Updated April 22, 2019
CPAP technology is constantly improving to offer more comfortable and more effective treatment. Newer masks offer better fit while you sleep. Newer machines may be smaller, quieter and more efficient than ones you have tried in the past. What is the best CPAP machine 2018 has to offer? Read on to learn which new models are the highest rated and most popular:
Most Popular CPAP Machines for 2018
Everyone has different tastes and requirements. Features that you consider must-haves may be negatives for someone else, and vice versa. That said, there are a number of CPAP machines that consistently receive positive reviews in CPAP forums and discussions. If you are in the market for new CPAP machines in 2018, check out the models below:
This CPAP machine is one of the most popular on the market in 2018. Weighing in at just .66 pounds and measuring only 5.4 inches long by 3.3 inches wide, the AirMini™ AutoSet™ Travel CPAP Machine is the smallest ResMed machine currently available. Its small 20W power supply makes it an even more convenient travel unit.
The AirSense has a built-in HumidAir™ humidifier, which can help combat dryness or a sore throat during treatment. The advanced design is 23% lighter than previous models, making it convenient to move. Users appreciated the small footprint and easy cleaning. The event tracking features and usage log help empower users to track their results and have a better understanding of their condition.
The Transcend Auto is among the smallest Auto CPAP machines on the market. Users praise its small footprint and its smooth operation. Flexible power options make this a great option for active travelers. Adapters allow it to be used in a range of countries. There is even an optional multi-night battery that can ensure treatment is available even if the power goes out.
Most Popular CPAP Masks for 2018
A comfortable CPAP mask is an integral part of a comfortable treatment experiment. Many people try out a number of CPAP masks before settling on the one that works best for them. Among the best CPAP mask options for 2018:
This CPAP mask offers improvements over the earlier versions in both the gel cushion and forehead pad design. Users praise the comfortable fit, good seal and easy cleaning. They also were happy with the reasonable price, describing this model as a bargain among nasal CPAP masks.
This nasal pillow mask offers woven-mesh vents for a quiet therapy experience. Users find it comfortable to wear and easy to use, with a good seal and fit. The simple and lightweight design is a plus for many users.
This mask offers a great reduction in airflow noise, registering only 25 decibels at the mask. Plus, the streamlined design means that the mask can be put on before bed and used while watching TV or reading. It even fits with glasses.
Other Popular CPAP Technology
CPAP accessories and add-ons can make treatment a lot more convenient. These popular pieces of CPAP technology provide a range of benefits to people who use CPAP to treat Sleep Apnea. Some are new CPAP technology for 2018. Others are old standbys that continue to make CPAP therapy easier.
The six-foot CPAP hose offers quiet operation and effective air delivery. The 22 mm ends are compatible with a wide range of CPAP machines. The hose is latex-free to prevent issues with allergies in sensitive users. Many users describe it as lighter than those from other manufacturers, as well as more affordable.
CPAP mask wipes allow for quick and convenient cleaning without a heavy scent. Made with 100% cotton, the wipes are biodegradable and gentle to your skin. Users praised these as a way to keep your CPAP clean when you don’t have time for washing. Simply wipe your mask and go on with your day.
The heat moisture exchange is a device that absorbs heat and moisture from your breath when you exhale. Many users praise it as an effective alternative to a humidifier while traveling. It removes the need to hunt for distilled water in unfamiliar places while still providing comfortable CPAP use on the go. Potential users should note that this unit does not work with all machines; make sure this device is compatible before buying.
Getting inside your CPAP tube for effective cleaning can be tricky. This CPAP tube brush makes the job easier and allows for hygienic use of your CPAP device. The second generation version is improved with the addition of stainless steel and hose size options that make it more durable and compatible with a wider range of models.
New CPAP Technology for 2018
We like to keep an eye out for the best new CPAP technology to make therapy easier and more comfortable. New CPAP technology that has captured our attention includes:
This mask is among the lightest and quietest full face mask available today. Unlike some older designs, this mask covers the mouth and seals around the base of the nostrils. This eliminates forehead contact and leaves fewer red marks after user. Users report less irritation with this than with older full-face models.
This device effectively kills 99% of bacteria known to thrive in environments like CPAP masks and water chambers, and all without harsh chemicals. Instead, the Lumin uses UV light for effective sanitation. The process takes just five minutes. Users praise the ease of use and effective sanitizing action.
This new travel CPAP is half the size of the other DreamStation machines. It comes with a range of highly travel-friendly features and options like USB charging, the ability to run on batteries and micro tubing. The DreamStation Go now has an optional heated humidifier available for purchase, rectifying a long-running complaint.
This full-face mask is designed to offer effective treatment with minimal contact with the face to reduce irritation. Users said that it was effective for them in a number of sleeping positions. The mask is also highly flexible and can be used with a range of nasal or nasal pillow cushions instead.
One of the most anticipated new CPAP devices 2018 had to offer, the Fisher & Paykel Auto CPAP promises easy use and longer, more comfortable periods of sleep. The intelligent machine automatically makes adjustment throughout the night as needed. A convenient mobile app allows you to track your sleep quality and AHI events. These features helped earn this CPAP device an Ease-of-Use Commendation From the American Arthritis Foundation.
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David Repasky has been using CPAP treatment since 2017 and has first-hand experience with what it’s like to live with Sleep Apnea. He brings the patient’s perspective to the CPAP.com blog and has received formal training in CPAP machines, masks, and equipment.