3 Best BiPAP Machines in 2024

May 14, 2024
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Written by: Ayla Girouard, LPN
Medical Reviewer: Elizabeth U. Lyda, RRT
Most Comfortable
ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto With HumidAir & Heated Tube
ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto With HumidAir & Heated Tube
Maximum comfort during sleep and PAP therapy
Comes with HumidAir humidification to keep air moist
Comes with heated tubing
Best for Travel
DeVilbiss IntelliPAP AutoBilevel
DeVilbiss IntelliPAP AutoBilevel
Excellent choice for frequent travelers
Easy to pack and carry
Quiet at 26 decibels
Easiest to Use
React Health Luna G3 25A
React Health Luna G3 25A
Preheat humidifier function
Automatic supply reminders
Quiet at 26 decibels

A quick look at the best BiPAP machines of 2024

While many people are familiar with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines are another type of device used for positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. Unlike CPAP machines, which uses the same air pressure regardless of whether someone is breathing in or breathing out, a BiPAP machine releases air at different pressure levels for inhalations and exhalations. That can make exhaling easier. BiPAP machines may be necessary for certain conditions, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or sleep apnea, or for people who have tried CPAP therapy with unsuccessful results. [1]Johns Hopkins Medicine. BiPap. Found on the internet at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/bipap Your doctor will determine whether BiPAP therapy is necessary for your condition and diagnosis.

BiPAP machines are generally more expensive and less frequently prescribed than CPAP machines, so there aren’t many BiPAP models on the market. With fewer choices, it’s important to consider the options to understand which machine will best suit your needs. For example, frequent travelers may want to research travel CPAP machines before making a purchase. Our Reviews Team researched the top models to help you understand the features and functions of each device so you can make an informed decision when selecting a BiPAP machine.

Best BiPAP machines of 2024

ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto With HumidAir & Heated Tube

Pros Comes with heated tubing Sensors monitor air temperature and leakage Swivel connector between tube and mask allows for easy movement Can transfer data via memory card or mobile app Cons Slightly louder than other BiPAP machines Warranty is only two years
  • Price: $1,776
  • Weight: 2.75 pounds
  • Noise level: 27 decibels
  • Dimensions: 10.04 inches long, 4.57 inches wide, 5.91 inches tall
  • Warranty: Two years
Additional information

The ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto is one of the most popular BiPAP models available. It is designed with features that offer maximum comfort during sleep and PAP therapy, which encourages treatment compliance by making therapy as comfortable as possible. This model comes with HumidAir humidification to keep air moist as it moves into your airway, which helps prevent dryness and irritation.

Its heated tubing keeps the moistened air warm to avoid condensation inside the tube. The tubing also has a sensor where the tube attaches to your mask, which helps maintain a steady air temperature when it leaves the machine and enters your airway. A swivel connector between the tube and mask allows for easy movement throughout the night without kinking, pulling, or breaking the mask seal.

The AirCurve 10 features ResMed’s Vsync technology to sense any air or pressure leakage from your mask. [2] If there are any leaks detected, the machine will automatically adjust the pressure to make sure the prescribed treatment pressure reaches your airway. A memory card stored in the unit keeps track of your treatments, which can be accessed by your equipment supplier and shared with your doctor as needed. You can also transfer data over an internet connection using the myAir app.

In addition to the machine and tubing, this unit comes with a power supply kit, an initial supply of filters, and a travel bag. This BiPAP machine comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty, which covers the unit, humidifier power supply, and any battery accessories. Manufacturer warranty coverage is only available to the original buyer of the machine. This is a shorter warranty period than some other brands offer.

Customer Reviews

ResMed Corp, listed as ResMed Shop on TrustPilot, has over 900 customer reviews with 4.4 out of 5 stars at the time this article was written. Most positive reviews mention helpful staff and excellent customer service. The company has an A+ rating and 1.26 out of 5 stars on BBB, based on 19 customer reviews. Recent negative reviews on the BBB website mention problems using the warranty and missing machine data, as well as performance issues with the machine itself.

DeVilbiss IntelliPAP AutoBilevel w/ Smartlink

Pros Small size makes it great for travel Three-year warranty Detachable humidifier Quiet at 26 decibels Cons No built-in data connectivity Patients need to share BiPAP data with their doctor in person via memory card
  • Price: $1,275
  • Weight: 2.75 pounds; 4.45 pounds with humidifier
  • Noise level: 26 decibels
  • Dimensions: 6.5 inches long, 8.4 inches wide, 6.4 inches tall
  • Warranty: Three years
Additional information

The DeVilbiss IntelliPAP AutoBilevel is an excellent choice for frequent travelers. Its small size makes this BiPAP machine easy to pack and carry, and the humidifier chamber is simple to attach and remove for storage. With a noise level of 26 decibels, it is about as loud as a whisper and less likely to disturb others around you. [3]

Being away from home and in different surroundings can make it difficult to use prescribed medical devices and technology. The IntelliPAP AutoBilevel features a simple control and display panel with three large, easy-to-read buttons that control nearly all of the machine’s functions. It also turns on automatically when you start breathing into your mask and automatically stops the air flow and pressure when the mask is removed.

