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The DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine is a sleek, user-friendly APAP machine from Philips Respironics. The machine has multiple advanced features incorporated such as bluetooth connectivity, SmartRamp, and OptiStart. Also available is the OPTIONAL DreamStation Heated Humidifier to increase comfort by adding heat and moisture to therapy air.
Manufactured by Philips Respironics.
5% of AutoCPAP Machine product buyers choose this product.
The DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine is a modern looking machine with many advanced features to increase therapy effectiveness and comfort. Advanced data can be reviewed on the machine's display, downloaded off the included SD card, or viewed via Bluetooth on the DreamMapper app on compatible devices (not included). This is an auto-adjusting machine that automatically adjusts pressure during the night on a breath-by-breath basis to provide the optimum pressure needed.
- Sleek, User-Friendly Design
- Colorful Display
- Auto-Adjusting Pressure
- OptiStart Technology
- OPTIONAL Heated Humidifier
- Advanced Features Incorporated
- A-Flex Pressure Relief
Sleek, User-Friendly Design with Colorful Display
The DreamStation machine is a sleek white color and measures 7.6 inches x 6.2 inches x 3.3 inches and weighs 2.94 lbs making it smaller and lighter than the System One models by Respironics. The machine has a front-facing color display with a large dial for navigating menus. Menus and settings are navigated through and changed by turning and pressing the dial as needed. An ambient light sensor on the top of the machine allows the machine to adjust screen brightness depending on light levels in the room. The DreamStation Auto has tray style filters that slide in and out of the machine easily for cleaning and replacement. The darker blue filter is a reusable filter which should be washed regularly, and the lighter blue is a disposable filter which should be replaced every 30 days or sooner if dirty.
Auto-Adjusting Pressure and Opti-Start Technology
The DreamStation Auto monitors the user throughout the night to provide pressures as needed when events occur. The machine remains at the lower pressure of the auto-adjusting range, and if an event is detected, increases pressure up to the upper pressure of the range to support the airway. With Opti-Start enabled, the machine begins therapy at 90% of the pressure reached in the previous session to help address residual events that may occur early in therapy.
OPTIONAL DreamStation Heated Humidifier and Heated Tube
Available for additional purchase is the DreamStation Heated Humidifier, the integrated heated humidifier for use with the DreamStation Auto. The heated humidifier connects directly to the machine and features dry box technology to help reduce the chance of water entering the machine from the humidifier. The water chamber is dishwasher safe and is designed to be easily taken out for cleaning and filling. The chamber sits inside the humidifier and with the lid open can be lifted straight out of the humidifier and sat back inside and the lid closed to be ready for use again.
The humidifier can be set in a standard heating mode which provides constant heat levels throughout the night, with both the humidifier and heated tube having heat settings of 0 to 5 with 0 being off and 5 being the highest heat. Adaptive mode is also available which monitors ambient humidity and automatically adjusts heat levels during the night to provide optimum humidity. Preheat will heat the humidifier up to 30 minutes before starting therapy. Also available for additional purchase is the DreamStation Heated Tube to further increase therapy comfort by helping maintain heat and moisture in therapy air all the way to the mask. If the humidifier is not being used, the heated tube can be connected directly to the machine, though will not heat.
Advanced Features Incorporated
The DreamStation Auto CPAP has many advanced features included to help the user track and monitor therapy effectiveness. Some of the incorporated features include:
- SmartRamp: Unlike a traditional ramp that increases pressure constantly over a set amount of time, SmartRamp will monitor the user and increase pressure only if an event occurs. During SmartRamp if an event occurs which requires the lowest pressure of the APAP range, ramp will conclude. Traditional ramp is also available if desired. The APAP therapy range must be greater than 4 cm H2O in order for ramp to be used.
- Advanced Data Displayed: The machine will show on-screen advanced data such as AHI, Periodic Breathing, Leak Rate, and Therapy Hours. It will also show the pressure the machine was at or below 90% of the time, which is used for Opti-Start.
- Mask Fit Check: This feature will provide airflow to the mask and display if leaks are detected in the mask. As the mask is adjusted the machine's display will update to advise if a proper fit is detected.
- Auto On/Off: The DreamStation APAP can detect if the user has their mask on or off and will begin or stop therapy accordingly if enabled.
- Bluetooth Connectivity: Bluetooth is built-in to connect to the DreamMapper app to track therapy. The DreamMapper app is available on compatible iOS (iOS 6 or newer) and Android devices (2.2 or newer) and can be downloaded in the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. iOS and Android device not included.
