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Best CPAP Machines: Top-Rated Sleep Apnea Devices Reviewed by Our CPAP Experts in 2023

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Illustration of a middle aged man with sleep apnea trying to choose the best CPAP machines in 2023

Finding the best CPAP machine that fits your personal lifestyle needs is crucial to maintaining CPAP compliance and receiving the restful night of sleep you deserve. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with sleep apnea or you’re looking to upgrade your old CPAP, the machines (both CPAP and APAP) listed below are the best in the industry thanks to their user-friendly features and effective therapy.

Unfortunately, due to the Philips Respironics CPAP machine recall and the CPAP machine shortage, one of the biggest changes you’ll notice in our latest update to this review guide is that we are no longer recommending the Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto or DreamStation Go. We stopped recommending these machines as soon as the recall was announced.

While we are no longer recommending the Philips DreamStation or DreamStation Go, we are confident that our top picks for 2023 will have a CPAP machine that suits your needs. ResMed has been hard at work launching both the ResMed AirSense 11 earlier this year and now the updated AirSense 10 (Card-to-Cloud), ensuring that high-quality machines are still available for those who need them. We’ll go into more detail on the new software features and changes below, so keep reading!

If you are new to CPAP and still in the beginning stages of your CPAP shopping journey be sure to read how to choose a CPAP machine as well as how we picked the top machines in our review at the end of this article.

Best CPAP Machines of 2023

  1. Best New CPAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet
  2. Best Value CPAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet (Card-to-Cloud)
  3. Best Machine for Travel: ResMed AirMini AutoSet Travel CPAP Machine
  4. Quietest CPAP: Z2 Auto Travel CPAP Machine
  5. Best CPAP for Allergies: React Health Luna G3 APAP Machine
  6. Smallest CPAP Machine: Somnetics Transcend Micro Auto CPAP
  7. Best Fixed-Pressure: React Health Luna G3 CPAP Machine

Newest and Latest CPAP Machines in 2023

Are you looking for the newest CPAP machines in 2023? The ResMed AirSense 11 and AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud are the latest machine models to join the market in 2023.

While Philips’ DreamStation 2 arrived in mid-2021, it is still quite difficult to get your hands on one because the company is using it to replace machines affected by the Philips CPAP recall. This situation is ongoing and will likely continue to affect the availability of new DreamStation 2 devices through most of 2023.

As for the AirSense 11, keep reading to find out why we think it’s the best new CPAP machine for 2023.

Best New CPAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet

Photo of ResMed AirSense 11, best new CPAP machine in 2022

New in 2023, the ResMed AirSense 11 takes everything we love about the AirSense 10 and condenses it into a sleeker package, featuring some great new tools, which are especially beneficial for those who are beginning their CPAP therapy journey. Returning from the AirSense 10 to the new generation AirSense 11, you’ll find familiar comfort features like AutoRamp, SmartStart/Stop, Humidifier Warm-up, Leak Alerts, Mask Fit Check, Climate Control, and Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR). The AirSense 11 has done away with the adjustment knob found on the AirSense 10 and instead features just one physical button—located on the top of the device—for starting and stopping therapy.

The user interface has been totally redesigned with modern touchscreen controls and a menu system that is much easier to navigate, making quick adjustments to your therapy a breeze. While the humidifier chamber has been redesigned for the new machine, it holds the same 380 mL of water as the previous generation. Complete with Over-the-Air Software Updates, your new CPAP machine will also automatically update with any new features or software upgrades, taking the guesswork out of keeping your machine up-to-date. This allows you to benefit from bug fixes, feature additions, and security upgrades without ever having to push a button.

Other new features with the AirSense 11 are found in ResMed’s myAir Therapy Tracker App. In the app, ResMed’s new Personal Therapy Assistant will help you in the setup process with voice-guided video instructions and a Test Drive feature that allows you to experience the difference between low and high pressure. The system will also check and troubleshoot for leaks during this time, which ensures your system is ready to go on your first night of sleep apnea therapy! With the Care Check-In feature, you’ll answer some basic questions about your history and experience with CPAP to begin. The myAir App will then ask check-in questions at predetermined intervals to provide troubleshooting tips and customized support during the first month of therapy, which is a fantastic feature for anyone new to CPAP.