This model comes with the SmartLink therapy management system that stores your therapy data on a memory card. Instead of transferring data between patient and doctor or supplier using an internet connection, SmartLink requires patients to transfer data using the physical memory card. This may make the machine easy to use for those who don’t like relying on an internet connection, but it also makes the transfer of data a manual process since it can only be done by providing the memory card in person. You will need to remember to bring the memory card with you to all appointments.

The IntelliPAP AutoBilevel comes with a three-year manufacturer’s warranty, as well as extra filters. It also includes an expandable carrying bag, which is ideal if you plan to travel with extra parts or accessories.

Customer Reviews

DeVilbiss Healthcare has an A+ rating on the BBB but is not accredited and doesn’t have any reviews as of the time this article was written. Drive Medical, the parent company of DeVilbiss Healthcare, has an average customer rating of 1.13 out of 5 stars from an average of eight reviews, but none of the negative reviews are about oxygen or PAP products.

Neither Drive Medical nor DeVilbiss are reviewed on Trustpilot.

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Note: When traveling by plane, medical devices like BiPAP machines and accessories do not count toward your carry-on luggage limit. [4]Transportation Security Administration. What Can I Bring? Medical. Found on the internet at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/medical The DeVilbiss IntelliPAP AutoBilevel is FAA-compliant, so you can carry it on the plane and use your device during the flight if needed.

React Health Luna G3 25A

Pros Easy-to-navigate display Preheat humidifier function Automatic supply reminders Quiet at 26 decibels Cons Can’t remove the humidifier Two year warranty
  • Price: $1,499
  • Weight: 3.75 pounds
  • Noise level: 26 decibels
  • Dimensions: 10.4 inches long, 5.7 inches wide, 4.5 inches high
  • Warranty: Two years
Additional information

When it comes to medical devices, ease of use is important, especially if you are new to BiPAP therapy. The React Health Luna G3 25A comes with advanced features but is simple to use. It has a built-in humidifier and comes with heated tubing to prevent airway dryness, which can make therapy more comfortable. It also features a preheat function, allowing the humidifier chamber to warm the water before you start using the machine. This can make the start of therapy easier to adjust to each night. The Luna G3 25A also features auto-ramp technology so you can begin your therapy at a lower, more comfortable pressure. The machine then slowly increases the pressure as you fall asleep.

This model is excellent for users who may have vision difficulties. It has an easy-to-read display with lighting that helps make it easy to see at night. The interface features one “home” button and a large dial to navigate the settings and features. You can set reminders to alert you to replace things like filters or accessories, eliminating the guesswork or the need to keep track of your supplies manually. Plus, wireless connectivity allows you to transmit your therapy data to your equipment supplier and doctor.

Customer Reviews

Reviews of React Health are hard to find. The company doesn’t have a profile on Trustpilot, and there’s only one review on BBB with an F rating and 5 out of 5 stars. The company is also not accredited by BBB.

What to consider when choosing a BiPAP machine

A BiPAP machine is designed to help you breathe more effectively, usually during sleep. Here are some of the factors to keep in mind when looking into different BiPAP models:

How to buy a BiPAP machine

As durable medical equipment that requires a prescription for use, there are specific steps you must take in order to purchase a BiPAP machine.

Diagnosis and prescription for BiPAP use

To buy a BiPAP machine, you need a diagnosis and prescription. There are many reasons you may seek medical care for breathing-related issues. You may have noticed difficulty breathing during sleep or unexplained fatigue while awake. Or a partner may even observe your snoring or breathing abnormalities while you sleep. A common diagnosis requiring a CPAP or BiPAP machine is sleep apnea, but doctors may also prescribe BiPAP therapy for COPD, pneumonia, certain neurological disorders, and post-surgical breathing recovery. [1]Johns Hopkins Medicine. BiPap. Found on the internet at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/bipap

Selecting a BiPAP machine and equipment supplier

In most cases, your condition and prescription will determine which machine is right for you. Your doctor may even recommend a specific machine. Once you know the machine (or options) you’re considering, you can decide where to shop.

Note that some insurance plans only offer coverage of equipment purchased from certain suppliers. It’s always important to check with your insurance and confirm coverage before trying to purchase a BiPAP machine. Buying online can offer more options, as online suppliers can ship BiPAP equipment to most locations in the United States. To purchase your BiPAP machine from an online retailer, have your doctor first confirm your prescription with the supplier.

Does Medicare pay for BiPAP machines?

Medicare does cover BiPAP machines, but there are specific terms and restrictions to Medicare coverage. In order for Medicare to cover your BiPAP machine, first you need to have a qualifying diagnosis from your doctor and a prescription for PAP therapy. Your doctor and the equipment supplier you choose must also be enrolled in the Medicare program for your therapy to qualify for coverage.

