Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced Machine Review

The Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto Advanced CPAP Machine is great for both home and travel CPAP therapy and includes several new features and functions to take patients further with their treatment.

Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced Machine

Benefits of Using the Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced Machine

The DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced Machine is 29% smaller and 32% lighter than the original model. Weighing in at roughly 2.3 pounds, this machine takes up minimal space on the nightstand. It can also be conveniently packed in luggage or a carry-on to bring while traveling.

In addition to its redesigned look, the newest DreamStation CPAP has enhanced connectivity, allowing users to pair their CPAP with their smart device via the DreamMapper app and Bluetooth. Patients can also now connect a pulse oximeter to the DreamStation 2 to receive accurate blood oxygen readings.

Lastly, the Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto Advanced has been updated to be compatible with the lightest, slimmest CPAP tube from Respironics – the 12mm tube, which now comes in a heated option for users who prefer heated tubing. DreamStation 2 is also compatible with 15mm and standard 22mm tubing.

Philips Respironics DreamStation 2

• A home and portable CPAP unit in one, and includes comfort features like Ramp Plus, humidification, and heated tubing

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Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Performance

Easy to Use Touchscreen

Users will notice right away that the dial from the original DreamStation model has disappeared and has been replaced with a full-color touchscreen. Swipe through menus, change settings, and even read sleep reports all with just one finger.

Ramp PLUS Helps New & Current CPAP Patients

Ramp Plus is among the new features included with the DreamStation 2. As new CPAP patients struggle with adapting to prescribed pressure settings, Ramp Plus eases them into CPAP therapy with a lower more comfortable pressure setting. As they fall asleep, Ramp Plus automatically changes to the prescribed settings so patients stay CPAP compliant and comfortable all night long. 

Ramp Plus takes all the benefits of traditional ramp features and adds to them. Now, when patients activate their ramp settings, the DreamStation 2 will remember them and begin each round of therapy with Ramp Plus. Users can set their ramp at a pressure setting from 4 to 10 for a period of 15, 30, or 45 minutes.

Humidification Built-In

Dreamstation 2 humidifier

Another main difference between the original DreamStation model and the DreamStation 2 is the integrated humidifier. Previously, DreamStation users that wanted a humidifier for their CPAP therapy had to purchase it separately as an optional add-on. Now, each machine comes with a humification system built right in. Patients can dial in their perfect humidifier settings using the touchscreen.

The benefit of integrated humidification means users no longer have to add on their optional humidifier, which can become difficult to pack when traveling. The built-in design offers moistened pressurized air to prevent nasal soreness and dry throat in the morning without additional equipment. The new humidifier design builds on the simplicity of the DreamStation Go version. Just slide the water chamber out, fill it with water, and slide it back into place until it clicks. Patients can easily fill or change their humidifier with one hand.

Advanced Smart Features Improve CPAP Machine Interaction

The new DreamStation 2 offers an easier remote setup using an integrated cell modem and simplified Bluetooth so you can access your sleep data effortlessly. Other benefits of advanced connectivity include: 

  • Easy and fast changes to your CPAP prescription
  • Troubleshooting with advanced Performance Check to get the best operative performance from your auto CPAP machine
  • Proprietary personalized settings that let you customize your CPAP experience with pinpoint pressure adjustments that are automatic

Additional Features for the Philips Respironics DreamStation 2

  • Hidden cord routing for clutter free nightstand
  • Color touch screen to access sleep menus and comfort settings
  • Sleek, modern, one-button design

How Does DreamStation 2 Compare to its Competitors?

 Philips Respironics DreamStation 2ResMed AirSense 10Philips Respironics DreamStation
Dimensions10.78″ x 6.24″ x 3.34″10.04″ x 5.91″ x 4.57″11.70″ x 7.60″ x 3.30″
Weight2.29lbs2.75lbs4.10lbs
Pressure Range4-20 cmH2O4-20 cmH2O4-20 cmH2O
Ramp?YesYesYes
Bluetooth?YesYesYes
Touchscreen?YesNoNo
Integrated Humidifier?YesYesNo

Where Can I Learn More About the Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced Machine?

