Many gadgets in our lives don’t tend to stick around for the long haul. Shhh, don’t tell your phone. A certain gadget may last a little more than a year, but there will inevitably come a time when you need to upgrade. The same goes for CPAP technology.
CPAPs are different in that not only can CPAP technology change, but so can your lifestyle and your therapy needs. What happens if your pressure settings change? What happens if you start traveling more? Your CPAP machine will need to reflect these changes.
Here are five signs that it is time to upgrade your CPAP.
1. Your current CPAP machine is too noisy.
One of the most common complaints about CPAPs is that they are too noisy. It makes sense: CPAP machines pump out pressurized air, so you are bound to get some whirring. A noisy CPAP can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, which is the exact opposite of what your CPAP is supposed to do. This noise issue can be a much bigger problem with older CPAPs.
Today, CPAPs have motors designed for ultra quiet operation. If you want a more silent CPAP system and a major upgrade, you’ll find a world of difference with the AirSense 10 AutoSet. Its trademark whisper quiet motor technology will have you and your bed partner sleeping more peacefully than ever.
Upgrade to the AirSense today for just $99 down and 0% APR!
2. You’ve never experienced the comfort of auto-titration technology.
Having one pressure setting doesn’t always offer the best sleep therapy because most CPAP users don’t have a single, constant breathing rhythm when they sleep. If your pressure is too high or low and keeps you awake at night, it’s time to upgrade.
The AirSense automatically titrates, or adjusts, the pressure as you sleep to deliver the most comfortable and effective sleep therapy. Plus, the AirSense has other amazing features:
- SmartStart: the AirSense will start automatically at a low pressure as soon as you put on your mask
- AutoRamp: the pressure will ramp up to the perfect level once you are asleep
- EPR (expiratory pressure relief): the pressure is reduced as you exhale to make breathing easy
Learn more about what an auto-titrating CPAP is and why you should use one.
3. You can’t find replacement parts for your machine.
A tell-tale sign that your CPAP is outdated is if you’re having difficulty finding replacement supplies. As machines get older, those machines and their component parts get discontinued, making it almost impossible to restock. Maintenance is of utmost importance to keep your CPAP performing optimally, so restocking replacement supplies is crucial.
To ensure that you’re able to replace your CPAP supplies routinely and continue to treat your sleep apnea efficiently, upgrade to the most popular CPAP machine. ResMed’s AirSense 10 AutoSet is widely used and highly reviewed by CPAP users. You can’t go wrong with the newest and most advanced machine!
Upgrade to the world’s most advanced CPAP without a visit to the doctor.
4. You’re on the move often and need a smaller CPAP.
Your old CPAP machine is too clunky to bring with you on vacation and work trips. No one wants to lug around a heavy contraption around, but you can’t leave your CPAP at home and sacrifice your sleep and health. You will definitely need a CPAP you can bring with you anywhere.
The AirMini AutoSet by ResMed is the world’s smallest CPAP at just 0.66 lbs! The AirMini is perfect to use as a secondary machine while you leave your bigger unit at home. Some of its other noteworthy features include:
- Auto-titration: adjusts to your pressure needs as you sleep
- Control in the palm of your hand: the AirMini smartphone app gives you complete control over your CPAP therapy
- Mask included with machine: choose from the AirFit P10, AirFit N20, AirFit F20, or AirFit F30
- Pairs with portable Pilot 24-Lite Battery: power your CPAP even while you’re off the grid
Get ResMed’s Mini CPAP today for just $99 down and 0% APR!
5. Your insurance hasn’t upgraded your machine in over 5 years.
There is a chance that your CPAP is so old that it just isn’t giving you the quality sleep therapy it once did. If you have been with your CPAP for more than five years, it is probably on its last legs and time to upgrade to a CPAP that can conquer your sleep apnea. Luckily, your insurance can hep you out!
Typically, insurance will cover a new machine every 5 years. In addition to covering your CPAP, insurance providers can help you stick to a replacement schedule for your other CPAP supplies. Some supplies are eligible to be replaced as often as every 2 weeks! In the end, it is important to remember that battling sleep apnea is always about being one step ahead.
Your new CPAP could be yours for $0! Allow us to check with your insurance provider for you to find out what is covered for free.