ResMed has a solution - AirMini
ResMed is the pioneer in CPAP device and therapy solutions. The history of ResMed is linked to the beginnings of CPAP therapy… Baxter International was the first company that licensed Dr. Sullivan’s CPAP patent and developed a commercial CPAP machine, released in 1988. After that, the company ResCare acquired Baxter International, and in 1995. changed the name to ResMed. With the wide variety of products and PAP machines, it is easily the most influential company in the sleep apnea therapy industry.
Setting the bar high in the CPAP industry, constantly improving and pushing the innovation and technology forward, gets ResMed to offer the best solutions in the industry. ResMed AirMini is definitely a top solution in portable, mini CPAP devices. So, what makes it the best?
Let’s ask the key question first, how big is the ResMed AirMini?
Well, according to ResMed, AirMini is the smallest portable CPAP on the market today.The AirMini measures 5.4” x 3.3” x 2.1” and weighs 0.66 pounds. That sounds like stated, the smallest portable CPAP device out there.
Super-small size aside, what are the Pros and Cons of ResMed AirMini?
On the Pros side, although it is a miniature version of a (regular) CPAP device, AirMini doesn’t fall behind in any of the features that top-shelf CPAP devices have. AirMini comes with impressive specs, as it comes with ResMed's proven AutoSet Auto-CPAP algorithms, EPR comfort technologies, App connectivity and control, and on top of it all, AirMini has HumidX waterless humidification technology.
Here are some useful features of AirMini:
- Can be used in 3 modes: AutoSet (APAP), AutoSet for Her (fAPAP), and CPAP
- Sound level measuring in at 30 decibels (just above the sound of a whisper), makes AirMini one of the most silent devices…you'll hear nothing other than the ultra-silent sound of the humming
- App connectivity via Bluetooth; You can easily connect your smartphone or other smart devices to the AirMini app and wirelessly adjust the air pressure and comfort settings, as well as track your data such as Apnea and Hypopnea index, Leakage, Usage hours, and 30 days Sleep score
- HumidX waterless humidification technology (optional) allows you to use AirMini even in a dry air area without any issues. HumidX is a small disc that's inserted into AirMini’s short tube. It utilizes patented technology that reuses moisture from breath to add humidity to therapy air. Of course, if humidification is not necessary for you, you can use the AirMini just fine without HumidX
- Smart Auto Start/Stop, Pressure Relief, Ramp
- It works with almost all ResMed masks (AirFit P10 for AirMini, AirFit N30 for AirMini, AirFit N20, AirTouch N20, AirFit F20, AirTouch F20, and AirFit F30)
- AirMini is FAA approved for in-flight use! Although airline companies are required to allow CPAP devices as Carry-on luggage, not all CPAP devices are approved for that…which is not the case with ResMed AirMini.
AirMini does some perfect, but there are some Cons as well, not many, but still…
- ResMed AirMini is a travel CPAP device which means that in most cases it is not covered by the insurance (on the positive side, in most cases it does qualify for HSA/FSA funds)
- Again, AirMini is primarily a travel CPAP, it’s not designed to stand up long-term daily use, it cannot replace your everyday CPAP device
- There is no battery-power option. Being a travel device it could be convenient to have AirMini battery-powered…however, it requires a standard AC outlet power source (battery or rather a power bank is a possibility, as well as a DC converter that allows the use of a USB plug).