The Philips DreamStation Auto is the most advanced and stylish CPAP automatic variable pressure machine Philips have ever made. This device comes with a built in wireless cellular modem and sim card and can be remotely monitored. The device also has Bluetooth connectivity and SD card storage. Download the “Dream Mapper” application for Android and apple devices to track your own progress.
The Philips DreamStation is 60% quieter, 20% smaller and 30% lighter than the previous model. It remains one of the only devices left on the market that can be halved in size by removing the humidifier section making it very lightweight and easy to travel with. The new unit has retained some of the famous Philips Respironics features and had a couple of new features added as well.
Smart Ramp – This uses the same algorithm as the automatic machine but in the ramp period. It responds to events during the ramp period until it reaches the therapy pressure. The effect of this is that the patient is still being treated in the ramp process if they fall asleep quickly.
On Screen Sleep Report – The on screen menu will display advanced data such as AHI, Periodic Breathing, Leak Rate, and Therapy Hours. It will also show the pressure the machine was at or below 90% of the time.
AFlex – This is the patented pressure relief feature that synchronizes with the patients breathing pattern. In addition to backing off the pressure on the exhale to make it easier to breathe out, it also helps the patient breathe in. After a couple of breaths, the machine is in perfect sync and this makes it probably one of the most natural machines to breathe on.
Auto Start – The device can be turned back on by simply putting the mask on and breathing. This makes it easier to get back to sleep after a bathroom break.
Dry Box Technology – This is a safety feature that stops excess water from the humidifier chamber leaking back into the CPAP machine. Tried and tested, this safe guard can save someone thousands on replacing a CPAP machine because they forgot to empty the water chamber before packing up the machine and travelling.
New Humidifier Chamber – The new humidifier on the Philips DreamStation boasts a dishwasher safe and BPA free open chamber. It is extremely easy to remove and fill but more importantly, it’s very easy to clean.
System Check – If you suspect something may be wrong with your device, you can run a system check feature that cycles through a self diagnostic system and calibration check. It also checks the error log on the device and will give you a green tick if everything is fine or a red cross if it needs to be serviced.
Warranty – Philips have a 2 year new for old replacement warranty for devices bought in Australia. If you have the optional extended warranty, the additional 3 years are a back to base warranty with no out of pocket expense to the patient.
Classy Look – The new colour screen and menu system is very easy to navigate. It has a large power button next to a ramp button on the top of the device and a navigational scroll dial knob for making your way through the menu. Physically the unit is beautiful and blends into any bedroom environment. Philips was looking for a modern and classy looking unit. We think they’ve hit the nail on the head.