All said and done, if you’re a fan of the AirSense 10, the AirSense 11 is the new and improved version by providing a more personalized experience, a better menu system, and automatic software updates in a smaller, lighter package. If you’re interested in the full breakdown of what’s new in this iteration of ResMed’s flagship machine, check out our AirSense 11 Review for more information!

Ideal For:

  • Just About Anyone
  • Those Who Are New to CPAP Therapy


  • Average Customer Rating: 4.6 Out of 5 Stars
  • Noise Level: 27 dBA (Quieter Than a Whisper)
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10.21 in L x 3.72 in W x 5.45 in H
  • Mask Compatibility: Any
  • Humidifier: Integrated
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Features: Optional Heated Hose, Exhalation Relief, Ramp, Auto Start/Stop, Climate Control, Auto Altitude Adjustment, Mask Leak Alerts, Personal Therapy Assistant, Care Check-In
  • Data Tracking: Onboard Via SD Card (Not Included) or Wirelessly Via the myAir App

Customer Highlights

Excellent Upgrade—5 Stars: “This is my third CPAP and I’m totally pleased with the purchase. The auto adjusting pressure function, heated hose, and humidifier are a considerable improvement over my past machines. It’s super quiet, smaller, lighter, and easy to set up. It provides good data, is user friendly, and easy to obtain. Delivery was quick. I have used it almost a week and love it so far!” Verified Purchase 04/05/2022.

Best Value CPAP Machine: AirSense 10 AutoSet Card-to-Cloud

AirSense 10 cpap machine

We’re excited that ResMed has decided to re-release the incredibly popular AirSense 10 AutoSet, officially named the “Card-to-Cloud” version. ResMed has brought back, perhaps temporarily, its last-generation flagship model without the modem to serve those impacted by the shortage of machines and Philips’ recall. This is the same feature-packed and whisper-quiet APAP machine that our customers have been consistently impressed and pleased with for years—it just doesn’t connect to WiFi or transfer data wirelessly. Indeed, the only difference between this machine and the original model is that the Card-to-Cloud relies on the included SD card to help you track comprehensive data about your sleep apnea therapy.

While the Card-to-Cloud model cannot connect with the ResMed MyAir App, you can still view and access your therapy data through the machine’s LCD menu. You’ll enjoy all of the same comfort features like AutoRamp, SmartStart/Stop, Expiratory Pressure Relief, Mask Fit, nine levels of humidification, and optional Automatic Climate Control with the ClimateLineAir Heated Hose.

What really stands out about this machine, however, alongside its rampant rave reviews, excellent track record, ResMed quality, and premium features, is its new, low, entry-level price tag. You can get an AirSense 10 AutoSet Card-to-Cloud CPAP for less than the cost of most travel-sized machines, making it the best budget CPAP machine money can buy. And if you’re still not convinced, head on over to our AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud Review for a full breakdown!

Ideal For:

  • Just About Anyone That Doesn’t Need to Regularly Report Compliance Data
  • Those Who Want Premium Features for an Affordable Price


  • Average Customer Rating: 4.8 Out of 5
  • Noise Level: 26 dBA (Quieter Than a Whisper)
  • Weight: 2.75 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10.04 in L x 5.91 in W x 4.57 in H
  • Mask Compatibility: Any
  • Humidifier: Built-In, Can Be Turned Off
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Features: Ramp, Auto Start/Stop, Exhalation Relief, Mask Leak Alerts
  • Data Tracking: Onboard Via SD Card (Included)

Customer Highlights

Works Great, Scored a Deal!—5 Stars: “After a long time being frustrated with certain CPAP brands owned by PHILIPS, and happily using an AirSense 10 for over a year, I decided the AirSense 10 was good enough to purchase a SECOND one. And with the promo code, I got it crazy cheap. This machine is exactly the same as my other AirSense 10, except that it doesn’t have a cellular modem. That makes it great for home use or if you fly a lot. I’m very happy with this machine and this brand.” Verified Purchase 02/25/2023.

Best Machine for Travel: ResMed AirMini AutoSet

ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP Machine App Integration

Simply put, people love the idea of a small, lightweight, and ultra-portable CPAP machine that can go anywhere and fits in the palm of the hand, which is one of the many reasons why the AirMini is so popular. If you’re a frequent traveler, this is the machine for you. However, due to its small size, it may be slightly louder than your home unit. In addition, for most CPAP wearers, the waterless humidification feature is a good substitute for tanked humidification.

