Please note: The SleepStyle 254 is being phased out and will shortly be discontinued. While this excellent machine is still available, we would instead recommend that you consider its successor, the Fisher & Paykel ICON Auto instead.
In obstructive sleep apnoea, the throat only collapses during sleep. Wearing a CPAP mask with the machine blowing at full force when you are awake can be intimidating and uncomfortable. Cue SensAwake, Fisher & Paykel's unique method of detecting when the patient is asleep or awake and adjusting the pressure accordingly. With this unique feature, the SleepStyle 254 will always aim to deliver the most comfortable, clinically correct pressure possible.
Personalised Pressure Delivery for Optimum Comfort
CPAP users commonly arouse from sleep and experience awake states during which it can be hard to tolerate the delivered pressure. This can make it difficult to drop off back to sleep. Patient comfort is critical in therapy success and this is exactly why Fisher & Paykel have put a lot of effort into developing SensAwake.
When you are awake, your breathing changes and the Auto-CPAP machine's built-in technology can spot this in seconds. It promptly reduces the delivered pressure to the lowest, most comfortable level. This form of personalised treatment helps to increase sleep quality and avoids negative experiences.
Automatically Adjusting When Needed
The 254 Auto-CPAP is a versatile auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure device featuring a flow-based automatically adjusting algorithm which detects and effectively responds to flow limitations, apnoeas and hypopnoeas (also see graph.) Compared to a fixed pressure CPAP, an Auto-CPAP will blow at a comfortable low pressure and only increase delivery of air to the mask when an event is detected. This leads to an overall lower pressure on average.
Long-term, auto-adjusting CPAP machines such as this Fisher & Paykel 254 also offer a range of benefits. If, for example, you have a few drinks, suffer from a cold or perhaps gain or lose some weight, your pressure needs may change and this clever variable pressure machine will detect these changes in airway resistance and change the CPAP pressure accordingly. This saves a trip to the clinic as it changes instantly without any interference.
Cutting-edge Humidification: Ambient Tracking Plus
It has been well documented that heated humidification improves comfort and compliance, removing dryness and helping to avoid nasal blockages. But humidification itself can lead to new problems, such as condensation in the tube and mask leading to excess moisture and gurgling sounds. The SleepStyle 254 Auto-CPAP solves this with a fully integrated humidification solution offering patented Ambient Tracking Plus. This unique system provides effective humidification under changing conditions by:
- Minimising condensation to prevent mask pressure fluctuation and pressure algorithm disruptions.
- Maximising humidity during leaks to prevent nasal discomfort.
The fully integrated heated humidifier's auto-adjusting heater plate maximises humidity by compensating for changes in room temperature and during mouth and mask leaks. The level of humidity is dependent on room temperature so humidification remains stable.
Performance Reporting - Keep Track of Your Progress
Through a clever SmartStick data key and the comprehensive PerformanceMaximizer treatment efficacy reporting software (not included; for use by therapy provider) you and your therapy provider can keep track of therapy effectiveness including compliance, apnoea/hypopnoea index (AHI), leak rates and pressure. If your clinician does not have this software, please see under "Data Transfer" for information about sending us your SmartStick for a prompt report.
Auto-CPAP You Can Rely On
Aside from unique technology such as SensAwake and Ambient Tracking Plus, the Fisher & Paykel 254 Auto-CPAP boasts all the other features you would expect in a modern sleep therapy unit. The 254 offers leak compensation, manual altitude adjustment control, auto-switching power for world-wide travel, carry bag, easy cleaning, ramp, simple controls and an easy to read display. Combined with a clear manual and telephone support either from Intus or Fisher & Paykel's UK office direct, this is an easy-to-use yet high-end sleep apnoea therapy machine which can help you get back to a re-energised state of health.
|SKU / Code||HC254|
|Manufacturer||Fisher & Paykel|
|A.K.A.||SleepStyle 200 Series Auto CPAP|
|Supported PAP Modes||CPAP, Auto-CPAP (APAP)|
|Pressure Type||Pre-set / Fixed, Variable / Auto-adjusting|
|Operating Pressure Range||4-20 hPa / cm H2O|
|PAP Dimensions (Standalone)||17.0 cm H x 14.0 cm W x 27.5 cm L - 6.7 in H x 5.5 in W x 10.8 in L|
|Menu Languages||Generic (Numbers & Symbols)|
|Blower Operation Meter||No|
|Usage Compliance Meter||No|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||2 Years|
|User Manual Included||Yes|
|User Manual Languages||Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Nederlands, Norsk, Português, Simplified Chinese, Suomi, Svenska, Traditional Chinese|
|Clinician Manual Included||When shipped to hospital or clinic|
|Manufacturer's Help Lines||Australia, Austria, Benelux, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Middle East (Dubai), New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States|
|Made In||New Zealand|
|Fixed Built-in Humidifier?||Built-in humidification (fixed)|
|Humidifier Controls||On the CPAP machine.|
|Humidifier Heat Levels||N/A|
|Humidifier Integration||Fully integrated as it comes.|
|Humidification Options||Can only be purchased with heated humidificaiton.|
|Humidifier Power Source||Via PAP Machine|
|PAP Dimensions (w/ Humidifier)||17.0 cm H x 14.0 cm W x 27.5 cm L - 6.7 in H x 5.5 in W x 10.8 in L|
|Heated Tube Included||No|
|Tube Length||6ft / 183cm|
|Tube Length Settings||6ft / 183cm|
|Applicable Filter Types||Coarse Filters|
|Coarse Filters Included||2|
|High Efficiency Fine Filters Included||0|
|Washable Filters||Not Washable|
|Electrical Ratings||50-60Hz, 100-115V ~ (1.2A, 1.3A max), 220-240V ~ (0.8A, 1.8A max)|
|Max Power Consumption||No|
|Power Cord Included||3-Pin Figure 8 UK Fused|
|Power Supply Type||Internal - No Brick|
|Multi-Voltage Power Switching||Automatic Switching|
|AC to DC Switch||Not Applicable|
|DC Option||Not Available (Use inverter)|
|DC Battery Comments||Average current DC to AC requirements: 115V - 200W / 300W Surge 230V - 300W / 500W Surge Please make sure the inverter you use matches these requirements.|
|Ramp/Delay Method||Rampt button drops pressure to 5 hPa / cm H2O and gradually increases it over 20 minutes.|
|Events Pressure Adjusted On||Hypopnoea, Apnoea|
|Sound Level dB(A)||No|
|Carry Bag Features||Padded Bag, Shoulder Strap|
|Pressure Displayed||Actual Current Pressure|
|Mask On Power On Automatically||N/A|
|Mask Off Power Down Automatically||N/A|
|Mask Fit Alerts||No|
|Automatic Mask Leak Compensation||Yes|
Reviews - 1 reviews
New purchase: Review by Malcolm - 09-09-2009
I had used a C-PAP before supplied by the NHS and was discharged some 4/5 years ago. My doctor saw me and said I needed one once more. The only problem was the NHS had a three months waiting list. My thoughts where I could afford to buy one so I went ahead and purchased my Fisher & Paykel Auto 524.
My first report is no dreams and when I awoke it took me time to come round so I had been in a deep sleep.