5 Problems That Can Be Fixed By Upgrading Your CPAP | Common CPAP Problems & Solutions


To keep a machine around for a decade or more is respectable, and shows a CPAP user’s commitment to maintaining the quality of their equipment for such a long time. That being said, there have been so many improvements in CPAP design over the last ten years. Why deprive yourself of the best CPAP technology available?

Here are 5 common problems that can be fixed by upgrading your CPAP to a modern machine (like the AirSense 11 AutoSet):

1. Your pressure feels too high or too low.

Your pressure needs change based on many factors. Gaining or losing weight, getting stressed, coming down with a cold or other respiratory infection, and even changing your sleeping position can drastically alter your optimal pressure levels.

If your pressure is too high, you will definitely feel it. Your mask might get blown off in the middle of the night, or the excess pressure will feel so uncomfortable that you may have trouble falling or staying asleep. If you pressure is too low, you won’t be getting the treatment you need. That’s why the AirSense 11 is auto-titrating, meaning it will adjust the pressure on a breath-by-breath basis.

Upgrade to the AirSense 11 today for just $399 down and 0% APR!

2. Your CPAP is so loud that you still can’t sleep.

The first CPAPs looked to vacuums for inspiration. How is someone with sleep apnea supposed to get some sleep if the very thing that is supposed to help them is too loud to use? Luckily, the new auto CPAPs are exceptionally quiet.

ResMed’s AirSense 11 is whisper quiet with the most intuitive features on the market, with features such as:

  • Auto-titration: Automatically adjusts your therapy pressure as needed
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and heated tube
  • Auto-titration: Smart algorithm automatically adjusts your therapy pressure as your needs change
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • Humidification: 7 levels of humidity and a heated tube ensures you don’t dry out

For a limited time, when you upgrade to the AirSense 11 you can get a FREE CPAP prescription renewal ($99 value) without a trip to the doctor!

3. It’s getting harder to find replacement parts for your machine.

After having a phone for five years or so, it becomes increasingly difficult to find cases that will fit, or chargers that will work with what you have. The same thing happens to old CPAPs. Once they are discontinued, their replacement parts (filters, humidifier tubs, and seals) become more difficult to find. Over time, finding someone to work on your outdated machine becomes near impossible and very costly.

Eventually, these minor problems can build up, and there will be no more replacement parts readily available. If this happens, you should definitely consider getting a new machine, like the AirSense 11.

Check if your insurance will cover the most advanced and intuitive CPAP on the market!

4. Your CPAP setting options are too limited.

Does your CPAP machine basically have an on and off button, and that’s it? If so, you should really take a look at all of the different settings available on the newer models.

Most modern CPAPs have something called Expiratory Pressure Relief, which decreases the pressure you feel when you exhale. They also often have an AutoRamp feature, which starts your sleep therapy at a low pressure to ensure you fall asleep more comfortably, and will gradually increase pressure to the levels you need to keep your airways open. With modern machines, you can ease yourself into therapy each night without worry.

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5. It’s hard to tell if your CPAP is actually treating your sleep apnea.

If it works, don’t fix it. But how are you supposed to know if your CPAP is actually working for you? With older machines, it really is a guessing game at times – is this mask better, or is that mask better? Now, you can actually track your nightly CPAP use on your smart phone or computer.

The AirSense 11 and AirMini are compatible with the myAir app, which will give you a nightly score based on how many hours you used your machine, how well your mask sealed, how many times you took off your mask, and your AHI. MyAir will provide personalized tips for ways to improve your CPAP therapy, giving you valuable feedback in real time.

Upgrade to the AirMini today for just $399 down and 0% APR!

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