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Resmed AirSense 10 CPAP Review:
Expert Reviewed for Sleep Apnea Relief


Written by Garen Glazier

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

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The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that features automatic positive airway pressure (APAP) capabilities to continuously calculate the best pressure level based on sensor data. 

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ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet

The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet automatically adjusts pressure delivery based on your breathing levels, making it more comfortable and flexible than standard CPAP machines. Other helpful features include a heated humidifier and tubing to reduce congestion, automatic pressure reduction when you exhale, and a ramp function for gradually easing into your therapy.

To help you decide whether the AirSense 10 is the right CPAP machine for your needs, we’ll explain its features and performance before taking a closer look at what other users think. The AirSense 10 AutoSet is the predecessor to the AirSense 11 AutoSet, which was released in August 2021, so we’ll also cover the differences between these two models.

Medical Disclaimer: The following content should not be used as medical advice or as a recommendation for any specific PAP product. It is important to consult your health care provider prior to starting PAP therapy or altering your current treatment for sleep-related breathing conditions.

ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet Review

ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine in use
ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine in use

Product Description

The AirSense 10 AutoSet is a well-rated, easy-to-use CPAP machine with APAP functions. It’s a great option for most people, especially anyone who is new to CPAP therapy. The device is loaded with features that can automatically adjust pressure levels, air temperature, and humidity to keep you sleeping peacefully.




10″ x 5.9″ x 4.6″


2.75 lbs.

Noise Rating:

26.6 dBA


  • Competitive price when compared to other CPAP machines with APAP capabilities
  • Straightforward and intuitive design with simplified controls
  • Comfort features include automatic ramp settings, expiratory pressure relief, and included heated tubing


  • APAP settings designed for women are only available in the AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her model
  • Price may be high for people who don’t plan to use the APAP capabilities
  • Humidifier may cause rainout when used with standard CPAP tubing

ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP Machine: The Full Scoop

The AirSense 10 AutoSet can be used as either a CPAP or APAP machine depending on what your doctor believes is best for your needs. The AirSense 10 series also includes an AutoSet for Her model and a CPAP-only Elite model. 

The AirSense 10 AutoSet’s APAP algorithm uses the lowest effective air pressure level at any given moment. Some people appreciate the lower pressure levels, while others dislike how often the pressure level changes. 

Although the AirSense 10’s primary selling point is its APAP algorithm, it also offers a color LCD screen, heated tubing, and comfort-oriented features like expiratory pressure relief (EPR) and automatic ramp settings. These features lower the pressure level when you exhale and slowly raise the pressure level as you fall asleep.

Standout Features
  • AutoSet option provides APAP functionality within a prescribed air pressure range
  • Automatic ramp settings make falling asleep more comfortable since you begin at a lower air pressure level
  • SmartStart turns on the machine when you put your mask on and turns it off when you remove your mask
  • EPR lowers the air pressure level when you breathe out
  • Built-in humidifier and included ClimateLineAir heated tubing
  • Color LCD screen automatically dims when you turn out your light
  • Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on flights

Size and Value

The AirSense 10 is slightly shorter than a standard toaster and about half the height, making it the right size for most bedside tables. The integrated humidifier tank does make the AirSense 10 larger than models without this feature, but at less than three pounds the machine still fits comfortably into carry-on luggage. 

Although the AirSense 10 is more expensive than most CPAP machines, its price-point is slightly lower than most other APAP machines with similar features. You may also be able to find the AirSense 10 available at a discount since it is not the latest in ResMed’s AirSense series.

10” x 5.9″ x 4.6″2.75 lbs.

