Best CPAP Machines in Malaysia (2020)

Friends, families and even fellow doctors often ask us how they should go about choosing a CPAP Machine in Malaysia.

CPAP Machines in Malaysia


Positive air pressure therapy, or PAP therapy, is a process for delivering airflow through a ventilation system to individuals who have a hard time breathing on their own. PAP therapy is delivered in one of two forms. Continuous positive air pressure, or CPAP, provides airflow at a fixed pressure rate; and bi-level positive air pressure, or BiPAP, delivers airflow at a variable pressure rate based on the user’s breathing patterns. PAP machines feature a generator attached to a humidifier that pressurizes the air, and a connective hose that links the generator to a mask placed over the user’s nose and/or mouth.

PAP therapy can be a highly effective treatment for people with sleep apnea; CPAP is normally reserved for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), while BiPAP works best for people with central sleep apnea (CSA). 

Which is the Best CPAP Machine for You?

Factors to consider:

Type of sleep apnea: The choice between a CPAP or BiPAP machine is largely determined by your type of sleep apnea; CPAP is normally prescribed for OSA, while BiPAP is more suitable for CSA. However, BiPAP may be used to treat OSA if CPAP therapy has failed.

Price: BiPAP machines tend to be more expensive than CPAP models.

Size and weight: Most CPAP machines are fairly compact, but some are larger than others — and users with limited bedroom space may wish to select a smaller model. Lighter machines are also more suitable for long-distance travel. Most CPAP machines come with a carrying case of some kind, regardless of size.

Operating pressure range: Apnea patients usually require airflow that falls between 6 and 14 cmH20. Most CPAP machines are designed to deliver an airflow of anywhere from 4 to 20 cmH20. That being said, purchasers should research the operating pressure range to determine if the device will meet their individual needs.

Ramp time: ‘Ramp time’ refers to the amount of time needed to reach the prescribed operating pressure after the PAP machine is turned on. Ramp time for most CPAP machines typically falls within 30 to 60 minutes.

Humidifier: Some PAP machines have built-in humidifiers that require owners to pour in water, while others have detachable humidifiers that can be removed from the machine and filled with water. Humidifier capacity is another important consideration, since larger humidifiers that hold more water may operate longer than those with smaller humidifiers.

Volume: CPAP machines almost always produce some noise, but certain models are quieter than others. Volume for CPAP machines is measured in a-weight decibels, or dbAs, which are used to express the relative loudness of air-based sounds.

Hose length: Most connective hoses that link CPAP machines to face masks are at least six feet in length, but users who are unable to set up their machine next to their bed may want a hose that measures even longer.

Power Source: Most CPAP machines operate on a voltage range of 100 to 240V AC. The power input requirements will be included in the product specs.

Operating altitude: CPAP machines are normally designed to properly function at certain altitudes; exceeding this altitude will compromise the delivery of properly pressurized air. This information is usually included in the product specifications.

Automatic controls: In addition to automatic on and off controls, some CPAP machines will adjust to the user’s shifting breathing patterns, as well as changes in altitude (which can affect the amount of pressure needed).

Alerts: Some CPAP machines will alert users if the pressure is turned off (due to issues such as power outage or dead batteries), if the mask leaves the user’s face, or if a leak develops in the connective hose. These alerts may take the form of audible alarms and/or LCD backlighting.

Sleep data: Like many electronic devices manufactured today, some CPAP machines are equipped with smart technology that monitors sleep patterns in users and provides readable data. This data may include how much pressure (in cmH20) is delivered each night, how long the machine is used, and how many days the owner has used the machine per week or month. CPAP machines may display this data on a built-in screen or via a mobile app.

Warranty: In most cases, a CPAP machine will come with a warranty that covers the product for two to five years, depending on the manufacturer.




CPAP Machine Price in Malaysia

The cost of a CPAP machine in Malaysia will vary from RM 4,000 to 7,000 depending on the type and the accessories included.

Here is a list of CPAP machine prices in Malaysia:
  • Philips DreamStation Price Malaysia - RM5,000
  • Apex XT Auto CPAP with Heated Humidifier Bundle - RM4,200
  • ResMed AirSense Autoset S10 Auto CPAP Machine - RM6,950

Do ask your doctor on which CPAP machine is suitable for you.