- Regular Alerts/Reminders: Every 30 days the machine will show a reminder to change filters.
A-Flex Pressure Relief
A-Flex helps mimic natural breathing patterns by lowering pressure during exhalation. The transition between inhalation and exhalation is also softened, making breathing more natural. As the machine adjusts pressure during the night, A-Flex also adjusts so that the desired amount of relief for exhalation is always given.
DreamStation Comparison Chart: For a comparison of the features and benefits of each DreamStation model, please see the Manufacturer's DreamStation Comparison Chart. It's a good way to compare and see what features go with which machine.
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This Product Includes...
- DreamStation Auto Machine
- 15mm Hose with 22mm Ends
- Dark Blue Reusable Filter (Installed)
- Light Blue Disposable Filter (Uninstalled)
- SD Card (Installed)
- 80W Power Supply
- Power Cord
- User Manual
- Carry Bag
Dimensions - Machine Alone: Approx. 7.6 in W x 6.2 in L x 3.3 in H
Dimensions - Machine with Optional Heated Humidifier (Excluding Air Outlet Port): Approx. 11.7 in L x 7.6 in W x 3.3 in H
Weight - Machine Alone: Approx. 1.56 lbs (24.96 oz)
Weight - Machine with Optional Heated Humidifier and Power Supply: Approx. 4.37 lbs
Dimensions - 80W Power Supply: 5.5 in L x 2.75 in W x 1.5 in H
Weight - 80W Power Supply (Without Cord): 1.03 lbs (16.42 oz)
Weight - 80W Power Supply (With Cord):1.21 lbs (19.424 oz)
Pressure Range: 4-20 cm H2O, 0.5 increments
Power Consumption: 80W Power Supply: 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0-1.0 A
Dimensions - Carry Bag: 15 in L x 8.5 in W x 5.5 in H
Noise Level - Machine Alone: 25.8 dBA
Noise Level - Machine with Optional Humidifier: 27.9 dBA
Water Capacity - OPTIONAL Humidifier: 325 mL
Materials - Reusable Filter (Dark Blue): Polyester
Materials - Disposable Filter (Light Blue): Blended Synthetic Fiber
Operating Temperature: 41° - 95° F (5° - 35° C)
Storage Temperature: -4° - 140° F (-20° - 60° C)
Relative Humidity - Operating & Storage: 15 - 95% (Non-Condensing)
Atmospheric Pressure: 101 - 77 kPA (0 - 7500 ft)
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The user manual included with this machine can be viewed and downloaded here: DreamStation Auto Machine.
Please Note: DreamStation machines are not equipped with a Mask Alert feature. The machines are not designed to sound an alarm or display the words "Leak Alert" on the screen. The Mask Fit Check feature can be used to ensure the mask is sealing properly prior to beginning therapy.
The DreamStation machines must be used with DreamStation filters and accessories. Accessories for other machines, even other machines by Respironics, are not compatible and will not work with the DreamStation. See the "Replacement Parts" page for the DreamStation machine to see compatible replacement parts and accessories.
If the optional humidifier is not purchased, the DreamStation will come with a standard, non-heated 15mm hose. The machine also has a setting for a larger 22mm hose if desired. Ensure the correct tube setting is selected for the hose being used so that effective therapy is provided.
If the optional heated tube is purchased and connected, the machine will automatically change the tube setting to 15mm and it cannot be adjusted. The optional heated tube should be washed regularly with warm water and a mild soap. Ensure the tube and all connections are completely dry before use. If the humidifier is not being used, the heated tube can be connected directly to the machine, though it will not heat.
The DreamStation will come with the dark blue reusable filter installed, and the lighter blue disposable filter uninstalled. To attach the disposable filter to the reusable filter, place it underneath the reusable filter with the slotted side facing up, and the longer edge facing the side of the reusable filter that faces the outside of the machine. Line up the filters and press the reusable filter down to connect the two together, then slide the combined filters into the machine.
The optional humidifier has replaceable parts such as the dry box assembly, lid seal, and dry box seals that should be replaced if damaged or worn. See the replacement parts section of this page to view all available parts. The humidifier chamber is dishwasher safe and should be washed regularly to avoid mineral deposits and ensure cleanliness. When removing the water chamber and placing back in the humidifier, carefully use both hands to hold the chamber steady to avoid spilling of water into the humidifier or machine. Do not exceed the max fill lines on the chamber or water may escape out of the chamber.
System One Resistance Control Settings
Please reference this link to find the resistance control setting for the different Philips Respironics masks: System One Resistance Control Settings.