The Philips Respironics DreamStation 2 is on The CPAP Shop‘s website to learn more about its features and benefits.

For any questions regarding the DreamStation 2 or any other Philips Respironics products, contact our knowledgeable customer care team. They can be reached via phone at 866-414-9700 or via email at questions@thecpapshop.com.

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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…


33 Comments Leave new

  • Edith Riggs

    I am an elderly person on limited income . My machine was recalled and Medicaid will not pay for a new one because it had not been 5 yrs. what am I supposed to do DIE . Please help me !

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Edith, there are many ways to save on our site, including a Rewards Program that helps you earn points you can use towards purchases. The CPAP Shop also offers monthly payment options. Please reach out to our customer care team at 866-414-9700 to learn more.

    • Gail Johnson

      Respironics has a form to fill out that will get your machine on the list for a free replacement

  • CB3

    The dreamstation 1 had an auto start feature by just breathing. Does the Dreamstation 2 have this feature also?

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi there, to start your DreamStation 2 device, simply put on your mask and start breathing. You can also push the therapy button. The Ramp Plus feature allows you to set a comfortable starting pressure while you fall asleep. Once Ramp Plus is set, it will be saved and automatically activated for current and future therapy sessions.

    • Spencer

      Yes! After a couple of breaths it will start.

  • David Plowman

    My Philips Dreamstation, which is under recall, operates on the supplied 120v cord with the power brick that reduces 120v AC to 12v DC. I was able to purchase as an option a 12V DC Power Cord that replaces the standard power cord for use when I am camping without 120v power. Is this still an option with the Dreamstation 2, and if so will my existing 12v power cable work on the Dreamstation 2?

  • Jrt

    Very informative thanks

  • Peter

    Can the dream station2 be activated without blue tooth? Some don’t have smart phones and tablets

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Peter, to start your DreamStation 2 device, simply put on your mask and start breathing or press the therapy button. The Ramp Plus feature allows you to set a comfortable starting pressure while you fall asleep. Once Ramp Plus is set, it will be saved and automatically activated for current and future therapy sessions.

  • Robert stone

    Is the dream station II part of the recall ? My machine is the older dreamstation and is under the recall. I have the first machine which is the same as the newer one under recall. I used the old machine to travel with and the new at home. The new dreamstation is more portable and I am interested in it or the resmed if this new one is also under recall. I would like a cost for the new one if not under the reall. My machine is registered for he reall but no one can tell us when I can expect to get a new machine. If it is not under the recall can they send the new dreamstation I need to use it daily and have been told not to use it. Help!

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      Hi Robert, the DreamStation 2 is not affected by the Philips Respironics foam recall. If you’d like more information about the cost of the machine or any further details, feel free to contact our customer care team at 866-414-9700. Thank you.

  • Allen R Birdwell

    IS THE DREAMSTATION AUTO 2 CPAP PURCHASE COVERED BY MEDICARE WITH A PRESCRIPTION?

    • Andrew Rivenbark

      Allen, we do not accept any insurance for CPAP Machines and are an out of pocket retailer. That said, you are able to submit your receipt to your provider for potential reimbursement, but you would need to talk to them to see if it is covered. Hope this helps!

  • Dean

    1. What is the noise level (db) of the various cpap units ? (Dreamstation 2 vs the dreamstation vs the Airsense 10 vs the F&P sleepstyle).
    2. Is the DS2 available in Canada ?

    • Chris Vasta

      1. Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP: DreamStation motor delivers only 25.8 dB(A) with an average pressure of 10cm.
      2. Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto 2 CPAP: Machine Sound Level: 27 dB(A)
      3. ResMed Airsense10 Auto CPAP: 27 dB(A)

      Thank you for your interest in the Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto2. However, are not permitted to sell ResMed or Respironics products outside the US. If you would like to check with Philips Respironcis if they have any distributors in your area, they can be contacted at 1-(858)836-5000.

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