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 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
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.
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
Available in all AirSense 10 and AirCurveTM 10 devices.
Climate Control Auto
With Climate Control’s enhanced Auto option, both temperature and humidity are pre-set at levels designed to deliver optimal comfort. 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.
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.
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.
Quietly 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.
AutoSet™ Response feature
ResMed’s AutoSet algorithm now allows for additional customisation of therapy with the new AutoSet Response feature, which offers gentler pressure increases for additional comfort.
For patients who are sensitive to faster changes in pressure during therapy, AutoSet Response can be set to either Standard or Soft. If set to Soft, patients will receive gentler pressure changes.
Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) detection
CSR is a form of sleep-disordered breathing characterised by a periodic waxing and waning of respiration. The waxing periods (hypopneas, 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 new CSR detection feature helps you identify patients on fixed or auto-adjusting pressure devices, but who may present with 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.
Central sleep apnoea (CSA) detection
CSA detection uses the Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT) to determine whether a patient’s airway is open or closed during an apnoea. When an apnoea 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.