We are so excited to let you know about the latest technology for people with sleep apnea. Last week ResMed unveiled the AirMini, the world’s smallest CPAP. AirMini packs ResMed’s clinically proven CPAP technology and its comfort and ease-of-use features into a sleek, pocket-sized device ideal for traveling.
This is a game changer for people with sleep apnea.
The AirMini is about the size of a smart phone. It weighs a mere 0.66 pounds and measures just 5.4 x 3.3 x 2 inches.
“CPAP is now more portable and accessible than ever before. I have been traveling all over the world with a prototype of the AirMini system, using AutoSet, humidification, and an AirFit™ P10 pillows mask, and it has changed my travel life. I am so excited to see that this technology is now available to many millions of sleep apnea patients.” said Mick Farrell, ResMed CEO.
In a recent survey, 65% of CPAP users said device size is the #1 reason they don’t take their CPAP every time they travel, breaking the cycle of adherence and exposing themselves to sleep apnea’s chronic effects: they stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night, unconsciously transitioning between moments of sleep suffocation and jolts of awakening to resume breathing. This may cause dangerous levels of daytime fatigue and raise the risk of developing other fatal conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart failure.
AirMini will be available for preorder beginning on May 3, 2017, and will begin shipping by May 31.
Here’s what people are saying about the new AirMini.
“As a healthcare, professional and a person with sleep apnea, I am in love with the AirMini. Traveling with my CPAP machine has been a hassle, given its weight and size. I look forward to being able to carry my AirMini in my purse.” –Vickie B., a CPAP user in Green Bay, Wisconsin
The cost of the AirMini is $1099 and is not covered by insurance. However, it may be a qualified HSA or FSA purchase. Patients can email firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to get on the pre-order list.