What the AirMini offers that’s different from other travel CPAP machines is not only its impressively small size, but also its reliable build quality and consistent performance. Inside the AirMini, you’ll find the same auto-adjusting algorithm used in the AirSense 10 and the same comfort features you can expect from any ResMed CPAP machine. Initially, there were some concerns about mask and hose compatibility with the AirMini, but thankfully, you can now use any mask with the AirMini thanks to the Zephair AirMini Hose Adapter, which you’ll find a link to in the features list below.

Ideal For:

  • Frequent Travelers
  • Those Who Can Sleep With Minimal or No Humidification
  • Those Who Are Comfortable Using a Mobile App to Control the Device


  • Average Customer Rating: 4.4 Out of 5
  • Noise Level: 30 dBA (Whisper Quiet)
  • Weight: 0.66 lbs
  • Dimensions: 5.4 in L x 3.3 in W x 2.1 in H
  • Mask Compatibility: AirFit P10, AirFit N20, AirFit F20, AirFit F30, AirTouch F20 (“For AirMini” Models Only), or Any Mask Via the Zephair AirMini Universal Adapter
  • Humidifier: Waterless Humidification Via Humidx and HumidX Plus
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Features: Exhalation Relief, Ramp, Auto Start/Stop, Auto Altitude Adjustment
  • Data Tracking: Wirelessly Via the AirMini by ResMed App

Customer Highlights

Comfortable and Quiet—5 stars: “I couldn’t be happier with this CPAP device. It packs up small and is very comfortable. I was unsure of the humidifying cartridges but they do a great job. I live in a dry climate at a higher altitude (Denver, CO) and don’t feel dry throughout the night or when I wake up—even when we stay up in the mountains. I am using the HumidX Plus, instead of the regular, as suggested. Also, neither my husband nor I notice a higher noise level, and I sleep really well. I would highly recommend.” Verified purchase 07/29/2021

Quietest CPAP: HDM Z2 Auto Travel CPAP Machine

HDM Z2 Auto Travel CPAP Machine

Okay, so it’s actually the quietest travel CPAP, but overall, the Z2 Auto Travel CPAP scores very well across the board and has made a name for itself compared to similar travel machines. Ultimately, the difference in pitch levels and humidification options are the major factors that separate the updated Z2 Auto from its Z1 predecessor. The option of having a quieter machine with the ability to leave your humidification system at home makes the Z2 Auto hard to beat. And if whisper-quiet machines are what interest you most, be sure to check out our roundup review of the quietest CPAP machines on the market where we also provide tips for creating a quieter sleeping environment.

Ideal For:

  • Frequent Travelers
  • Those Who Can Sleep With Minimal or No Humidification


  • Average Customer Rating: 4.1 Out of 5
  • Noise Level: 26 dBA (Quieter Than a Whisper)
  • Weight: 0.65 lbs
  • Dimensions: 6.48 in L x 3.3 in W x 2.02 in H
  • Mask Compatibility: Any
  • Humidifier: Waterless Humidification Via Heat Moisture Exchanger (HME)
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Features: Exhalation Relief, Ramp, Auto Start/Stop, Auto Altitude Adjustment, Q-Tube CPAP Muffler, Automatic Leak Compensation
  • Data Tracking: Internally Via Flash Memory or Wirelessly Via Nitelog 2.0 App

Customer Highlights

Works Great While Traveling—5 stars: “I do a lot of RV camping and don’t like to take my home CPAP because of size and possible water mess from the humidifier. I always wanted to try a travel CPAP but have never had luck using one without a humidifier. I saw this one provided humidified air without a water chamber and thought I would give it a try. To my surprise, it worked great. Been using it [for] a week straight while camping at the beach and have had no problems. If you have the same concerns as I did, give this one a try.” Verified purchase 09/29/2021

Best CPAP Machine for Allergies: Luna G3 APAP Machine w/Heated Hose and Humidifier

Luna G3 APAP Machine Front View

If you’re looking for a high-quality auto-adjusting CPAP that was designed with allergy sufferers in mind, look no further than the Luna G3 APAP Machine. What makes the Luna G3 so special is that, alongside comfort features that you’d expect to find on any CPAP machine worth its salt, you’ll also get heated tubing standard with your device. While most machines offer a standard and hypoallergenic filter option, React Health took clean air to a whole new level with their PM 2.5 filter.

