ResMed sleep therapy devices: innovation and technology

At ResMed, our mission is to improve your patient's day-to-day therapy experience.

Your patient's therapy comfort and treatment efficacy are important to us. Our focus on continuous innovation allows us to push the boundaries to give your patients smaller, quieter and more comfortable sleep therapy devices that are also easy to set up and use.

Learn more about all the different sleep therapy technologies that feature in various devices across our range.

Design and aesthetics

The AirSense™10 and AirCurve™ 10 sleep devices were designed after indepth market research, taking into account feedback from patients as well as sleep professionals.

The result is a therapy system that looks less like a medical device and more like it fits in with your patient's lifestyle.

  • Sleek and stylish design
  • A large, colour LCD screen displays all menus and treatment options

Intelligent humidification

Using a humidifier can make a positive difference to your patient’s therapy by improving comfort and compliance.1 Humidification can help to reduce common side effects of therapy such as nasal congestion, upper airway tenderness and a dry throat.

Connect any AirSense 10 device to a HumidAir™ heated humidifier and a ClimateLineAir™ heated tube to enjoy all the benefits of ResMed’s intelligent humidification solution; Climate Control.

 

The humidifier and ClimateLineAir heated air tubing are controlled by the Climate Control algorithm to deliver constant humidity and temperature outputs. The system adjusts automatically to changes in:

  • ambient room temperature and humidity values
  • flow due to pressure changes
  • flow due to mask or mouth leak

 

Climate Control Auto

With Climate Control’s enhanced Auto option, both temperature and humidity are pre‐set at levels designed to deliver optimal comfort automatically. So patients can now receive comfortable humidification by simply attaching the ClimateLineAir heated tube and pressing Start. No settings to change and no complicated menus to navigate.

In Climate Control Auto there is no need to change any settings, but if the air in the mask feels too warm or cold, the patient can fine‐tune the tube temperature to suit.

Climate Control Manual

For patients who want greater control over their humidification settings, the Climate Control Manual option lets them adjust the temperature and humidity to the setting that is most comfortable for them.

In Climate Control Manual, the tube temperature and humidity level can be set independently.

Climate Control is available in all AirSense 10 and AirCurve 10 devices.

AutoRamp™ with sleep onset detection

Activated automatically, this ramp feature begins by delivering a low start pressure to help the patient fall asleep with ease. Then, using its sleep onset detection capability, it responds by comfortably ramping up to the prescribed pressure the moment it detects they’ve fallen asleep.

Quiet Easy-Breathe motor

At the heart of our sleep therapy devices is the enhanced Easy-Breathe motor, uniquely designed to synchronise with your patient's breathing.

  • Easy-breathe technology provides gentle increases and decreases in pressure in line with each patient's natural breathing pattern, designed to ensure the respiratory cycle is smooth and comfortable.
  • The Easy-Breathe motor helps to deliver high performance more quietly. By reducing radiated and conducted noise, a peaceful sleeping environment is created for your patient and their bed partner.

Here’s how it works:

The enhanced Easy‐Breathe motor features small diameter lightweight impellers that provide lower inertia. This enables the motor to track your patient’s normal breathing waveform, and produce the small oscillations in pressure required to detect central sleep apnoeas.

Air Solutions - Humidification and AutoSet videos

Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) detection

CSR is a form of sleep‐disordered breathing characterised by a periods of waxing and waning respiration. The waxing periods (hypopnoeas, typically 40 seconds in length) can include large gasping breaths that tend to arouse the patient, while the waning periods (hyperpnoea or apnoeas, typically 20 seconds in length) cause blood oxygen desaturations.

ResMed’s CSR detection feature helps you identify patients who may be on fixed or auto‐adjusting pressure devices, but are exhibiting CSR breathing patterns. Throughout the night, the intelligent algorithm continually monitors a patient’s breathing patterns, checking cycle lengths and searching for representations of CSR.

CSR detection is available in the AirSense 10 Elite, AirSense 10 AutoSet and AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her therapy devices.

Central sleep apnea (CSA) detection 

Central sleep apnea (CSA) detection uses the Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT) to determine a whether a patient’s airway is open or closed during an apnea. When an apnea has been detected, small oscillations in pressure (1 cm H2O peak-to-peak at 4 Hz) are added to the current device pressure. The CSA detection algorithm uses the resulting flow and pressure (determined at the mask) to measure whether the airway is open or closed.

CSA detection is available in the Airsense 10 AutoSet, AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her and the AirSense 10 Elite.

 

Reference

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    Kline, LR and Carlson P. NCPAP Acceptance and compliance is altered by humidification. Sleep 1999;22 Suppl 1:S1—S342.01