Accessing menus: ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP Device

By Gavin | February 14, 2019

We're going to run through the menus: the ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP devices.

Before I get into the menus, if you ever get lost on this screen simply press this home button, and you'll get back to this home screen. This button here will allow you to scroll down and scroll up, and once you're on to the part that you want to select simply press the button in to select. I'm now going to run through the adjustable options of your CPAP machine.

First up we have Ramp time, Ramp time is the amount of time it takes from your machine to go from its start pressure up to its therapeutic pressure. The ResMed AirSense 10 devices have a feature inside them which will detect. Once you are asleep the machine will automatically start building up to the therapeutic pressure required to treat your sleep apnea.

If you want to change your ramp time you can change this over to manual, simply click on that and then adjust your ramp time according to your needs. For example, if you want your ramp time to be 15 minutes simply twist the dial to 15 minutes and select that, you can now see it displayed on the screen as your ramp time 15 minutes.

When changing your climate control settings make sure that your heated tube is plugged in it in the back of the machine. Climate control can be set on an automatic feature or you can change the settings to manual settings to change over to Matt. You simply click scroll down to manual click, again you'll now be able to change your tube temperature, 27 is a nice default temperature, and you can change your humidity, level 4 is a nice default setting. Here again, you can go lower or you can go higher.

Pressure relief on older machines may have been presented to you as EP, our pressure relief refers to the exhaled breath, when you're breathing in we'll always need the right amount of pressure, but when you're breathing out we can reduce that pressure to make it more comfortable.

Using your CPAP therapy with the smart start you can start your machine by simply breathing into your mask. When you take your mask off it will automatically turn the Machine off, if you want to change smart start simply select and turn it off. Our default setting for Smart Start is off.

The next thing we can do is select which mask we are using, in the back of the machine we have three options, here you have your nasal pillow mask, so for us, that's the p10, we have full face mask, so the f20 or the nasal mask which is the end 20.

The run mask fit feature allows you to increase the pressure at the start of the night to ensure that your mask is going to seal once your pressures increase at the moment I have the mask ceiling, but as soon as we have it, it started early. It will tell you to adjust your Mars run to warm up.

The run warm-up feature allows you to warm up your humidifier at the start of the night, before jumping into bed simply click, and this will start warming up your humidifier.

Next up we have airplane mode, airplane mode simply turns off the remote monitoring features within the machine, next up will run through your sleep report each morning, you will get data showing you how you went the night. Before it will show you how long you use the machine for how many times per hour your airway was, either completely or partially blocked off, whether your mask fits properly and whether your humidifier is working.

If you continue to scroll down we were able to get some more summary data here, for the period you can go one day, one week, one month, three months, and six months or one year. We like to leave it in one month, this will then give us a summary of your therapy over the past month.

It will tell us how many days you've used it over the last month, how many days over four hours you have used it, every juice each over this time, and the total used hours, it'll then tell us your average pressure.

It will let us know whether or not your mask is leaking, and at what rate typically we try to keep this figure below 24 liters, this one's at nineteen, in an acceptable range, and then it'll tell us your blockages per hour, total AI refers to the amount of obstructive apnea, and central apnea is added together.

The last figure we get is the total amount of central sleep apnea occurring through the night, so the light on top of the CPAP machine can be green and can be white or it can be dark. When it is green, it means the machine is in standby mode, when it is white that means it is in therapy mode, once the machine is in therapy mode this white light will stay illuminated for 15 seconds. After this time the light will go dark meaning there is no bright light shining in your room while you're trying to go to sleep.

As you can see, the ResMed AirSense 10 device provides lots of comprehensive and impressive data, the beauty of these CPAP machines is that this data is sent to us each morning, there is no need for you to stress over this information, but it does provide a helpful guide for you if you wish to do a self-check on how you're going.