AirCurve 10 machines provide enhanced settings designed to make sleep apnea treatment more comfortable. Each model also offers myAir access to help you stay on track throughout your sleep apnea treatment journey.
AirCurve 10 S and AirCurve 10 VAuto both treat obstructive sleep apnea, while AirCurve 10 ASV treats central sleep apnea
Allows your exhalation pressure to be set as low as 4 cm H2O for enhanced breathing comfort, regardless of how high the inhalation pressure is set. This can be helpful if you require a higher pressure to treat your sleep apnea.
Built-in humidifier and Climate Control’s enhanced Auto setting provide optimal breathing comfort
User-friendly controls and an intuitive interface make it simple to navigate settings and your nightly sleep report
Offers myAir, an online support program and app that helps you track your therapy while providing personalized coaching tips and encouragement
Here’s how it all works together
Machine pushes air through the tubing to the mask
Mask allows pressurized air to enter the airway
Humidifier adds moisture to the air you breathe
90w power supply unit provides continuous power
Filters are used to keep allergens out of the airflow
Understanding AirCurve 10 models
AirCurve 10 S
This is a fixed-pressure bilevel machine for obstructive sleep apnea, which means it delivers one consistent pressure for inhalation and another for exhalation that is set by your doctor.
AirCurve 10 VAuto
This is an auto-adjusting bilevel machine for obstructive sleep apnea, which means it changes airflow pressure levels for both inhalation and exhalation based on your needs.
AirCurve 10 ASV
Designed for central sleep apnea, this bilevel adjusts to your individual breathing patterns as they change during the night. Its clinically proven algorithm, called adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV), detects when you stop breathing and provides a breath.
Frequently asked questions
What is ASV therapy and is it safe to use?
AirCurve 10 ASV is a safe and effective form of therapy for people with central sleep apnea. It uses an adaptive servo-ventilation algorithm that detects when you stop breathing and provides you with breath. ASV therapy is contraindicated for people with chronic, symptomatic heart failure (NYHA 2-4) with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤ 45%) and moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor for more information.
How do I adjust the comfort features – humidity and ramp time – on my AirCurve 10?
Your AirCurve 10 machine has been set up for your needs by your medical equipment supplier – the CPAP store where you picked up your equipment. But it’s understandable you may want to make small adjustments based on your comfort needs. Here are some tips on how to adjust the comfort settings.
On your AirCurve 10 machine, rotate the dial to highlight My Options and press the dial to see your current settings. From here, you can personalize your options.
The humidifier moistens the air and is designed to make your therapy more comfortable. With the Climate Control enhanced Auto setting 3, both temperature and humidity are automatically pre-set at levels designed for maximum comfort; all you have to do is plug it in and press Start.
You can also manually set the Humidity Level to Off or between 1 and 8, where 1 is the lowest humidity setting and 8 is the highest humidity setting. (Note: if you’re using a ClimateLineAir™ heated tube, you will need to turn the Climate Control setting on your device from “Auto” to “Manual” in order to access the humidity level setting.)
If you’re getting a dry nose or mouth, turn up the humidity.
If you’re getting any moisture in your mask, turn down the humidity.
How to adjust humidity:
- In My Options, turn the dial to highlight Humidity Level and then press the dial.
- Turn the dial to adjust the humidity level and press the dial to save the change.
Ramp Time is designed to make the beginning of therapy more comfortable and is the period during which the airflow pressure increases from a low start pressure to your prescribed treatment pressure. You can set your Ramp Time to Off, from 5 to 45 minutes.
How to adjust Ramp Time:
- In My Options, turn the dial to highlight Ramp Time and then press the dial.
- Turn the dial to adjust the ramp time to your preferred setting and press the dial to save the change.
Need more help with your comfort settings? Your medical equipment supplier can help make any other necessary adjustments.
How do I get an AirCurve 10, how much does it cost and is it covered by insurance?
A prescription is required for an AirCurve 10. Cost and coverage vary by insurance provider and plan. After your doctor has provided you with a prescription, we recommend first contacting your insurance provider to learn more about what’s covered under your plan.
I’m having issues with my bilevel machine and need help. Who should I contact?
The home medical equipment supplier – the store where you picked up your mask and machine – is responsible for providing you with ongoing clinical support, including answering any questions and helping you resolve any issues that you may be experiencing with your AirCurve 10 machine or settings. Getting used to therapy can be challenging and there may be different equipment options that will work better for your personal comfort needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
Not sure who your medical equipment supplier is? We can help. Fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 1-800-424-0737.
How do I clean my machine and how often?
You should clean your machine weekly.
How to clean your AirCurve machine
Time it takes: 5 minutes
Supplies you’ll need to clean your machine:
- Sink or tub
- Warm, drinking quality water (86°F / 30°C)
- Dish soap
- Clean towel
Weekly step-by-step cleaning tips:
- Unplug the machine. Wash the water tub and air tubing in warm water using mild detergent. Do not wash in a dishwasher or washing machine.
- Rinse the water tub and air tubing thoroughly and allow to dry out of direct sunlight and/or heat.
- Wipe the exterior of the device with a dry cloth or towel.
Can I use an ozone device to clean my ResMed machine?
ResMed has observed that prolonged and repeated use of an ozone device may eventually cause internal damage to a ResMed machine, leading to an increase in motor noise. The ResMed limited warranty excludes damage to ResMed machines caused by use of ozone devices.
How often should I replace my sleep therapy machine parts and can I sign up for a replacement program?
It’s important to take regular care of your CPAP supplies which can be affected by dirt and general wear. You should regularly check the water tub, air tubing and the air filter for any damage.
Here are some replacement tips for your CPAP machine parts:
- Water tub:
- Replace if leaking or has become cracked, cloudy or pitted.
- Replace if the seal is cracked or torn.
- Remove any white powder deposits using a solution of one part household vinegar to 10 parts water.
- Air tubing:
- Replace if there are any holes, tears or cracks.
- Air filter:
- Check the air filter and replace it at least every six months.
- Replace it more often if there are any holes or blockages by dirt or dust.
For help with when and how to replace your machine parts, contact your CPAP equipment store and ask if they have a replacement supply (resupply) program so you can get new parts on a consistent schedule. You should also check with your insurance to see what replacement parts are covered under your plan and how often you can replace them.
Which ResMed masks are compatible with AirCurve 10 bilevel?
While ResMed masks are designed to be compatible with most ResMed machines, it is best to confirm compatibility for your specific mask to determine the correct mask setting for your machine.
Here’s a list of recommended compatible masks:
Full face masks:
- AirFit™ F20
- AirFit F30
- AirTouch™ F20
Nasal/nasal pillow masks:
- AirFit N20
- AirFit N30
- AirFit P10