Device Performance

  • Noise Level: The AirSense 10 has a noise level of 27 decibels when the humidifier is running. This level of sound is considered whisper-quiet and is unlikely to bother most people once they become accustomed to it. 
  • Ease of Use: A color LCD screen, intuitive prompts and menus, and a large dial control make the AirSense 10 relatively easy to use for people with vision or dexterity concerns. The machine also comes with straightforward instructions that include troubleshooting for common problems. 
  • Portability: Although the AirSense 10 is significantly larger than most PAP machines designed for travel, it is small enough to fit into most luggage and is FAA-approved for use during flight. However, frequent flyers may prefer a travel PAP machine with features like waterless humidification. 
  • Pressure Settings: Both the CPAP and APAP settings on the AirSense 10 have a pressure range of 4 to 20 centimeters of water pressure (cm H2O). This is a common pressure range for CPAP machines and is likely to serve the needs of most users. 
  • Air-Temperature Control: Using the included ClimateLineAir tubing allows you to use the automatic Climate Control setting or manually change the air temperature level. There are no air temperature controls that are available when using a standard CPAP hose. 
  • Humidity Control: You can manually choose a humidity level between 1 and 8 or set your machine to select the correct humidity automatically. However, choosing a high humidity level without using the ClimateLineAir heated tubing may cause condensation, known as rainout, within the tubing. 
  • Compatibility: The AirSense 10, like most other CPAP machines, is fully compatible with most CPAP masks, standard tubing, and other accessories regardless of the manufacturer. However, ClimateLineAir tubing is the only heated CPAP hose that can be used with this machine.  
  • Maintenance: ResMed suggests that users wash the tank and air tubing once a week using warm, soapy water. After washing, the components should be rinsed thoroughly and left to dry on a cloth out of direct sunlight.

What Customers Say

The AirSense 10 AutoSet is an exceptionally popular APAP machine and has retained users even after ResMed launched the AirSense 11 line. Many reviewers state that the AirSense 10 is the most reliable CPAP machine they have used, in addition to calling out the effectiveness of the machine’s comfort features. 

While there are few common complaints about the AirSense 10, some users have found that its climate controls are less effective in areas with extremely high or low environmental humidity. Using the humidifier without the heated ClimateLineAir tubing has also been known to cause excessive condensation, or rainout, in the tubing.

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Although the AirSense 10 remains one of ResMed’s more popular PAP machines, the company offers a wide selection of CPAP, APAP, and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP or BPAP) machines that suit a variety of preferences and needs.

ResMed AirSense 11ResMed AirMiniResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto BiPAP Machine
The AirSense 11 is the newer, sleeker version of the AirSense 10. 

Besides the physical changes, the biggest difference between the AirSense 10 and the AirSense 11 is the updated software. 

AirSense 11 users also have access to ResMed’s myAir support app.
The AirMini is like an AirSense 10 that has been redesigned for use while traveling. 

Despite weighing only 10.5 ounces, the AirMini has both CPAP and APAP capabilities. Climate control is provided by a waterless humidification system. 

The AirMini can only be used with specific masks and tubing. It is not intended for daily use.
Unlike CPAP and APAP machines, BiPAP machines provide different air pressure levels for breathing in and breathing out. 

The AirCurve 10 VAuto offers both standard and automatic BiPAP capabilities. While its comfort features are similar to those of the AirSense 10, the AirCurve 10 does not come with ClimateLineAir heated tubing.

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Buying Information and Customer Policies
AvailabilityThe AirSense 10, like all PAP machines, is considered a medical device and can only be purchased with a doctor’s prescription. Due to this restriction, PAP machines must be purchased from an authorized retailer like a sleep specialist, brick-and-mortar CPAP stores, and online CPAP stores.
Shipping OptionsIt’s important to check shipping policies when choosing between online CPAP retailers, although the cost and the estimated time for shipping may vary further depending on your location and chosen shipping options.

Many online CPAP stores offer free shipping for customers who spend a certain amount and live within a designated area. Sleep Doctor offers free shipping within the contiguous U.S. states for orders above $99.
WarrantyLike many other CPAP manufacturers, ResMed has separate warranties for the AirSense 10 itself and its accessories.

The AirSense 10 CPAP machine is covered under a 2-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects, while the humidifier tank has a similar 1-year warranty. The ClimateLineAir heated tubing has a 90-day warranty.

About The Author

Garen Glazier

Staff Writer, Product Testing Team

Garen is a health and lifestyle content creator. She realized the importance of sleep when her children made getting a good night’s rest more challenging. Garen is always learning something new about the wide world of sleep and sleep products. Married with two girls, ages 7 and 11, she is a book nerd and a lover of pop music, travel, and the Pacific Northwest.

  • POSITION: Side Sleeper
  • TEMPERATURE: Neutral Sleeper

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