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Starting your CPAP or BiPAP therapy at home

An Air11 sleep apnoea device, mask and a mobile phone showing myAir app on a bedside table.

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnoea, we’re here to help you get started.
Learn more about sleep apnoea therapy, including how to set up your equipment and monitor your results.

Step 1: How do I set up my Air11 equipment?

A sleep apnoea patient and his wife unboxing a ResMed Air11 device.

Four products work together to deliver your therapy: a machine, a CPAP mask, tubing and the ResMed myAir app. Our remote setup guide explains how to get these items connected together and working smoothly.

See remote setup guide
Watch AirSense 11 video
Watch AirCurve 11 video

Device onboarding with the myAir app

Watch this video to learn how you can use the myAir Personal Therapy Assistant (PTA) feature to set up your AirSense 11 or AirCurve 11 device and CPAP mask. PTA also helps you to get used to therapy pressures, check your mask seal, and improve your mask fit if necessary.

Step 3: How do I clean and maintain my equipment?

Your PAP equipment is more likely to be effective if it’s kept in good condition. Adopt a few good habits and you’ll find that it’s quick and easy to keep your CPAP or BiPAP equipment in good working order. Please refer to your user guide for specific guidance about maintaining your equipment.

Step 4: How do I make the most of PAP therapy?


Maximizing comfort: Humidification
Heated humidification has been shown to relieve some of the side effects of therapy such as a dry nose or mouth1,2.


Maximizing comfort: Ramp
The Ramp setting allows you to fall asleep comfortably by starting at a lower pressure and gently ramping up to your prescribed pressure.

How do I track my PAP therapy progress?


Wouldn’t it be motivating if you could see that you’re making progress with your PAP therapy treatment? The myAir app can motivate you to stick with therapy by giving you insight into what’s going well and helping you fix what isn’t working.

Taking your CPAP or BiPAP device away from home


Now you know how to set up your PAP therapy at home, you may be wondering what happens if you need to go away – whether for an overnight stay, a weekend with friends, or a longer holiday. Read our guide to travelling with your PAP machine to help you stay on track with your treatment, wherever you are in the world.

Please refer to the user guides for relevant information related to any contraindications, warnings and precautions to be considered before and during use of the products.


  1. Humidification in Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders Adam V. Benjafield and Glenn N. Richards, in: Randerath WJ, Sanner BM, Somers VK (eds): Sleep Apnea.Prog Respir Res. Basel, Karger, 2006, vol 35, pp 145–150.
  2. G N Richards, P A Cistulli, R G Ungar, M Berthon-Jones, C E Sullivan Mouth leak with nasal continuous positive airway pressure increases nasal airway resistance. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1996; 154: 182-6.

Content last updated: 03/2024.