A standard air filter captures large dust particles, pet hairs, and visible dust. On the other hand, the PM 2.5 filter captures aerosolized particles, super-fine dust, and even background pollution in your airflow. Where the standard filter stops about 20% of particles at a size of 10 microns, the PM 2.5 filter stops over 90% of particles at a size of 2.5 microns.

Combined with the included heated tubing (which is compatible with any CPAP mask), you’ll also have immediate access to automatic humidity control. Not only does this help you maintain a more consistent level of comfort throughout the night, but it also ensures you won’t dry out before the night is through. Heated tubing also helps you achieve consistent therapy whether you’re at home or abroad so you have the same experience every time, exactly how you like it.

Ideal For:

  • Those With Allergy Sensitivities
  • Those Who Value Consistent Humidification


  • Average Customer Rating: 4.8 Out of 5
  • Noise Level: 26 dBA (Quieter Than a Whisper)
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10.43 in L x 5.71 in W x 4.49 in H
  • Mask Compatibility: Any
  • Humidifier: Built-In, Can Be Turned Off
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Features: Included Heated Tubing, Humidifier Pre-Heat, Exhalation Relief, Ramp, Auto Start/Stop, Optional Included PM 2.5 Air Filter, Mask Leak Alerts
  • Data Tracking: Onboard Via SD Card (Included) or Wirelessly Via the 3B Luna QR App

Customer Highlights

Very Good APAP—5 stars: “I bought this in July 2021 because of the Philips Respironics foam problems. This is a very good machine. It is not loud as others have noted. Very quiet and no louder on an exhale than on an inhale. It has a lot of features. The humidifier holds a large amount of water and is easy to fill compared to the Philips. The humidifier LEDs are not bright, I can’t see them when they are on. The only negative is that the hose connection is on the back of the machine so I have to position the machine in a position I normally wouldn’t want to. In addition, the app for the mobile phone in my opinion doesn’t provide enough useful data but it is still adequate enough. It was going to be a choice between this machine and the ResMed AirSense and I am glad I chose this machine.” Verified purchase 10/21/2021

Smallest CPAP Machine: Somnetics Transcend Micro Auto CPAP

Micro CPAP Machine

Somnetics has more than a decade of experience making some of the smallest, lightest, and most travel-friendly CPAP machines available, and the Micro is no exception. Often compared to a baseball in size, the Micro’s claim to fame is that it is the smallest CPAP machine you can get right now, but it has a few other tricks up its sleeve that help to make it a worthwhile investment.

With built-in sound and vibration dampening alongside an in-line tube muffler, the Micro Auto CPAP commits to reducing noise as much as possible. That said, some reviewers have pointed out that the pitch of the machine is a bit louder than they’d hoped, but it’s nothing a cozy pair of earplugs can’t fix. If you like sleeping with white noise or can’t sleep in a quiet room, you likely won’t be bothered by the Micro’s sound output. That said, if you’re used to a whisper-quiet machine like the AirSense 10 or 11, you’ll definitely notice the Micro’s sound in comparison.

Thanks to AirMist HMEs, you can also enjoy waterless humidification for a more comfortable night of therapy whether you’re at home, a hotel, or deep in the woods. You’ll also enjoy automatic pressure adjustments, ramp, pressure relief, wireless data recording via the companion app, and a unique drying mode that keeps your mask and tube sanitary when you aren’t able to clean as well as you’d like to. The mobile companion app could certainly use a bit of work, with some reviewers citing issues connecting or difficulty with setup. Despite its quirks, the Micro is extremely compact and is a competent solution for taking your therapy with you on the road.

For a full overview of the Micro Auto CPAP, read our Transcend Micro Review!

