CPAP Consumer Trends

These quarterly 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 Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
The Z1 single pressure CPAP by HDM starts the quarter ahead of the competition including the PR 60 Series Plus by Philips Respironics which ended Q2 2014 in the same spot. The long-standing IntelliPAP Standard by Devilbiss sees an increase in market share moving it up to third.

AUTOCPAP Machine Preference - Top 5 over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
No other auto CPAP machine is as tiny as the Somnetics Transcend EZEX Auto which sees a step up to second place after ending last quarter in third. The ResMed S9 Auto remains number one ahead of the 60 Series Auto by Philips Respironics which is currently in third.

Bilevels Machine Preference - Top 5 over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
After starting the quarter tied, the PR 60 Series BiPAP Auto by Philips Respironics has sole possession of the lead, ahead of the S9 VPAP Auto by ResMed.

CPAP Machine Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
The PR 60 Series line of machines has been number one for the past seven quarters. Somnetics now offers three very small machines in their line and they are currently holding second place with ResMed just behind.

APAP vs CPAP vs Bilevels Preference over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
What are the big things consumers are looking for? Features such as auto adjusting technology with pressure relief? Or is size the strongest consideration? Right now the self adjusting CPAPs are winning the day at least in part to due to the Transcend Auto which is feature heavy in a lightweight package.

Nasal Masks Brand Line Preference - Top 10 over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
The ComfortGel holds the top spot with three remaining sizes available. The Wisp is enjoying a rise in popularity with a drop in price. Now available in two sizes, SleepWeaver Advance sits in fifth.

Full Face Masks Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
Consumers have embraced the ResMed AirFit F10 elevating it over the ResMed Quattro.

Nasal Pillows Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
ResMed's AirFit P10, which debuted in the top spot and held it for two quarters, has lost the lead back to the ResMed Swift FX. These top two ResMed mask currently hold over 55% of the market share.

Mask Type Preference over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
Mask options for effective CPAP therapy continue to evolve and as they do consumer preferences have shifted. New options in nasal pillow and full face masks have pulled interest from nasal masks, which remain the top choice.

Chinstrap Brand Line Preference - Top 5 over Q3 (Jul-Jul 27, 2014)

Our Analysis:
Ruby-Style Adjustable Chinstrap has been the top seller for this and the two previous quarters.

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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 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 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.