When you have a diagnosis and prescription for PAP therapy, Medicare covers the cost of BiPAP device rental plus any necessary accessories for a three-month trial period. [5]Medicare.gov. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices, accessories, & therapy. Found on the internet at https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/continuous-positive-airway-pressure-devices With this coverage from original Medicare, you will pay 20% of the cost of all equipment and supplies after you’ve reached your Part B deductible.

After the trial period, Medicare will require medical documentation that you still require therapy and that the therapy is helping you. Medicare covers a total rental period of 13 months, including the three-month trial period. When your rental period reaches 13 months, if your usage data shows you’ve used the machine consistently and as prescribed, you will own the machine.

Comparison of the best BiPAP machines, as of May 2024

Price $1,776 $1,275 $1,499
Weight (in pounds) 2.75 without humidifier; 4 with humidifier 2.75 without humidifier; 4.45 with humidifier 3.75 (including built-in humidifier)
Dimensions in inches (L x W x H) 10.04 x 4.57 x 5.91 6.5 x 8.4 x 6.4 10.4 x 5.7 x 4.5
Noise level (in decibels)* 27 26 26
Pressure range 3–25 cm H2O 3–25 cm H2O 4–25 cm H2O
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Note: If CPAP is an option for your condition, some insurance plans, including Medicare, may request that you try CPAP therapy before the plan will provide coverage for BiPAP therapy. Additionally, if your condition doesn’t meet Medicare or insurance requirements for BiPAP reimbursement, you may have to provide additional medical justification for using one, since BiPAP machines are typically more expensive than CPAP machines.

How we chose the best BiPAP machines

Our Reviews Team consulted with industry experts to better understand the purpose and function of BiPAP therapy and CPAP and BiPAP machines. Based on our expert consultations and research, we determined the following factors to be important for our readers when shopping for a BiPAP machine:

We had all of our selections medically reviewed by an expert in the field to ensure that each brand and model is appropriate for our readers’ needs.

Why you can trust our Reviews Team’s expert review

Our Reviews Team recommends products and services that we feel strongly about, and that we believe will truly benefit our readers. We’ve spent more than spent over 250 hours researching machines for PAP therapy to give you the most accurate review of each model and brand. To make our selections, we:

Bottom line

The most important thing to consider when shopping for a BiPAP machine is finding one that fits your PAP therapy prescription. Most retailers and medical suppliers have more CPAP machines to choose from than BiPAP machines, but it’s helpful to know beforehand which features may make your BiPAP therapy more comfortable and effective. Always discuss the available machines with your doctor to understand which ones will work for you.

Frequently asked questions

BiPAP is a form of PAP therapy, which stands for “positive airway pressure.” A BiPAP machine is used for maintaining an open airway for effective breathing, usually during sleep. BiPAP machines apply different levels of pressure to keep the airway open while you breathe—higher pressure when you inhale and lower pressure when you exhale.

The average cost of a BiPAP machine is around $1,500. The models featured in this article range from $1,275 to $1,995. Cost can vary with the addition of optional features like heated tubing or enhanced connectivity.

Most BiPAP machines start to show signs of wear and tear around five years, which is when they’re eligible for replacement if you’re using insurance.

CPAP uses a constant flow of air pressure to hold the airway open, regardless of whether you’re inhaling or exhaling. BiPAP uses constant flow to provide two pressure settings—a higher pressure when you breathe in, and a lower pressure when you breathe out. For some people, the lower pressure makes it easier and more comfortable to exhale.

BiPAP is often prescribed for certain conditions like central sleep apnea or COPD. It may also be recommended for people who have trouble tolerating a CPAP machine.

Yes. BiPAP machines increase oxygen levels and help stabilize carbon dioxide levels. That’s why they’re used in emergency situations, such as an attack of COPD symptoms.

Have questions about this review? Email us at reviewsteam@ncoa.org.


  1. Johns Hopkins Medicine. BiPap. Found on the internet at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/bipap
  2. ResMed. Device innovation: Our Features & Algorithms. Found on the internet at https://www.resmed.com/en-us/healthcare-professional/products-and-support/innovation-technology/
  3. Yale.edu. Decibel Level Comparison Chart. Found on the internet at https://ehs.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/decibel-level-chart.pdf
  4. Transportation Security Administration. What Can I Bring? Medical. Found on the internet at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/medical
  5. Medicare.gov. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Devices, Accessories, & Therapy. Found on the internet at https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/continuous-positive-airway-pressure-devices
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Ayla Girouard Author
Ayla Girouard, LPN, is a licensed nurse and health writer. Her clinical nursing practice specializes in long-term care and rehabilitation of conditions that most often affect older adults. As a nurse, she has seen firsthand that health-related information and products are often complicated or misrepresented, and her goal as a health writer is always to offer readers uncomplicated and unbiased content.
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Elizabeth U. Lyda Medical Reviewer
Elizabeth Lyda, RRT, holds a bachelor of science degree from Empire State College and associate of science degree with a certificate in Respiratory Care from Mansfield State University, and has been a respiratory therapist since 1983. She was named Respiratory Therapist of the Year in 2007 from the University of Rochester and remains licensed in the state of New York.
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