Ideal For:

  • Frequent Travelers
  • Those Who Regularly Sleep With White Noise
  • Those Who Can Sleep With Minimal or No Humidification


  • Average Customer Rating: 3.8 Out of 5
  • Noise Level: 31 dBA
  • Weight: 0.48 lbs
  • Dimensions: 3.6 in L x 3.6 in W x 2.4 in H
  • Mask Compatibility: Any
  • Humidifier: Waterless via AirMist HMEs
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Features: Exhalation Relief (EZEX), Ramp, Auto Start/Stop (SleepStart), Drying Mode
  • Data Tracking: Wireless Via MySleepDash App

Best Fixed Pressure: Luna G3 CPAP Machine with Heated Humidifier

Smaller, lighter, and quieter than the Luna II, the Luna G3 CPAP Machine is a standout in its own right thanks to its preheatable humidifier chamber and ultra-fine allergen filter. The Luna G3 comes to us from React Health, a manufacturer that strives for both performance and innovation. The G3 CPAP combines comfort and convenience and is ideal for those who are newly-diagnosed and veteran users alike.

Not only is the Luna G3 CPAP outfitted with a dual-chamber humidifier, which helps prevent dry mouth and sinus-style headaches but it also has a preheat feature that lets you warm your humidifier up ahead of time so it’s ready by the time you need it. Plus, the included AutoHumidity control lets you maximize your moisture settings without causing rainout. On top of all of that, it even comes standard with a heated hose.

Perhaps the single most unique thing about the G3 is that it comes with an ultra-fine PM 2.5 filter. Standard CPAP air filters are typically only intended to stop larger allergens and pet hair, but a PM 2.5 filter can stop even aerosolized particles, background pollution, and super-fine dust particles from entering your therapy air. Simply put, if you’re serious about breathing clean, quality air, the Luna G3’s PM 2.5 filter has virtually no competition.

From the user-friendly backlit LCD, you can easily access sleep reports, adjust comfort settings, view the current date and time, and receive helpful replacement reminders for CPAP supplies like tubing and air filters. Additionally, you can use your Wi-Fi to store and send your sleep data to your healthcare provider, allowing them to stay up-to-date on your progress, needs, and goals. This feature can even potentially cut down on your doctor visits and co-pays since your provider can view your sleep reports digitally.

Ideal For:

  • Just About Anybody That Doesn’t Care About Automatic Pressure Adjustments
  • Those With Allergy Sensitivities


  • Average Customer Rating: 4.8 Out of 5
  • Noise Level: 26 dBA (Quieter Than a Whisper)
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10.43 in L x 5.71 in W x 4.49 in H
  • Mask Compatibility: Any
  • Humidifier: Built-In, Can Be Turned Off
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Features: Included Heated Tubing, Humidifier Pre-Heat, Exhalation Relief, Ramp, Auto Start/Stop, Optional Included PM 2.5 Air Filter, Mask Leak Alerts
  • Data Tracking: Onboard Via SD Card (Included) or Wirelessly Via the 3B Luna QR App

How to Choose a CPAP Machine in 2023

Photos of the latest CPAP machines for sleep apnea

Whether you choose one of our recommendations or want to continue doing your own research, it’s important to know what to look for. A CPAP machine can be a rather significant purchase, so be sure to consider all of the following points before deciding which machine is best for you:

Doctor’s Recommendations

The most important thing to consider when shopping for a CPAP machine is what your healthcare provider has recommended or stated as a requirement for you in terms of the machine’s features. Your physician may have specific recommendations for comfort features, might want you to get an APAP or BiPAP machine, or may even tell you to seek out a machine with a humidifier. You should always make sure that whatever machine you purchase will meet the requirements of your healthcare provider, as they have the most intimate knowledge of your situation and medical needs.

Comfort Features

Your CPAP therapy should be comfortable, and there are many industry-standard comfort features that will hopefully make your therapy more manageable and approachable. Here are some popular features to look for as well as a brief description of what each one does:

  • Auto-Titration: Perhaps the single most important feature and highest recommendation we can give, auto-titration automatically adjusts your therapy pressure on a breath-by-breath basis instead of holding your prescribed pressure constant throughout the night like a traditional CPAP machine. Auto-adjusting CPAP machines, also referred to as APAPs, can adjust to your exact needs if you’re feeling congested or sick, or experience lifestyle changes that affect your therapy such as weight loss, smoking cessation, or dietary changes. 
  • Ramp: Instead of starting your therapy at your prescribed pressure, the Ramp feature will start at a lower pressure and incrementally increase over the course of 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on the setting and machine. 
  • Auto Start/Stop: With this feature, your machine will detect when your mask is on and when you’re breathing to automatically begin administering your therapy pressure. It will also stop when you remove your mask, limiting how much you actually need to interact with your machine and eliminating the need to fumble around for buttons in the dark to start or stop your machine. 
  • Exhalation Relief: The continuous pressure of CPAP therapy can be too strong for some to exhale against, making breathing more difficult when exhaling. An exhalation relief feature will reduce the air pressure each time you exhale so that there’s less resistance acting against you. This feature typically has multiple settings and can be turned completely off.

