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CPAP machine replacement guide


If you’ve got sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine, chances are you’re already aware that you need to replace your CPAP mask, cushions, and tubing regularly. Well, your CPAP machine also has a finite lifespan.

Wondering how often you need to replace it? In this guide, we’ll address some of the most frequently asked questions about when and why you should replace your machine.

When to replace CPAP machine?

CPAP machines, like all electronic devices, are not meant to last indefinitely. You should replace your ResMed CPAP machine after around 5 years of use (CPAP machine only, not including PSU and humidifier). Even if you think your machine is still working optimally, it’s a good idea to replace it to ensure  optimal therapy.

Why should I get a new CPAP machine?

Investing in a new CPAP machine presents several advantages beyond simply ensuring the ongoing functionality of your therapy. The biggest opportunities lie in getting access to new comfort features and technologies previously unavailable. Here are just a few reasons to consider upgrading:

1. Technological advancements that can improve CPAP therapy

Innovation is at the heart of our DNA at ResMed. “We sleep, eat and breathe innovation”, says our CEO, Mick Farrell. Our focus on continuous innovation means that we’re always making new advancements to help ensure your therapy experience is as easy and comfortable as possible.

And now with our AirSenseTM 10 and AirSenseTM 11 models that come with built-in cellular connectivity* you can receive over-the-air technology updates and will automatically continue to have the latest software available.

One standout feature of the AirSense 11 CPAP machine is Care Check-In, a simple coaching program designed to help you feel supported with your CPAP therapy. Remote monitoring capabilities give your care provider insights into how your therapy is going so they can offer support and be more connected to your care.

2. New CPAP machines can be quieter 

Did you know that the first CPAP machines were made with noisy air pumps for spa baths? Move forward 30-plus years and technological advancements mean that our most recent device, the AirSense 11 has a whisper-quiet sound output of 27 decibels. ***

3. Enhanced health monitoring  

Our AirSense 11 CPAP machines feature digital technologies designed to ensure that starting your therapy feels seamless and that you’re supported to stick with it long-term. One of the biggest enhancements is how well it integrates with myAir™ to provide you with more guidance and personalised support.

Essentially, with our most recent AirSense 11 CPAP machine, you’re getting more than a CPAP device. You’re benefitting from an entire sleep therapy ecosystem. The latest digital support features, such as Personal Therapy Assistant and Care Check-In, combined to offer a more personalised and convenient experience than AirSense 11’s predecessor.

What to do with my old CPAP machine? 

Recycle your old CPAP machine as you would medium-sized electronics, like a computer or a TV. We recommend that you refer to your machines’ user guide and factory reset your CPAP machine before recycling. We do not handle the recycling of CPAP devices. Please check your respective government sites for correct information on how to responsibly get rid of your device.  

When considering upgrading and replacing your old CPAP device, it’s important to look for a device that will not only provide you with a comfortable therapy experience but will also help guide you through treatment and keep you motivated.

Keeping track of your therapy is essential, as it helps users and healthcare providers gauge therapy effectiveness, troubleshoot issues, and make timely adjustments.

And with the connected care digital offerings available with our most recent AirSense 11 CPAP machine, you can enjoy a bespoke therapy experience that’s optimised and tailored to you.

Shop the AirSense 11 or speak to one of our friendly sleep coaches**  about this device.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. You should speak to your doctor about your symptoms and whether a CPAP device is suitable for you.  


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