5 May 2017

ResMed AirMini™: a game changer in CPAP treatment

Do you find sleep far from relaxing?

Night time should be a deliberately scheduled rest period in your day to allow your mind to switch off and recharge.

So if you find you’re waking up with a headache or have been told that you snore, it might be a sign that something is wrong with your sleep.

These symptoms could be an indication that you have a sleeping condition, such as obstructive sleep apnea1

Sleep apnea is the most common sleeping disorder, however many people who experience it are unaware that they have it at all. While some people know that their breathing isn’t quite right, they may be unaware that sleep apnea is actually a medical problem which can cause them harm if not treated2.

Sleep apnea occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times – meaning your brain may not be getting enough oxygen3.

If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to weight gain and excessive daytime sleepiness4.

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea we offer several treatment options.

The first step you should take is to discuss your sleep symptoms with a professional. This process is as easy as booking an appointment with ResSleep via our website.   

Our sleep specialists can help find the right treatment for you, with a range of sleep apnea treatments available through ResSleep which are clinically proven to help provide sleep apnea suffers with respite.

While there are oral appliances which you can try, the golden standard of sleep apnea treatment is continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) treatment. It involves using a special CPAP machine during sleep that is connected to a nose or face mask via tubing. The machine gently increases air pressure in your throat holding it open, thus preventing snoring and sleep apnea.

Introducing the ResMed AirMini

CPAP treatment was developed by ResMed back in 1989, with ResMed continuing to be the leaders in sleep apnea treatment to this day. 

Now, ResMed has changed the game once again, by pioneering the world’s smallest and lightest CPAP machine, the AirMini™.

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This portable CPAP machine is designed to deliver the same well-known and trusted relief of a traditional device, but for the first time it comes in a fun-sized package.

At a mere 13.6cm long and weighing just 300g, the AirMini resembles a smartphone more so than a traditional sleep machine–it’s designed to be the perfect, inconspicuous bedtime partner to use at home or away!

How is the new AirMini different to other CPAP machines?

The AirMini’s compact size means that many users of traditional CPAP machines will opt to take advantage of its fun-size package as it’s almost invisible on the bedside table and designed to make travelling with sleep apnea stress-free.

No longer should sleep apnea represent extra baggage if you travel or sleep next to a bedtime partner with. The AirMini system fits into your lifestyle, with a travel bag allowing you to transport the entire system (tubing, mask and device) with ease and discretion.

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The ResMed AirMini is also the first CPAP machine to be operated via an app available on smartphone devices

For new users to CPAP machines, the AirMini’s compatibility with the app is a great way to track your sleep health as the app records your sleep history, any sleep apnea events you have and even reports the quality of your daily sleep via a sleep scoring system.

Simply download the free AirMini app, connect via Bluetooth and enjoy access to a range of comfort settings and control of your device to help you sleep.

Unlike other machines, there is also no need for users to manually load water into the water tank to operate this portable sleep therapy device, as the AirMini uses atmospheric moisture or waterless humidification to humidify the airflow. Want to see more? Read our AirMini product guide

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and you’re researching a sleep therapy device that’s simple to use, light to carry around and looks perfect on your bedside table, the new AirMini is worth considering! 

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References

  1. http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/fact-sheets-a-z/191-obstructive-sleep-aponea.html
  2. http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/public-information/fact-sheets-a-z/191-obstructive-sleep-apnea.html
  3. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/sleep-apnea
  4. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/sleep-apnea-conditions#2