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Resmed AirSense 11 CPAP Review:
Expert Reviewed for Sleep Apnea Relief


Written by Garen Glazier

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

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The AirSense 11 by ResMed is a positive airway pressure (PAP) device with both continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and automatic positive airway pressure (APAP) capabilities.

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User-Friendly & Feature-packed

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ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet

The ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet is filled with features that make it comfortable and easy to use. It can automatically adjust to the lowest effective air pressure level and respond to your breathing to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. It’s compact enough to travel with and lets you control air temperature and humidity through the night.

We’ll introduce you to what the AirSense 11 offers, how it differs from other PAP machines, and provide the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.

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 11 AutoSet Review

ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet in use
ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet in use

Product Description

The AirSense 11 AutoSet is the sleeker, upgraded version of the well-loved AirSense 10 AutoSet. It’s a user-friendly model with helpful features that make it a great option for anyone new to CPAP therapy. Automatic air pressure adjustment, air temperature controls, and a humidifier all let you customize your CPAP experience.




10.2″ x 5.5″ x 3.7″


2.5 lbs.

Noise Rating:

27 dBA


  • APAP settings are designed to be both comfortable and effective
  • Includes comfort features such as ramp settings and an integrated humidifier
  • Connects to the myAir app for compliance documentation, sleep tracking, and coaching


  • Higher cost than a standard CPAP machine
  • Most comfortable when used with ResMed’s pricier ClimateLineAir tubing
  • May not be a significant upgrade for people who are already using the AirSense 10

ResMed AirSense 11 CPAP Machine: The Full Scoop

The ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet can be used like an ordinary CPAP machine, but it also features APAP settings that change the air pressure levels depending on your needs. Since APAP machines use the lowest effective air pressure level at any given moment, many people find them more comfortable to use than CPAP machines. 

In addition to its APAP settings, the AirSense 11 also offers features intended to make it easier to sleep while using your PAP machine. 

Automatic ramp settings are a common feature that keeps the air pressure at a lower level while you fall asleep, while expiratory pressure relief lowers the air pressure level when you exhale. The AirSense 11 also has an integrated heated humidifier that adds warmth and moisture to the pressurized air, which can make for a more comfortable sleep and reduce airway irritation. 

The AirSense 11 is compatible with ResMed’s myAir, which is a compliance program and data tracker. You can access your information, along with coaching and troubleshooting, via the myAir app.

Standout Features
  • APAP capabilities with a ‘For Her’ setting
  • Automatically starts when you put on your mask
  • Built-in heated humidifier
  • Compatible with ResMed’s myAir program and app
  • Automatic ramp settings
  • Expiratory pressure relief lowers air pressure when you exhale
  • Comes with with ClimateLineAir heated tubing
  • Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on planes
  • WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities

Size and Value

Despite having a built-in humidifier, the AirSense 11 is smaller and lighter than many of its competitors. It is also smaller — though slightly longer — than its predecessor, the AirSense 10. 

Dedicated travelers may prefer a travel CPAP machine, but most people are likely to find the AirSense 11 small enough to slip into their carry-on. Since it is only slightly larger than an old-fashioned alarm clock, it should also fit comfortably on most nightstands.

In terms of value, the AirSense 11 may not be the best choice for people who are working with a tight budget. 

APAP machines have a higher average price than machines with only CPAP capabilities. However, many people are likely to find that the AirSense 11’s features and support make it a worthwhile purchase.

10.2” x 5.5” x 3.7”2.5 lbs.

Device Performance

  • Noise Level: The AirSense 11 operates at 27 decibels, which is lower than the average CPAP machine noise level of 30 decibels but higher than some of its competitors. However, 27 decibels can still be considered “whisper-quiet” and is unlikely to bother most users.
  • Ease of Use: Most people are likely to find the AirSense 11’s full-color touchscreen easy to use, although people with vision concerns may need to use their glasses while changing settings. The machine has built-in software that helps with first-time setup, and the myAir app provides access to additional guidance and troubleshooting services.
  • Portability: Although the AirSense 11 is not a dedicated travel CPAP machine, its relatively low weight makes it comfortable to travel with. It also meets the requirements of the FAA, which means that you can use it during any stage of air travel.
  • Pressure Settings: Both the CPAP and APAP settings have a pressure range of 4 to 20 centimeters of water pressure (cm H2O), which is in line with most of its competitors and covers the vast majority of CPAP users.
  • Air-Temperature Control: So long as you’re using the ClimateLineAir heated tubing, you can use the touchscreen to select either automatic or manual climate control. The tubing temperature is automatically set for 80º Fahrenheit but can be set at any point between 60 and 86º Fahrenheit.
  • Humidity Control: The AirSense 11’s automatic climate control stays at 85% relative humidity when used with the ClimateLineAir tubing, but you can switch to manual climate control to set your humidity level on a scale of 1 through 8. You can also turn the humidification off entirely.
  • Compatibility: Like most CPAP machines, the AirSense 11 is compatible with almost all CPAP masks and standard hoses. However, the ClimateAirLine tubing must be replaced with the same product if you want to continue using the machine’s climate control features.
  • Maintenance: It is important to clean the AirSense 11’s humidifier tank every day with warm, soapy water, while the hose and outlet connector should be cleaned weekly. ResMed also suggests that users give the tank a regular soak in a solution that’s 1 part white vinegar to 9 parts water, which helps to dissolve mineral deposits.

What Customers Say

The AirSense 11 has received excellent reviews since its launch in 2021, with many users singling out its APAP algorithms as being significantly better than similarly-priced competitors. 

Of course, no PAP machine is right for everyone, and some AirSense 11 users have reported that the AirSense 11’s humidifier runs out of water in extremely dry conditions and isn’t effective enough when used without the ClimateLineAir tubing.

You Might Also Like

If you’re interested in the AirSense 11, it’s worth comparing it to similar models that might also fit your needs.

ResMed AirSense 10ResMed AirMiniLuna G3 BiPAP 25A Machine
The AirSense 10 is similar to its successor, though it lacks the AirSense 11’s full-color touchscreen. It also runs on older software and has a larger, heavier design that may not be suitable for travel.

The AirSense 10, while still available, is also unlikely to be supported by ResMed for as long as the newer AirSense 11.
ResMed’s AirMini is a compact CPAP machine with APAP capabilities. At only 10.5 ounces, it is designed for use while traveling and offers features like a waterless humidification system. 

Due to its miniaturized design, the AirMini is only compatible with AirMini tubing and select ResMed masks.
The Luna G3 25A is a bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP or BPAP) machine, meaning that it switches between two prescribed air pressure levels. 

This machine offers many of the same features as the AirSense 11 but is appropriate for people who have been prescribed a BiPAP machine by their doctor.

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Buying Information and Customer Policies
AvailabilityPAP machines like the AirSense 11 AutoSet can only be purchased with a prescription through sleep specialists, brick-and-mortar CPAP stores, and authorized online retailers.
Shipping OptionsShipping policies, including shipping cost and estimated shipping times, vary between retailers and may differ depending on where you are located. However, many online CPAP retailers provide free shipping for orders that reach a specified total. 
Free shipping is available from Sleep Doctor for orders above $99 in the contiguous U.S. states.
WarrantyResMed offers a 2-year warranty for the AirSense 11 machine and humidifier. Many of the included accessories are covered under separate warranties, such as a 90-day warranty for the tubing and a 1-year warranty for the humidifier tank.

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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