Data Tracking Capabilities

Most CPAP machines will feature data tracking capabilities that allow you to record sleep data to an SD card, but many also have a smartphone app that will sync with your device for easier viewing and sharing of your sleep data. If you’re someone who needs to work closely with a healthcare provider to monitor your sleep health, you’ll want a machine with easily accessible and sharable data.

Heated Humidifier

CPAP therapy can easily dry out the nasal passages and throat, leading to discomfort and lower sleep quality. This is especially true for people over 60, but analgesics, antihistamines, antidepressants, and many other types of medications can also have a drying effect on the body, which is made worse by CPAP therapy. Using a heated humidifier with your CPAP machine can negate these effects and make your therapy much more tolerable, improving your sleep quality, CPAP compliance, and indirectly, your overall quality of life.

Most modern CPAP machines have an integrated humidifier, so you won’t have to purchase any extra parts to add humidification to your therapy air.

Noise Level

While most machines on the market will advertise being “whisper-quiet,” some machines operate at distinctly different pitches than others despite being the same volume. This can be quite an issue for light sleepers, so it may be a good idea to seek out video or audio of the machine being used to see if it’s a sound you can easily sleep with every night for hours on end. If you’re someone who is very sensitive to CPAP machine noise, sleeping with a sound machine might help you get the rest you need. 


In a perfect world, this isn’t something that will matter during the ownership of your machine. However, accidents happen, and manufacturer defects are an unfortunate reality we sometimes face, so you should make sure to educate yourself about the warranty of any machine you’re considering in case anything bad happens to the device. There are two main types of CPAP warranties: convenient and inconvenient. 

If your machine has a convenient warranty, your device will be replaced with an identical or near-identical unit before your faulty machine is ever sent off for inspection. With an inconvenient warranty, you’ll have to send your machine in for inspection and repair before a replacement machine is sent to you. CPAP machine warranties typically cover a two-year period after the device is purchased, though some manufacturers also offer three-and five-year warranties as well. 

Machine Weight and Size

Of course, you’ll also want to keep in mind how much nightstand space you have to work with, whether you’ll be frequently traveling with your machine, and how heavy of a machine you’ll be able to move on your own if necessary.

How We Picked The Best Machines

Combined with our over two decades of experience recommending CPAP devices to customers, we scoured the CPAP.com catalog and gathered customer feedback from both our customer service team and real owners of these machines to find the best CPAP machines of 2023—and we think you’ll like what we found!

You’ll notice that we’ve included options for travel machines this year. While they’re great portable machines for taking your therapy with you, you can rest assured that both devices have been thoroughly tested by our customers and can also be reliably used at-home full-time if you need them to. If you’re interested in using a portable CPAP at-home or on the go, be sure to check out our review of the best travel machines in 2023.

Final Thoughts

We hope this article has provided some clarity on some of the best CPAP machines available today. Keep in mind your doctor’s orders where features are concerned and where you might be traveling with your new CPAP machine. The AirSense 11 is an excellent choice for anyone, even frequent travelers, and the Luna II Auto CPAP is a close second for anyone looking for an alternative to some of the bigger names in the industry like ResMed and Philips Respironics. 

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27 thoughts on “Best CPAP Machines: Top-Rated Sleep Apnea Devices Reviewed by Our CPAP Experts in 2023”

  1. Can this ever make one feel light headed — especially if the settings are too high– And how to correct accordingly ????

  2. Thanks for sharing these informations. I am a sleep apnea patient. I am searching for the best CPAP mask. I do not know anything about CPAP mask. Really liked the resmed airsense 10 review. I also agree, all the features of Airsense are really impressive. I can carry this outside also. Depending on the informations shared by you, resmed airsense 10 will be the best for me.