Power Supply and DC Cable Tips
The 80 watt power supply included with the DreamStation machine will power the optional heated humidifier and heated tube. The power supply is found behind the divider inside the carry bag with the look and hoop fasteners. The DreamStation power supply is the only power supply that will work with the DreamStation machines. Power supplies for other machines including previous Respironics machines, are not compatible. Similarly, the DreamStation-specific DC cable is the only DC cable compatible with the DreamStation machines, other DC cables will not work.
This machine comes with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty. CPAP.com will work with the manufacturer on your behalf if the machine needs repairs. Please follow these steps:
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-356-5221 to receive an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) Number before returning the equipment
- Include a note with the machine describing the issue you are experiencing, along with your full contact information to include a return shipping address and the RMA number provided to you
- Ship only the defective items to CPAP.com at 13235 N Promenade Blvd Stafford, TX 77477
- Do not return accessory items such as the carry bag, hose or power cords
- Loaner Machines are available for rental during the warranty process
- Email updates will be sent to keep you informed as the machine moves through the warranty process
- CPAP.com will contact the manufacturer on your behalf and handle all shipping between us and the manufacturer
- The repaired or replaced unit will be returned to you. Shipping charges may apply.
Please note: The manufacturer warranty is voided by water damage or misuse of the machine.
What's the difference between the DreamStation Auto and the DreamStation Go?
The DreamStation Auto and the DreamStation Go are two very different machines. The DreamStation Go is Respironics' newest machine, and is built for travel. It features a small form factor and is extremely portable.
The machine you're looking at right now, is the DreamStation Auto. It's one of the quietest machines on the market today and can be purcahsed with an optional heated humidifier. It automatically adjusts the pressure with each breath, making sure the pressure is always correct for individual therapy needs.
Both machines are great at what they do, and choosing the right machine is going to depend on how it's intended to be used. Frequent travellers may prefer the DreamStation Go. The DreamStation Auto would be a great first machine, or a great replacement to older equipment. Choosing a machine is a personal decision, and it depends on individual needs.
What's the Difference Between the DreamStation Auto and the DreamStation CPAP?
These two machines are very similar with one major exception. The DreamStation Auto selects the right pressure for the user based on an analysis of individual breaths by the user. As the user's needs change, the DreamStation Auto selects the right pressure setting automatically.
The DreamStation CPAP is programmed with one pressure when it leaves our warehouse, and it doesn't have the ability to auto adjust to the right pressure like the DreamStation Auto does.
The DreamStation 80W power supply is compatible with 100 - 240 V AC power. If used internationally, a wall plug adapter must be used, such as the World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs. The power supply itself does not come with a cord. The actual cord with the plug for the DreamStation Machine can be found here.
The shielded DC cord allows a DreamStation machine to be plugged in to a cigarette-style DC outlet to be powered while away from AC power. The shielded DC cord will power the machine, humidifier, and heated tube. This DC cord is compatible with DreamStation machines only and is not compatible with any other machine.
How to Change the Fuse for the Shielded DC Cord
The DreamStation comes with an 8 amp fuse already installed. Should the fuse need to be replaced, no worries. The DC cord comes with two replacement fuses. Replacement instructions are as follows:
BE CAUTIOUS: the spring inside the DC Cord should not be removed or accidentally become dislodged, as this can result in damage or loss. If the spring becomes accidentally removed, it will need to be re-inserted for the device to work.
- Unscrew and remove the DC cord's cap, and remove the fuse.
- Slide the replacement fuse in behind the cap.
- Screw the cap in place on top of the replacement fuse.
Weighing in at only 1.7 pounds the Freedom Battery is a terrific option for travel. Add the DreamStation 12V Power Adapter for C-100 & Freedom CPAP Travel Battery Packs to connect the DreamStation Auto to the Freedom Battery. The Freedom battery meets UN Manual Test and Criteria requirements for travel.
The Respironics Lithium Ion Travel Battery Kit is intended for use with 50 Series, 60 Series, and DreamStation machines. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) mode is designed to help the battery kick in automatically if AC power fails. This mode ensures power is never lost to the CPAP machine, even after power from the outlet is disconnected. When AC power is available again, the battery will be bypassed, and AC will resume powering the machine. The battery weighs 2.25 lbs and is FAA approved for use on flights. The kit includes a travel case, device cord, and 50 Series adapters used to connect the machine to the battery as well as connect the battery to the power supply for charging. This kit does not include a power supply as it is designed to operate from the machine's power supply.
The manufacturer states the Respironics battery has a run time of 14 hours with a pressure of 10cm H20 or lower, excluding a heated tube humidifier.