Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines have been a game-changer in the treatment of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder. Among the leading brands, ResMed’s AirSense series has garnered widespread recognition for its innovative features and superior performance, making it one of the most popular machines amongst our patients.
- What’s in the box?
- Features and Specifications Overview
- Design and portability
- Enhanced User Experience
- The Care Check-In feature
- Advanced Therapeutic Features
- Connectivity and data management
- Comfort and noise reduction
- Diagnostic Mode Feature
- Some possible drawbacks
- Shop Airsense 11 products
What’s in the box?
- Auto-Adjusting Airsense 11 CPAP Machine
- Heated Humidifier
- Water Chamber
- Disposable Filter
- Ultra lightweight Heated Tube
- Power Supply and Cord
- Travel Bag/Carrying Case
- User Manual
Features and Specifications Overview
|Features and Specifications
|AirSense 11 AutoSet
|AirSense 10 AutoSet
|Size (machine only)
|10.21″ x 3.72″ x 5.45″
|10.04″ x 4.57″ x 5.91″
|65W power adapter
|90W power adapter
|Maximum operating altitude
|AutoSet for her
|Integrated into the machine
|Backup battery available
|Integrated heated hose
|Pressure settings ranging from 4 cm H2O to 20 cm H2O
|Therapeutic Data Tracking
|Personal Therapy Assistant
|OTA: “Over-the-Air” software updates
Design and portability
The AirSense 11 boasts a sleek design, and ResMed took user feedback into account by making the AirSense 11 even more travel-friendly. It is notably lighter and more compact than the AirSense 10, making it easier for patients to continue their CPAP treatment abroad.
Improved user experience
One of the most noticeable improvements in the AirSense 11 is its user interface and controls. With a large, intuitive touchscreen, it offers a more user-friendly experience and menu navigation has been streamlined, allowing easier access to settings and data.
Additionally, the AirSense 11 provides personalized sleep insights and feedback, empowering users to take charge of their sleep apnea treatment and make informed decisions about their sleep health, which brings us to the next feature…
The Care Check-In function
Care Check-In is a tool that helps encourage patients during key stages of their treatment. When this function is activated, when he wakes up, the patient must answer simple questions that he sees appear on his screen. The questions relate to his sleepiness, his treatment experience, the quality of his sleep and the identification of his adaptation difficulties. Responses are displayed in AirView, the software that transmits the data to the CPAP provider. This makes it easier for the clinician to target and identify patients who are having difficulty with treatment and get them help quickly.
At the same time, patients benefit from tailor-made advice to help them solve basic technical problems and personalized messages that encourage them to continue their treatment.
Advanced Therapeutic Features
ResMed has integrated advanced therapy features into the AirSense 11 to improve the efficiency and comfort of CPAP therapy. Like the previous model, the AirSense 11 includes AutoRamp mode, which delivers personalized pressure to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition to prescribed pressure levels. This feature is especially beneficial for new users or those who find it difficult to adjust to therapy settings.
Connectivity and data management
With built-in wireless connectivity, users can access their therapy data and sleep reports through ResMed’s cloud-based MyAir app which, in turn, allows healthcare professionals to easily monitor the progress of therapy.
While the AirSense 10 also offered connectivity options, the AirSense 11 goes a step further by incorporating enhanced encryption and data security features to protect user privacy.
Comfort and noise reduction
Sleep apnea therapy shouldn’t disrupt your sleep quality and the AirSense 11 takes it to the next level with even quieter operation, ensuring a peaceful sleeping environment for users and their bed partners.
Additionally, the AirSense 11 features advanced humidification technology, reducing nasal dryness and promoting overall comfort during treatment.
Diagnostic Mode Feature
Diagnostic mode is a special feature that helps users know if the device is working well, giving detailed information on its’ sensors, filters, and overall performance.
With this mode, people can easily check on their machine’s airflow, pressure, and humidity to make sure everything is working properly. If there is a problem, the diagnostic mode flags it and offers suggestions for fixing it. This mode helps people continue their treatment and ensures they get the best results from the AirSense 11.
Some possible drawbacks
Although the majority of Airsense 11 users have not experienced any difficulty with the device, it is important to recognize that people with limited dexterity may experience difficulty with using the touchscreen.
The non-flexible tube can also present some challenges for people who toss and turn at night and therefore need a tube that can move with them.
For people who are likely to experience the issues mentioned above, we recommend using the Airsense 10 instead.
Shop Airsense 11 products
The AirSense 11 represents a significant leap forward in sleep apnea therapy with its sleek design, improved user interface, advanced therapy features, improved connectivity, and focus on user comfort.
While the AirSense 10 is still a reliable choice, the AirSense 11 offers an enhanced experience for people looking for the latest advancements in sleep apnea treatment.
Choosing the right CPAP machine is a personal decision, but ResMed’s AirSense series undoubtedly offers industry-leading solutions for improving sleep quality and overall well-being.