There are several factors to take into account:
- What is your budget? - You will get what you pay for with CPAP masks.
- Are you claustrophobic and cannot tolerate too much contact on your face?
- Do you have frequent nasal congestion or allergies?
- Do you need a mask that will allow you to breathe both through your nose and mouth?
We suggest trying the masks listed below. They have been carefully selected because of their performance and comfort.
Eson CPAP Nasal Mask
By far this the best CPAP mask that surrounds the nose. The Eson Nasal Mask brings a premium level of fit and comfort to new CPAP users. An exciting approach to masks combines proven comfort features with a host of new innovations. One new innovation is that this mask is the RollFit Nasal Cushion rolls and flexes during sleep to reduce pressure and improve seal -- especially at the difficult-to-fit nasal bridge. Now that's nice!
ResMed AirFit™ P10 Nasal Pillows System
For those who are claustrophobic or cannot tolerate allot of confining straps or headgear, this is the CPAP mask for you. Being one of the newest mask from ResMed, the AirFit™ P10 Mask, is one of the smallest and lightest CPAP masks on the market. This mask features a unique freedom of movement for comfort and ease of use.
ResMed Mirage Quattro CPAP Full Face Mask
This CPAP full face mask is for mouth breathers or those with problematic mouth leaks. People with frequent nasal congestion or just want a mask that you can wear when you have allergies or a cold, the Mirage Quattro full face mask is the answer. Out of the few full face masks on the market today, ResMed Mirage Quattro™ CPAP Full Face Mask has proven in the labs and in homes that it is truely the best. The reason is because of the Mirage dual-wall cushion technology. It provides an excellent seal without tight headgear so you don't have to face pressure sores and discomfort in the morning.
If you still have questions about which CPAP or BiPAP machine/ mask to select, we invite you to contact us. We can help!