The Best CPAP Machines

Philips Respironics DreamStation – Editor's Pick



HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2-year warranty
  • Optional humidifier
  • Bluetooth-compatible
  • C-Flex Technology provides pressure relief
  • Convenient LCD interface
The DreamStation CPAP Machine from Philips Respironics is our editor’s pick because it is stocked with helpful high-tech features. These include C-Flex Technology, which reduces pressure during expiration (exhalation) for more comfortable breathing. The machine is also Bluetooth-compatible and connects with DreamMapper, a wireless app used to track sleeping data. Data is displayed on the machine’s crisp LCD interface.

The DreamStation is also compact, lightweight, and relatively quiet, making it a good option for travelers with sleep apnea. Customers have the option of including a built-in humidifier with a 325-mL capacity, as well; a preheat function begins warming water in the chamber for up to half an hour in advance. Owners can customize the ramp time to anywhere from five to 45 minutes for added convenience. The Philips Respironics DreamStation is backed by a two-year warranty.

Good for:

  • Travelers
  • Sleep data trackers
  • Those who experience pressure discomfort during exhalation
Apex XT Fit – Best CPAP Machine for Travel (Standard Size)

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2-year warranty
  • Integrated humidifier
  • Backlit, easy-to-read display
  • Universal AC power compatibility
  • Very lightweight and compact
Many people with sleep apnea prefer to travel with mini-CPAP machines, which provide the same relief as standard machines. However, travel-size CPAP devices typically cost hundreds of dollars – and many with sleep apnea would rather not invest more money in another machine. The XT Fit from Apex is a good solution for these shoppers. This machine is light, compact, and very quiet (28 dB). It also delivers most pressure settings at a maximum altitude of 8,000 feet and is compatible with all levels of AC power (an adapter is needed). All of these components make the XT Fit the best standard-size CPAP machine for travel.

For extra convenience, the ramp time for the XT Fit is programmable in five-minute increments from five to 45 minutes. Buyers have the option of including an integrated humidifier that holds up to 300 mL of water. The machine also features a clean, backlit interface that clearly displays sleep tracking data, making it easy to read in low light settings. The XT Fit from Apex is normally sold at a below-average price-point and is backed by a 2-year warranty.

Good for:
  • Travelers
  • Sleep data trackers
  • Value seekers

ResMed AirSense 10 Elite – Best CPAP Machine Features


HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2-year warranty
  • Built-in humidifier
  • EPR provides pressure relief
  • Advanced data tracking and storage
  • Colored LCD display
The AirSense 10 Elite from ResMed is one of the most high-tech CPAP machines on the market today. Included with the machine is full humidifier customization, allowing owners to choose from eight different humidification levels. In addition to adjustable ramp time, the machine has an ‘auto-ramp’ feature that starts pressurizing air when it senses the owner is sleeping. The machine also has a mask fit sensor indicating when the user’s mask is sufficiently sealed, which can help prevent air leaks.

Owners can track apnea episodes per hour, leak rates, and other sleep data using a clear, colored LCD interface that automatically adjusts its tint based on the room’s light settings. Another beneficial feature is the Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR), which reduces pressure and eases breathing during exhalation. The AirSense 10 Elite has an above-average price-point, making it a good option for shoppers with bigger budgets. The machine comes backed with a two-year warranty.

Good for:

  • Sleep data trackers
  • Those who experience discomfort during exhalation
  • Sleepers with varying humidification preferences
DeVilbiss IntelliPAP Standard CPAP Machine – Most Convenient CPAP Machine
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 3-year warranty
  • Heated, integrated 400-mL humidifier
  • Automatic shut-off and altitude adjustment
  • Fast ramp speed
  • Exceptionally quiet and lightweight
The IntelliPAP Standard CPAP Machine from DeVilbiss is loaded with helpful features. The device is lightweight – 2.8 pounds for the machine, and about 6 pounds with the humidifier – and produces 26 dB of noise, making it reasonably quiet compared to other CPAP machines. Ramp speed is another strength of the IntelliPAP, which can reach its prescribed pressure delivery within 20 minutes. The device is designed with Smart Flex technology, which reduces pressure during exhalation for easier breathing.

The IntelliPAP also includes a heated, integrated humidifier with a 400-mL capacity – much larger than the average CPAP humidifier. For travelers, the machine offers automatic altitude adjustment (with a max altitude of 9,000 feet) and will automatically turn off based on timer presets. The machine has an 8-foot power cord, as well. The DeVilBiss IntelliPAP Standard CPAP Machine is backed by a 3-year warranty, which covers both the machine and the integrated humidifier.

Good for:
  • Travelers with sleep apnea
  • CPAP users seeking a quieter and lighter machine
  • Those who experience pressure discomfort during exhalation
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