ResMed AirSense CPAP Machine - Patient Reference Guide


For patients using the ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP Machine for treatment of their obstructive sleep apnea, please use this patient reference guide for information on the usage, cleaning, and maintenance of your AirSense 10.

Still have questions? SleepSomatics PAP patients may schedule a follow-up PAP Therapy Assessment appointment using our convenient, online self-scheduler here.


Before First Usage:

  • Watch the first three (3) ResMed Videos below.

  • Wash your water chamber, tubing, and mask for 10 minutes in warm tap water and mild dishwashing soap.

  • Setup ResMed AirSense bedside and leave plugged in to safe power source at all times for wireless connectivity and prescription updates from the sleep specialist. Use of surge protector is always recommended.

  • Use distilled water only in your humidification water chamber.


  • Wash your water chamber, tubing, and mask for 10 minutes in warm tap water and mild dishwashing soap weekly or daily if contamination or illness.

First Month:

  • Use your ResMed AirSense CPAP whenever sleeping, napping, or traveling.

  • Optional: Download the myAir smart phone app for helpful usage tips.

  • Schedule a follow-up consultation appointment with SleepSomatics in 2-4 weeks or as needed (in-clinic or by secure video) to review my treatment.

ResMed Warranty:

  • I understand that the manufacturer warranty for my CPAP machine is provided by ResMed, not SleepSomatics, for a period of two (2) years. ResMed has received my name, date of birth, and device serial number only from SleepSomatics as part of my device setup. I may contact the manufacturer for warranty assistance. If I select SleepSomatics for warranty assistance, there may be a fee for servicing costs not covered by my insurance. SleepSomatics does not guarantee manufacturer warranty coverage, same-day or emergency rush servicing, nor the availability of rental/loaner CPAP machines.


Learn how to set up your AirSense 10 CPAP machine and enjoy healthy sleep. People are enjoying comfortable sleep apnea therapy all night long after following these simple step-by-step instructions. See how easy it is to fill the integrated humidifier, attach the CPAP tube and CPAP mask and work the simple controls to experience automatic comfort throughout the night.



Please remember these helpful tips during your first week of therapy usage:

  • Please wash your mask, water chamber, and tubing before your first night's usage and on a regular, ongoing basis. The manufacturer recommends using mild dish washing soap and warm water. Only use clean, distilled water with your water chamber.

  • For disinfection of your mask, water chamber, and tubing, you may also consider using a diluted mixture of three (3) parts clean water with one (1) part white vinegar for soaking the mask and parts. Always clean after with mild dish washing soap and warm water thereafter and thoroughly rinse clean.

  • You are using filtered, humidified bedroom air (delivered at a higher pressure) to treat your sleep-breathing disorder. If you were diabetic, you wouldn't use a dirty needle to inject your insulin. So, the cleanliness and quality of that air goes a long way toward improving your therapy usage. Regular cleaning of your mask, tube, water chamber, and filters is critical. Also, regular vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting of the bedroom and immediate area around your machine is equally important. Allergen-free houseplants can also be helpful in filtering particulate matter in the bedroom.

  • The first few therapy nights will represent a disruption to your established sleep environment. Bringing a PAP Therapy Unit home is similar to a new pet or baby in that it takes time to get accustomed to the new element. Wearing your mask and using your therapy an additional 1-3 hours nightly before going to sleep while watching television, playing on the computer, or reading can significantly reduce your initial acclimation period.

  • PAP Therapy only works if you wear it when you sleep. If you don't use your therapy, you stop breathing and symptoms begin to return. Always use your therapy as prescribed whenever sleeping, traveling, or napping.


SleepSomatics PAP patients may schedule a follow-up PAP Therapy Assessment appointment using our convenient, online self-scheduler here.


SleepSomatics Diagnostic Center is a credentialed and accredited sleep center serving Austin and Central Texas since 1999. We provide sleep diagnostic and therapy services including In-Lab Sleep Study, Take-Home Sleep Test, and Sleep Therapy. We gladly accept most insurances and provide you with a written quote of any costs. Questions? Get answers. Let's talk. Call us. We're ready when you are. Call SleepSomatics at (512) 323-9253.