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Apnea Health is dedicated to bringing you a range of options for CPAP machines to meet your personal therapy needs and comfort preferences.

The German-engineered Prisma SMART Max Auto CPAP is the newest machine added to our list, giving you another great choice for treating sleep apnea and improving your sleep and overall well-being.

A bedside pyramid

Triangular and solid, the Prisma SMART Max Auto CPAP from Löwenstein Medical is a high-tech performer that’s clearly engineered to place quality sleep at the top of the pyramid.  Its sleek style and simplified controls make it an easy-to-use addition to the bedside table, and it has performance advantages you’ll feel immediately.

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Function above all

With user controls and a display styled more like an old-school clock radio than a smartphone, the Prisma SMART Max has a throwback feel, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t modern. The push button controls are comfortably familiar and intuitive, while the performance is truly a cut above. Its advanced algorithm is responsive to your needs providing unparalleled comfort and beneficial sleep, while its blower motor is so supremely quiet you and your bed partner will easily forget it’s even there.

Man using app for his Prisma CPAP

Plug and go

Once set up by your therapist, the Prisma SMART Max is as easy to use as plug in and go: attach the universal hose to the fixed port with any mask, plug the power cord in the nearest outlet, fill the humidifier water chamber (if you’re using it) and you’re good to go.

The Prisma’s super responsive autoSTART means therapy kicks in the second you put on your mask and breathe – you don’t even have to push a button (though you can disable this feature and press the start/stop button instead). Unlike some others that keep you waiting a few breaths before their auto start works, the instant action of the Prisma inspires confidence. To end therapy, you can push the start/stop button or simply remove your mask and the machine shuts itself off.

Prisma Smart max with humidifier

Other great Prisma features:

  • SoftSTART allows you to choose to begin therapy at full pressure, or have the machine gently ramp from minimal pressure over a period of anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes (depending on your preference) to ease you into sleep
  • SoftPAP briefly reduces pressure each time you breathe out, for those who find it more comfortable to exhale without full air pressure engaged. It can be adjusted to a lower or higher variance, or disengaged depending on what feels best for you
  • The PrismaAQUA humidifier chamber is simple to fill and locks positively in place, and it’s removable for easier travel. You can change humidity levels for comfort, and the display has an indicator to remind you when it needs refilling
  • The easy access, washable air filter could not be simpler to maintain
  • Prisma’s included carry bag has compartments for the device and water chamber, along with plenty of extra space in divided pockets for your hose, mask and power cord, and enough extra room to throw in a water bottle and book for the road
  • Various options for connectivity help your therapist monitor your sleep therapy progress

Adjusting Prisma SMart max settings with the phone app

The last word

The Prisma SMART Max Auto CPAP from Löwenstein Medical may not be the smallest or the lightest on the market, but its simplicity of design paired with its solid, brilliantly-engineered function make it the pinnacle of quiet efficiency and durability. In the simplest terms, it is a performer above all else.

If you’d like to know more about the Prisma or other CPAP options, don’t hesitate to reach out to Apnea Health today!

Prisma Smart max with humidifier and tubing

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Welcome to the easiest, smartest and most comfortable CPAP around

The AirSense 10 and its smart technology make for one of the easiest and most user-friendly CPAP packages available on the market.

With ResMed AirViewTM, a secure, cloud-based system for online patient monitoring, our Respiratory Therapists can access your data, troubleshoot remotely and even adjust your settings so you get the most from your therapy in the comfort of your own home – no need to come in for an appointment! It also has a ton of other innovative features that make using it a breeze…

What makes it so smart?

With AirView™, we can monitor your progress remotely, which these days can be a relief for those more comfortable keeping their outside contacts limited. Not only can we check up on your progress and make sure everything is working, we can even make adjustments to your settings through a remote connection so you get the same care-for-life as always, but without the need to come in person (though we’re always here and we’d be happy to see you in person too!).

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On top of that, you can monitor your own sleep therapy as you go with myAir™.

You can easily link up with your smartphone (just get the app on the App Store or Google Play) and track your own data anytime, anywhere.

