Are you looking for the perfect CPAP machine you can travel with while staying compliant with yours sleep apnea therapy? The ResMed AirMini CPAP machine may be the perfect solution for you.
Here at Sleep Resolutions, we recognize that the key to successful CPAP therapy is finding the perfect CPAP therapy system. A variety of CPAP machines and masks are available for a patient to choose. This article will focus on one of the most popular CPAP machines: the ResMed AirMini.
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you likely stop breathing at night for a brief period. You may also suffer from a variety of daytime side effects, including fatigue, irritability, and memory loss, to name a few.
CPAP therapy consists of two components: a mask, which comes with headgear, and the machine. The purpose of the CPAP machine is to deliver the continuous positive airway pressure through the tubing, directly to the patient. This continuous airway pressure helps keep the patient’s airway open throughout the entire night.
The Resmed Airmini CPAP machine is a unique system because of its small and convenient size.
AirMini CPAP Specifications
How small is the Resmed AirMini CPAP machine? It’s advertised as the world’s smallest CPAP machine available on the market today.
Its dimensions are 5.4 x 3.3 x 2.0 inches and weighs only 10.6 oz.
It features 6’2 inch tubing to connect to the mask of your choice, as well as a standard 6-foot power supply cord.
The AirMini’s size makes it a convenient system without sacrificing quality. It features HumidX, a new travel-friendly technology. The humidex is a waterless humidification system, enhancing its portability while improving moisture levels.
Patient’s can easily retrieve their sleep scores from the machine. This tiny system even stores 30 days worth of data. This memory system allows you to track your sleep progress while vacationing or traveling.
AirMini CPAP Special Features
This system is Bluetooth capable. Patient’s who download the AirMini app on their smartphone have the capability to control a range of settings. You may access your 30 days of data on your device, helping you stay engaged in your treatment. Another unique feature is the system meets the FAA’s requirements for all phases of air travel with a CPAP machine. This makes this machine ideal for those who frequently travel by air. It also features an automatic altitude adjustment for those who change elevation while traveling.
Another special quality is its automatic setting. The AirMini has three specific operation settings: CPAP, AutoSet, and AutoSet for her.
The CPAP mode will allow a fixed pressure setting. The AutoSet feature will adjust pressure changes to ensure the patient is receiving the lowest pressure setting possible, without sacrificing quality treatment.
AirMini CPAP Compatibility
Due to its innovative design, the ResMed AirMini is compatible with only four specific CPAP masks:
- AirFit F20 Full Face Mask
- AirTouch F20 Full Face Mask
- N20 Nasal Mask
- AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow Mask
The AirFit F20 Full Face Mask and AirTouch F20 Full Face Mask do well for patient’s who are mouth breathers. They comfortably fit men and women with all facial features and shapes. They feature 360-degree rotation capability for freedom of movement.
The N20 Nasal Mask is smaller and than the F20 face mask, meaning it covers just the nose. It features a plush-cushion frame for maximum comfort. The Infinity seal is accommodating and tolerates patient movement.
The third option is the AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow Mask. This is the smallest and most delicate option. The nasal pillow features two small pieces which insert directly into the patient’s nose. It features minimum contact points on the patient’s face, making it a great option for those who are concerned with claustrophobia or air leaks.
AirMin CPAP Accessories
The ResMed AirMini is designed with the traveler in mind. One accessory is a travel bag and travel case to protect the machine during frequent moves. A DC/CD converter and AC adaptor are also available for purchase. Additional HumidX filters are also available for purchase, as those will need replacement frequently.
Troubleshooting your AirMini CPAP
My CPAP won’t turn on?
If your AirMini was previously in working order, and suddenly will not power up, the first thing to check is your outlet. Make sure all the electrical connections are firmly in place. If this fails, take your Airmini to your local home medical equipment retailer.
My CPAP is Too Noisy?
The ResMed AirMini is designed to be a nearly silent machine that won’t disturb you or your partner’s sleep. If you notice your machine is making excessive noise, you may want to check HumidX filter. This needs to be changed regularly to ensure proper ventilation. If your machine is still making unusual noises, take it to your local CPAP retailer to ensure the machine is working properly.
Many insurance plans will cover your CPAP machine, tubing, and mask. However, some insurance plans may consider a travel CPAP machine unnecessary. Please contact your insurance company to discuss your CPAP benefits.
The staff at Sleep Resolutions highly recommends this small and portable CPAP system, especially if you find yourself frequently traveling either for business or pleasure. Our staff can help you find which compatible mask is your best fit. Please stop in to allow our experts to assist you in achieving your best night’s sleep.