    1. Hi Kate, we are very happy to hear that the article was helpful to you in making a decision on which machine may be best for you! Please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221 with any further questions, or concerns.

      Have a great day!

  3. I used my AirSense 10 with a Philips Dreamware full face mask last night for the first time. I’m really happy with the comfort of the mask and am encouraged that I’ll transition to using CPAP in a relatively short period of time.

    My only concern with the AirSense 10 is the cellular communication of data. Without bluetooth, you don’t connect to the machine for data. You rely on the app to connect to your account, which has used a cellular signal to gather your information from the machine sitting right beside you. If you are in an area with poor cell service, that data might not have been transmitted.

    The documentation even says it could take an hour or more after waking for the app to have access to your sleep information. Really? With today’s technology? An hour or more? To gather data from a device sitting right beside you?

    ResMed needs to rethink that for the next iteration of their machine.

    1. Hi Greg,

      Thank you for your feedback. I know that it must be frustrating knowing that you may not have access to your sleep data immediately.

      ResMed is always striving to come up with possible solutions to their customer’s frustrations. I reached out to ResMed directly and was advised that the data transfer does take at least an hour to transfer from device to the app, but it has nothing to do with the bluetooth, and the delay is with the machine itself.

      For further questions, or concerns please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221, or you may e-mail us at: cpap@cpap.com. Also, if you would like any further clarifications regarding the data transferring process, or time periods, you may reach ResMed directly at: 1-800-424-0737.

      Have a great weekend!

    2. Hi Greg,
      I suggest you ask your provider to change the Essentials option from On to Plus in the clinical menu. You will then see additional information (AHI, leak, etc.) on the Sleep Report screen while you wait for the MyAir app to update.

  4. Being in the market for a new machine, I was interested to read this article on the best CPAPs. After reading it, however, I’m left wondering if the authors have actual experience with the equipment being written about. It’s hard to know whether I’m just reading a regurgitation of specs with some opinion about them, or a professional review information based on actual use. I was hoping for the later.

    Part of my concern comes from the AirMini review. Much made about the HumidX feature, which is certainly an interesting solution to providing humidification in a highly portable machine. Despite that, I was a bit surprised by the high rating for humidification. I have tried this machine and loved almost everything about it. While the machine itself was pretty quiet, the nature of the HumidX design creates a very loud Darth Vader sort of sound while breathing (at least with the P10 mask I used). For some it wouldn’t be an issue, but it was a showstopper for me. Had I not had direct experience with the machine, I would never have known about this issue from the review. That’s a glaring omission in the article, given it’s a key bit of information that could influence the reader’s decision. It creates a question about what other pros and cons are missing.

    To help inform the reader, please ensure the articles state whether a review is based on third party information or actual use. In the latter case, please include all key pro and cons.

    1. Hi AJ, thank you for your feedback. I can totally understand where you are coming from with your concerns. However, the ratings for the machine that you are speaking about AirMini, specifically lists the drawback for the 30 Decibels (noise level) also, for noise the machine is rated very low with a score of 4 out of 10.

      The article goes even further stating that the noise tolerance level varies from patient to patient. Whereas, some folks may not be bothered by the sound level, others such as yourself will see the sound level as a deal breaker.

      This is why CPAP.com offers free 30 day returns on this machine. We certainly have no interest in making any false claims, or no desire to give the illusion that any of our products are rated higher than they actually are.

      Some of our articles are written by professionals, some by researchers and then others by actual CPAP users. If you scroll to the bottom of each article written, you will see a little bit of information about the Author.

      Thank you for your feedback and if you have any further questions, or concerns, please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221.

      Enjoy your day!

      1. Hi Carol,

        Thanks for the response. I did note the decibel rating for the Airmini. With regards to tolerance, I didn’t find the noise level of the machine itself objectionable.

        The design of the masks with HumidX (at least for the P10 I tried) creates a very different noise signature from traditional masks. You’re right that some people will tolerate it, if for no other reason than this is an amazingly compact machine.

        I personally was surprised by how loud the mask was. If traveling with a partner, that could be a deal breaker.

        HumidX is a pretty nice solution to portable humidification and the article provides accolades there. But the noise issue created by HumidX needs to be included as well, in order to inform the reader of an potential issue that goes beyond the machine itself. Especially since the mask is a required part of the overall system.