You’ll see real-time results on your hours of use, mask seal, apnea events per hour and mask wearing, all in an easy-to-read “myAir score” that puts understanding your therapy in the palm of your hand.

Checking your daily score becomes kind of a fun game, and you’ll even get personalized sleep coaching tips, milestone celebrations and little messages of encouragement from time to time.

Man using the MyAir app

What makes it so comfortable?

Well, first of all it’s whisper quiet, so the sleep environment is nice and peaceful (for you and for your partner too). But it has more than quietness going for it!

The built-in humidifier is simple to use and easier than ever to set up, so you don’t have to waste time fumbling around to get the moisture you need. Proper humidifying means not worrying about waking up with a dry mouth or irritation; it also means you won’t have to worry about water in your mask – win win!

The AirSense is also a great fit if you’re sensitive to high pressures. The Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR) feature reduces air pressure when you exhale, so breathing out’s a lot easier. At the same time, the AutoSet Response mode can give you gentler pressure rises during therapy – perfect if you’re disturbed by faster changes. The AirSense 10 is all about making therapy work while being as comfortable as can be.

man sitting in bed, next to his Airsense 10

The AirSense 10 also comes in a “For Her” model which is the first CPAP machine truly designed for women on the outside AND inside.

An advanced algorithm designed for female breathing patterns helps make therapy as comfortable and effective as possible.

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What makes it so easy?

The AirSense does practically all the work for you! With SmartStart, you just pop the mask on at bedtime and start breathing – you don’t even have to push a button. The machine automatically starts when you breathe through the mask, and it’ll even start you off at a gentler pressure so you drift off to sleep comfortably. Once you’re sleeping, the AutoRamp gradually ups the pressure to the perfect level for you.

On top of starting and ramping up automatically, the AirSense is also auto-titrating. If you don’t know what that means don’t worry – it’s just a fancy way of saying it’s self-adjusting. Instead of being fixed to one rigid pressure setting, it will automatically sense your breathing and adjust according to your needs. The pressure you need really operates within a range, and it can vary pretty widely depending on which stage of sleep you’re in, your body position and more. Reacting to what you need in real time instead of forcing a single pressure on you means better therapy and better overall sleep – with no extra work for you!

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Time for an upgrade?

If you’ve been thinking it might be time to upgrade your CPAP machine, there’s a lot to love about the AirSense 10.

With its innovative smart technology and its easy and intuitive comfort features, staying in control of your sleep has never been such a breeze.

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There’s a new kid in town on the auto CPAP market, and it’s the updated release from Philips that builds on their extremely popular and successful DreamStation model – this one’s called, you got it, the DreamStation 2.

Don’t be fooled if you think the name lacks originality, because the design certainly makes up for it!

This CPAP is sleek and lightweight and has a whole new look and feel, so take a deep breath and read on for a full review of what’s new, plus some great features from the original DreamStation they’ve built into the all-new DreamStation 2.

What’s New

Style and size are the first things you’ll notice. The machine has changed from white to black, and has shed considerable size and weight. It’s now roughly 2/3 the size of the original DreamStation, and 16% lighter than other auto CPAP machines on the market. It uses the smallest (12mm) heated tubing available, and it even has a nifty two-way channel so you can tuck the power cord neatly to either side of the machine on your bedside table.

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Other novelties include

Colour touchscreen display – They got rid of the click wheel for menu navigation and went with a simple, intuitive touchscreen. The comfort controls are super self-explanatory and easy to navigate and use, and the daily display gives you sleep performance feedback at a glance.

Ramp Plus – While getting rid of the click wheel, they also ditched the ramp-up button and let you set it to stay on or off using the touchscreen menu (more on Ramp Plus and how it works below).

One-touch simplicity – There’s now a single, gently-lit button to start or stop therapy that’s easy to see (and feel for) in the dark – a fumble free advantage when you have to get up in the dark.

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What’s in the box?

