Starting your CPAP therapy at home
You’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnoea; we’re here to help you get started.
Learn more about this therapy, including how to set up your equipment and monitor your results. You can also watch other CPAP users share their experiences.
What are the steps for a successful CPAP home set-up?
Step 1: Choosing the right size for your mask
Click on the mask type selected by your healthcare professional to discover which size mask best suits you.
If your mask type is not listed below, click here.
Step 2: How do I set up my equipment?
CPAP equipment is used to treat sleep apnoea.
There are 4 products that all work together to deliver your therapy: the machine, a CPAP mask, tubing and the ResMed myAir online support programme.
Setting your CPAP therapy at home: Some tips to get you started
Your equipment contains:
- your mask
- your device
- your humidifier (if this has been prescribed by your healthcare provider)
In your package, you will also find the related User Guide for your new equipment. Please read the user guide included in your package carefully and refer to it for detailed information about product use and related precautions.
- Set up your AirSense 10 machine, including putting together and plugging in the power supply.
- Attach your tubing to the device
- Prepare your humidifier tub (only relevant if you have been prescribed one).
- Unbox and assemble your mask
- Connect your mask to your machine
It may be helpful to get used to the feel of CPAP by wearing your equipment whilst carrying out an activity that relaxes you e.g., whilst watching television, listening to music or reading a book.
myAir is a free, personalised sleep apnoea monitoring programme that is designed to improve your CPAP experience. Every morning, myAir shows you how you slept the night before and gives you a score. Hours of CPAP use, number of apnoeas and mask leaks, number of times you removed your mask – it’s all there on your phone, tablet or computer. myAir also offers free online support, coaching and education. myAir will soon be available as an app.
It is important to clean and maintain your CPAP therapy equipment so it performs well and lasts longer. This can help you have a more comfortable treatment experience.
Step 3: How to monitor my therapy?
myAir is a free, personalised sleep apnoea monitoring programme that is designed to improve your CPAP therapy. Every morning, myAir shows you how you slept the night before and gives you a score. Hours of CPAP use, number of apnoeas and mask leaks, number of times you removed your mask – it’s all there on your phone, tablet or computer. myAir also offers free online support, coaching and education. myAir will soon be available as an app.
Real people. Real stories.
How does myAir help? Watch these patient stories which explain the benefits of using myAir apnoea.
“myAir tells me what I need to know about my therapy” – myAir keeps Rose up to date and on track with her sleep therapy.
“myAir brought us back together” – Simple to use and good results: Andy tells his myAir story.
Step 4: Cleaning & maintenance
Patient success story
Treatment for severe sleep apnoea has given Nick a new lease of life. Instead of struggling with excessive daytime tiredness, he now enjoys being physically active. Watch to learn more!