  5. I have the Airsense 10. What is missing from all your reviews is quality; as in how long before it breaks. You should have done the work required to speak to the repair people because the Airsense 10 is well-known, and infamous among CPAP techs, to have the humidifier fail within a year.

    So the CPAP devices that have a separate humidifier, or another technology that doesn’t require an ability to steam water, has a clear advantage in the real world. Moreso once you realize that your $900 CPAP machine is gonna give you a sore throat every morning once the humidifier inevitable fails. And getting it replaced, even under warranty, takes weeks.

    1. Hi Pat, i’m sorry you’re experiencing issues with your Airsense 10 with built in heated humidifier. It is not our experience that humidifiers fail with the AirSense 10, or any other, within the warranty period. While certainly it can happen, it is not the norm. At CPAP.com, we do as much troubleshooting over the phone to diagnose what the issue is with the machine – In some cases, our warranty period can be less than a week turnaround, and of course we offer loaner machines during this time, if they are needed.

      That being said, for some people the ability to simply remove and replace the humdifier can be an added benefit – though, truth be told, sometimes its harder to troubleshoot because the issue is actually with the machine itself and not the humdifier.

      Did you purchase your machine from CPAP.com? If so, I will be more than happy to assist you with any technical concerns that you have. Please contact us at: 1-800-356-5221 and ask for Carol.

      Have a great day!

  6. Hi, I’m looking to replace my CPAP and I would like to have an every day machine which I can use in several travels I must make every year. Is this machine souhaitable for everyday use?

    1. Hi Marcelo, you are able to use any of the CPAP machines, for everyday use. If you would like assistance in selecting the machine that may best fit your needs, please feel free to contact our customer service department at: 1-800-356-5221.

      We hope to hear from you soon!

  7. i have been diagnosed to have OSAS recently. I am from India and i have met a person with nidex cpap machine ( SEFAM) made in france, and taking its demo. any idea how is the machine.

    1. Hi Dr. Sonu Sharma, my apologies, but I’m having trouble with locating a Nidex CPAP machine. Please provide additional details about the machine (ex. model number, name of machine, manufacturer).

      For further questions, or concerns, please reach us at: 1-800-356-5221, or you may e-mail us with additional information at: cpap@cpap.com.

      Have a great day!

  8. I will offer this warning to persons that may travel or even relocate and are looking at the Resmed. We purchased the Resmed 10 Auto and found the machine to be excellent as well as quiet. The service where we purchased the product was knowledgeable and outstanding. We moved from Canada to the US less than a year into its use. After a month here, the machine developed a wheezing sound, that according to online searching is quite a normal occurrence. The machine came with a 2-year warranty, but no one here will do the over the counter exchange while the machine is being serviced. The lack of after-service assistance is unacceptable. Because of this issue, I would not recommend this machine to anyone. They’re after purchase assistance is non-existent!

    1. Hi Dan, the article is providing information from first hand knowledge. We do trial the machines, but the information is based on customer feedback also.

      For further questions, or concerns, please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221, or you may e-mail us at: cpap@cpap.com.

      Have a great day!

    1. Hi Mary, I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t received your order after such a long period, but please contact the company you placed the order with for an update on the order status.

      For other questions, or concerns, please reach us at: 1-800-356-5221.

      Have a great weekend!

  9. I’ve been on PAP therapy for over 20 years and I’ve had several different machines, including CPAP, BIPAP and BIPAP ST. Now, my doctor wants me to use an ASV, to help with my CSA.

    I have to agree with the rankings of the brands of the PAP machines ranked by this website.
    I’ve always had ResMed brand of machines, with the exception of my BIPAP ST, when I thought I’d try to try something new. I chose Phillips Respironics Dream Station. Not only was it huge, taking up much space, the machine did not have an automatic on/off feature, once the mask is applied and removed. For compliance reasons, I love that feature on the ResMed Air Curve 10. The Dream Station power button also needed to be held down for a few seconds to power on/off, which was very annoying. Lastly, the supplied hose material had very thin plastic and ripped much to easily. It was a horrible experience.

    I was able to return it and go back to ResMed, which has.much better features, reasonable size and better materials, by far. If you’re unsure which brand to buy, always go with ResMed. You won’t be sorry…

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