  • Auto-Adjusting CPAP Machine
  • Integrated Heated Humidifier
  • Water Chamber
  • Ultra light-weight Heated Tube
  • Power Supply and Cord
  • Travel Bag/Carrying Case
  • Disposable Filter
  • User Manual

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Product specifications

Machine Sound Level 27 dB(A)
Machine Weight 2.29 lbs
Modes CPAP, Auto CPAP
Altitude Compensation Automatic
Insurance Code(s)
Machine Dimensions 10.78″ L x 6.24″ W x 3.34″ H
Bluetooth Built-in
Warranty 2 years
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Dreamstation 2 CPAP

What’s Great

There are lots of great features to this machine, both new and familiar. The smaller size makes it more portable for travel, integral humidifier and all, and it’s also incredibly quiet.

Read on for more great features!

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That tube

It comes with the smallest diameter tube on the market, so it packs easily and hangs lightly on your mask, but it’s also heated so you don’t have to worry about rainout (moisture buildup that can happen when warm humidified air passes through an unheated tube). If you have a larger tube that you’re used to, the DreamStation 2 will happily work with that too.

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Ramp Plus

Told you there’d be more on this. Ramp Plus lets you set the machine so that each night when you begin therapy it starts at a much lower pressure setting, then eases up to your prescribed pressure over the course of 15, 30 or 45 minutes depending on your preference. If you fall asleep before it hits full pressure and an apnea event is detected, Ramp Plus automatically adapts.

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A handy phone app

The Philips DreamMapper sleep apnea mobile app has been a huge success with previous models, so of course they made it functional with the DreamStation 2. It’s an app that sends daily feedback on your therapy journey right to your phone or tablet. According to Philips, patients who use DreamMapper have a 283% higher success rate at sticking with sleep therapy.

This app is available in Android and IOS.

Man with cpap mask, showing the Philips app

Permanent humidifier

Unlike the previous model or their dedicated travel CPAP DreamStation GO, Philips made the humidifier integral to this unit, counting on its much smaller size to make the new machine truly friendly for travel. Its light weight and low-profile shoulder bag make the DreamStation 2 a natural carry-on for flights and an easy pack for road trips, and you’ll always have the humidifier with you for a comfortable sleep even away from home.

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Amazing feedback

The algorithm DreamStation machines use provides great adaptability for a good night’s sleep, and the feedback it gives your respiratory therapist is unparalleled. That feedback means your therapist is able to get a clear picture of how your therapy’s progressing, and give you better support to make your CPAP therapy a success.

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Compatibility with masks

Interested in getting the Dreamstation 2 but worried that it won’t work with your mask?

Don’t be! The machine is compatible with all CPAP masks from Resmed, Respironics and Fisher and Paykel.

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Dreamstation 2 CPAP

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In Conclusion

This is a sleek new addition to the market in style and size, and it comes with a new and improved user interface for comfort controls. The smaller integral humidifier means it takes up less space on your bedside table when you’re at home, and packs easily when you travel. The machine is whisper quiet and effective, and it’s a great choice for new CPAP users with its gentle EZ-Start and Ramp Plus features, as well as the supportive feedback it gives through the DreamMapper app.

If you’re looking for a new CPAP machine and would like to learn more about the DreamStation 2, book an appointment or just give Apnea Health a call at 1-800-727-8748!

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The Fisher & Paykel Sleepstyle Auto takes sleekness and simplicity to a new level with its compact, stylish and user-friendly design. 

The SleepStyle puts breakthrough humification technology and auto-adjusting pressure algorithms into a modern, easy to use and comfortable package – this CPAP looks as good as it makes you feel!

Learn how the F&P SleepStyle’s design stands out:

Clean lines and compact performance

The SleepStyle combines the humidifier and the quiet drive into a full-featured yet compact footprint that gives you big CPAP performance with a minimalist mindset. It’s small enough to be travel-friendly with its convenient carry bag, and sleek enough to look good on your bedside table when you stay home.


Self-adjusting comfort

The SleepStyle’s SensAwake technology works through the night to automatically detect periods of wakefulness. When your sleep cycle enters a more awake stage, it promptly reduces the pressure to a gentler level, easing the comfortable return to sleep.

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Why do our clinicians love the SleepStyle?

