Philips Respironics DreamStation vs ResMed AirSense 10 – Auto CPAP Comparison

At The CPAP Shop, we have created a side-by-side CPAP machine comparison, looking at two of our most favored machines: the Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto and the ResMed AirSense 10 Auto.

Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto

The Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto is an innovative, low-profile machine that is 18% smaller and 28% lighter than its predecessor. The sleek, stylish design includes a front-facing, color screen that displays daily progress and a top-mounted humidifier hose swivel.

ResMed AirSense 10 Auto

The ResMed AirSense 10 Auto is a premium sleep therapy machine. It is designed to automatically adjust the air pressure delivery throughout the night, ensuring that you always receive the lowest pressure needed. The ResMed team has also created the AirSense 10 Auto for Her—featuring an algorithm uniquely designed to respond to female-specific sleep apnea characteristics. With each version, the top priority is to provide comfort while delivering effective therapy.

ResMed AirSense 10

• An auto-adjusting device for treating sleep apnea that includes a built-in humidifier, is whisper-quiet, and offers free shipping

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Side-by-Side Auto CPAP Machine Comparison

 DreamStation AutoAirSense 10 Auto
Warranty2 with an option for 5 years2 years
Sound Level25.8 dBa26 dBa
APAP Weight1.56 lbs2.75 lbs
APAP + Humidifier Weight2.75 lbs2.75 lbs
Size7.6 x 6.2 x 3.34.6 x 10.0 x 5.91
HumidifierOptionalIntegrated
Cold HumidifierYesYes
Standard/Auto ModeAuto and FixedAuto and Fixed
Pressure Range4-20 cm H2O4-20 cm H2O
Exhale Pressure ReliefYesYes
RampYesYes
Battery OperableYesYes
Leak CompensationYesYes
Heated TubingOptionalOptional
FiltersPollen and Ultra-FineUltra-Fine
Bluetooth connectivityYesYes
Ambient lightYesYes

Price

At the time of this update,

  • AirSense10 starts around $549
  • DreamStation starts around $335

Feedback from Users

Philips Respironics DreamStation Auto Feedback

“Extremely satisfied with comfort and ease of use.” – Review by Max

The unit is very quiet and also light weight. I have no problems with the humidifier and I love the heated tubing which I have never used before. I have been using CPAP for 19 years. The new technologies incorporated into the Dream Station is very useful and amazing !!!

“Best Machine Ever” – Review by ChristheOwl

Had the DreamStation for 6 months and I gotta say that I LOVE IT!! Best machine I ever had. I have the battery pack and use it camping (no humidifier though). Works perfect.

“simply the best” – Review by bigdutch

Tried and used 3 different ones. This one is simply the best, most useable, versatile, quiet and very efficient.

ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine with Heated Humidifier Feedback

“Awesome machine, worth the price” – Review by Mouthbreather

After many hours of research, this was the best. I am so happy with it. It is small and quiet. I also use the heated tubing with this machine. It is the perfect set up. I have traveled with this, used it in hotels with no issue. Comes with a perfect travel case, also. I also love being able to log into the ResMed website and track my progress with the machine.

“The AirSense 10” – Review by Steveo

My wife had purchased this unit last year. I just started a CPAP and purchased the AirSense 10. Both of us love this machine. It’s very quiet, great functions and nice carrying case for when we have to travel. Definitely a great purchase!

“Great machine” – Review by Victor G

I started using this machine about a month ago and I love it. My wife says that I stopped snoring. I sleep much better and I’m so tired during the day. Should have done this years ago.

So, Which One is the Winner? Which is better AirSense 10 or DreamStation?

While both CPAP machines match in quality, there are a few characteristics that make one preferred over the other. First, The DreamStation is the more lightweight and compact machine, making it by far the best choice for frequent travel. The AirSense 10 delivers more features and functionality while still providing portability.

For users who travel and want the basics, the DreamStation is the ideal CPAP machine. For users who like sleep coaching services and an integrated humidifier in their travel CPAP, the AirSense 10 delivers.

If you have any questions about either the Philips Respironics DreamStation or the ResMed AirSense 10, call our customer care team at 866-414-9700 or email questions@thecpapshop.com.

Chris Vasta CPAP Expert & President at The CPAP Shop

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Over a 10+ year career at PHH Mortgage managing a $100 million portfolio, Chris Vasta learned the ins and outs of the business world. He learned how to establish business relationships, lead a multi-prong team, and implement strategies for long-term growth. In 2007, Vasta used that experience to transition his role into president of The CPAP Shop. Over his tenure, Vasta has been involved in everything from website design to warehouse layout. His hands-on approach with customers has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the challenges of beginning and adhering to sleep therapy. He often provides his insights on product…


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  • Neville Penney

    I have been using a Dream Station since 2017 and very happy with it. Looking forward to a replacement due to problems with foam. However my problem is that I download data every day on my iPad but today the data download appeared for a fraction of a second and the screen then goes to log in screen. Attempt to log in and same thing happens. Unable to set up new account as already registered. Any help would be appreciated as am unable to contact technical help etc.

  • Paul S Montague

    Phillips Dreamstations have been recalled due to breakdown of toxic sound insulating foam. I have one and can’t get my provider to switch me to the ResMed. The recall does it for me. I will do my best to get the ResMed. No idea of when Phillips will fix/replace my machine, but I’m not using it until it gets fixed or replaced. Phillips has little to no information. I need to go on an extended trip soon. I probably won’t have a CPAP for months.

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      Paul, we understand your frustration. This is an extremely difficult time for CPAP users, especially users of the DreamStation. We do not currently go through any insurance providers, so feel free to give us a call at 866-414-9700 and we will do our best to find a solution for you before your trip.

  • Diana J. Ferrara

    I have had the Dream Station for the past few years and yesterday 6/14/21 there was a recall for these and a few other machines from Phillips. I don’t know what to do. I am waiting for a return call from my doctor.

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      Hi Diana, Philips is advising all CPAP patients affected by the recall to stop using their machine and contact their doctor. If you purchased the machine from us, feel free to give us a call at 866-414-9700 to discuss some options. Hope this helps!

  • Lisa Ceran

    I have been using Resmed CPAPs for the last 20 years, most recently the Airsense 10 for Her. I liked the design of the Phillips Dreamstation and tried it. It was very quiet at first and I liked the humidification slightly better. BUT the machine became very loud over the next couple months. I traded it for the Resmed Airsense 10 Black machine as I thought it would show less wear over time. BUT the algorithm was too aggressive and the machine woke me up constantly with mask leaks and a very dry mouth. My VERY PATIENT DME provider then switched it to the Resmed Airsense 10 for Her, same as my old machine. It is a perfect fit for me and I continue to love it!

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      Hi Lisa! We are happy to hear you are enjoying the AirSense 10 For Her and that it provides you with quiet relief!

    • Susan Reymann

      It’s the best! I had a hard time getting use to it. Always heard good things about the Resmed Airsense 10. I bought the Lumina cleaning system. It seemed like the best instead of So Clean

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