The Best CPAP Machines in 2021

If you've recently been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it's likely your doctor has recommended you use a CPAP machine. These machines help treat sleep apnea by delivering pressurized air throughout the night to keep your airways open and ensure sufficient oxygen supply. There are many great options available, but it's important to choose one that aligns with your unique needs. That's why we've compiled a list of the best CPAP machines based on features, price, and reviews from real users. Whether you're searching for your first machine or you want to upgrade your current one, we'll discuss the key features of each option to help you make an informed decision. Before we dive into our list, here's a quick look at the best CPAPs in 2021:

  1. ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
  2. ResMed AirMini

ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet

Coming in at the top of our list, the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is the all-around best sleep apnea machine available. Users enjoy several key benefits:

  • AutoSet: Its standout feature, AutoSet, enables the machine to detect events as you sleep and automatically adjust air pressure to compensate.
  • Tracking App: The AirSense 10 is one of three devices on this list that supports a dedicated sleep apnea app to help you track the quality of your therapy, make adjustments based on device feedback, and share data with your doctor.
  • Humidifier: Due to the consistent movement of air, many CPAP machine reviews mention a dry throat and nose as a drawback to their therapy. With a built-in, heated humidifier, the AirSense 10 prevents any discomfort from developing, ensuring a comfortable night of sleep.
  • Noise: For light sleepers, the AirSense 10 is one of the quietest CPAP machines available.

If you're looking for extra features, this machine is also available with an optional ClimateLineAir tube, an add-on that helps reduce condensation buildup in tubing from the humidifier. In addition, the ResMed  10 AutoSet for Her is a great option for women who want the same great therapy tailored to their unique needs.

ResMed AirMini

Last on our list, but certainly not least, the ResMed AirMini occupies the number four spot as another great travel option:

  • HumidX: This smart feature recycles exhaled air to add humidity to your therapy without the need for a dedicated water tank.
  • Size: If portability is your biggest priority, this is the device for you. Measuring in at five inches by three inches by two inches and weighing less than a pound, the AirMini takes the crown as the smallest and lightest CPAP machine available.
  • Noise: The AirMini almost matches the AirSense 10 with quiet performance throughout the night.
  • AirMini App: This machine has its own, dedicated app which offers similar features to those listed (data sharing, tips, device calibration).

Other benefits of the AirMini include FAA approval for flights, multiple mask options for optimized fit, and ActiveAir technology to improve efficiency.

Next Steps

If you're in the market for a CPAP machine, we hope this guide helps you find a fit that takes your therapy to the next level. As always, our team of customer service experts is available if you have any questions or need a recommendation.

Now that you've learned more about the best CPAP machines on the market, remember that maintaining high-quality therapy means keeping your machine as clean as possible. Check out our resource on the best CPAP cleaners for tips on machines that sanitize your equipment, or read our guide on how to clean a CPAP machine for step-by-step instructions and recommended products to clean your equipment by hand.