Souad, in our Mascouche clinic, says that the SleepStyle is her go-to CPAP especially for patients who don’t tolerate large changes in pressure. Other CPAP have a more aggressive algorithm resulting in patients swallowing more air and becoming bloated or waking up due to the rapid pressure adjustment.

sleepstyle CPAP machine on a bedside table with a couple sleeping in the background

ThermoSmart humidification

CPAP manufacturers all know that humidification is key to comfortable sleep therapy. The new ThermoSmart heated breathing tube with its innovative AirSpiral technology was conceived to minimize condensation (sometimes called rainout) by adapting to ambient changes in heat and moisture levels. This keeps you comfortable and reduces strain so your sleep stays even.

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Access simplicity

The humidifier is not only smart but easy – it takes just a push of a button to open the chamber wide and access the water reservoir, so filling and cleaning is as simple as can be. Just lift it straight out and drop it back in with no awkward angles or guesswork.

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Expiratory relief

For an added layer of comfort, this CPAP automatically relieves the air pressure every time you breathe out, making your therapy even less intrusive.

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Finger friendly

Large but streamlined, the easy-to-press buttons give you control of a simple and intuitive menu. The only CPAP with an Ease of Use Commendation from the American Arthritis Foundation, the SleepStyle was designed to make every aspect of your sleep therapy clean, simple and easy.

Close up view of hand adjusting settings on a SleepStyle machine

Modem and App

The built-in modem clever bit of technology allows an automated data transfer with us so we can make sure your therapy is working at its best. We can check your stats remotely, and help with tips and adjustments as part of our care for life program.

The SleepStyle app lets you instantly track your own progress on any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone so you get a detailed look into how your therapy is working.

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Some of the best things in life come in a two-in-one package: shampoo and conditioner, peanut butter and jelly, a spork – the list goes on and on.

It’s the same thing with the DreamStation Auto from Respironics.

Because of the removable humidifier, it’s the perfect bedside sleep apnea fighter. You can use it at home AND on the Go.

Simply detach the humidifier and it becomes light and compact… the ideal travel CPAP! There’s no more need to purchase a second machine.

The truth of the matter is that not all of us have the dough to purchase two CPAP machines – one for travel and one to use at home. Of course, some of us don’t even travel that much, which would make purchasing a separate travel CPAP extravagant. With the DreamStation, you can have the best of both worlds.

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Full Comfort At Home, Built For Travel

The DreamStation makes your comfort the top priority. It’s the quietest CPAP machine on the market, making for a peaceful environment for you (and your sleep partner).

A big factor for comfort is heated humidification – it prevents dry mouth and sore throats, and when you’re at home, a humidifier is a must. However, if you are heading out on vacation or a quick business trip, you might want to ditch the humidifier to save luggage space.

With the DreamStation, you can do just that! Its versatile, detachable design means you can use your humidifier as normal while you’re at home, and leave it behind when it’s time to hit the road!

Once you’ve arrived, even if the voltage is different from home it isn’t a problem – the Dreamstation works with the Medistrom Pilot-12 battery (available separately).

It’s made to be small and lightweight enough to go with you anywhere, yet carries enough charge for up to two full nights’ sleep.

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How easy is sleeping with the DreamStation?

The DreamStation does most of the work for you. The DreamStation is auto-titrating, meaning it will automatically adjust according to your breathing instead of being set to one fixed pressure setting. That means better therapy with no extra work.

What’s more, you can monitor your sleep therapy with DreamMapper! Simply track your sleep data at home, making this CPAP convenient and easy-to-use.

Philips respironics Dreamstation Features

For those of you who have the Legacy System One CPAP, here’s how the Dreamstation compares to it:

Measurement Dreamstation PR System One
Length 6.18in 7in
Width 7.6in 5.5in
Height 3.3in 4in
Decibel Less than 30db Less than 30db

Compairson of the S9 versus the Dreamstation

The DreamStation Auto makes it easy to get your therapy data

With the DreamMapper smartphone app, your mobile device connects via Bluetooth to your DreamStation, and the data from the previous night transfers immediately. The app provides information about your pressure, leak rate, mask fit and much more.

This app is available in Android and IOS.

Man with cpap mask, showing the Philips app

The DreamStation also allows your respiratory therapist to remote connect to your device.

So never fear, even if you take your machine around the globe, Apnea Health will always have your back.