CPAP Consumer Trends

These quarterly CPAP.com sales numbers are an indication of which products self pay consumers choose to purchase. They act as an effective gauge of true consumer preference and possible future trends.





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CPAP Machine Preference - Top 10 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
The XT Fit, the PR 60 Series Plus, and the Z1 CPAP remain at the top of the list in Q2 2015. These have been the Top 3 CPAP machines for the past four quarters, and they continue to show little or no variance in popularity. The XT Fit from Apex is holding the number one spot, while the PR 60 Series Plus follows close behind. The Z1 CPAP completes the list by taking the third spot.

AUTOCPAP Machine Preference - Top 5 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
The preferred Auto machines have shifted in Q2 2015. The AirSense 10 AutoSet is still the top Auto CPAP Machine, holding the number one spot with 5 out of 5 stars. The Transcend EZEX Auto holds second place with 4.3 out of 5 stars. Rounding out the Top 3, the PR 60 Series Auto grabs third with 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Bilevels Machine Preference - Top 5 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
The Top 2 BiLevel machines hold a majority of the market share. The PR 60 Series BiPAP Auto from Respironics is in the top spot with nearly 40% of the market share. The AirCurve 10 VAuto from ResMed follows in second with more than 20% of the market share.

BiLevel ST Machine Preference - Top 5 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
There is not enough data in this category to form an impression.

CPAP Machine Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
With 16 percent of the market share, the Respironics PR 60 Series machines continue to hold the top spot, as they have done for the past 10 quarters. Somnetics' Transcend machines have quickly taken second place, gaining more than 15 percent of the market share. AirSense 10 machines from ResMed follow closely in third with nearly 15 percent of the market share.

APAP vs CPAP vs Bilevels Preference over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
Auto-titrating machines have been the consumer favorite for the past eight quarters. The APAP holds the number one spot with more than 60 percent of the market share.

Nasal Masks Brand Line Preference - Top 10 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
In Q2, the ComfortGel Blue continues to hold the number one spot with 4.4 out of 5 stars. The Profile Lite maintains a strong spot in second place with 4.5 out of 5 stars. The Wisp has gripped the third position with 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Full Face Masks Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
The Full Face Mask category has seen many changes in Q2 2015. ResMed's AirFit F10 has shifted into the top spot this quarter. Likewise, the Mirage Quattro from ResMed has continued to move upward and now holds the second spot. The ComfortFull 2, which held the top spot last quarter, rounds out the Top 3.

Nasal Pillows Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
With 4.6 out of 5 stars, the Swift FX continues to be the consumer's top choice in nasal pillow masks. The AirFit P10 follows closely and is ranked as a customer favorite with 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Mask Type Preference over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
Historically, consumers have been selecting nasal masks much more often than either full face masks or nasal pillow systems. Nasal masks are still the preferred mask type, holding nearly 50% of the market share. However; the gap between the mask types is becoming smaller.

Chinstrap Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q2 (Apr-May 24, 2015)




Our Analysis:
The Halo Chinstrap continues to perform well. The chinstrap leaped from sixth position to the top spot within the first few weeks of Q2 2015. The Ruby-Style Adjustable Chinstrap with Extension Strap is still a consumer favorite in second place.



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About These Numbers

Traditionally, CPAP equipment is dispensed by local providers who accept insurance as payment. Consumer choice of equipment through local providers is limited.

The CPAP.com business model is cash up front in exchange for CPAP equipment. The consumer makes their choice of equipment and purchases the equipment with their own money.

These quarterly CPAP.com sales numbers indicate which products self pay customers choose to purchase. They act as an effective gauge of true consumer preference. They also indicate future industry trends as more and more customers turn to the internet for product information and guidance, decide on a product and request it from their local provider.