Reduced size, modern design
The DreamStation range of CPAP machines are notably smaller and lighter than they System One predecessors. The main DreamStation units themselves weigh around 15% less than their System One equivalents - already favoured for their compact size. This allows you to travel more easily with your CPAP machine, and short of opting for a dedicated second machine for travel, the DreamStation represents arguably the best combination of size, features and performance available.
Tracking your CPAP therapy has never been easier
Philips Respironics have made allowing patients to keep on top of their therapy a top priority with the DreamStation range. As a result, the DreamStation provides to most ways of allowing patients to view their sleep data that we've seen. As usual, the data can be downloaded from the SD card (included) by your healthcare provider. However the full colour display also means you can access the important statistics on the machine itself. Thirdly, if you have a compatible iOS or Android smart device (not included) then you can use the DreamMapper app to view more in-depth statistics and data graphs. It is certainly the most comprehensive, focus-focussed data reporting feature set we've seen in a CPAP machine to date. If the DreamMapper app is of interest then we recommend checking compatibility with your device prior to purchase. The App Store link for Apple devices can be found here, while the Android Play Store link is here.
Important: The DreamMapper App is not available in every country. In Europe, it is currently is is available in the UK, Ireland, Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland at the time of writing. If you live outside of these countries it may not be available to download, though you can still return your SD card to us for analysis instead. However Philips are working on rolling the App out to additional countries, so please see if your country is listed on the drop-down box on this page to see if it has been made available for your country.
Optimised humidification temperatures
As with most CPAP machines, the DreamStation machines can be coupled with a humidifier if desired. The DreamStation Heated Humidifier is available separately and can be found here. As is the norm, the DreamStation Heated Humidifier has various temperature settings that you can adjust to suit. However it also features and Adaptive mode, which monitors the ambient humidity of the room and adjust the temperature of the water accordingly. No guesswork or trial and error required - you can rest knowing that you should be getting the right level of humidification regardless. The DreamStation Heated Humidifier slots neatly onto the main unit and shares the same power supply, so there's no need for a second wall socket. If you are unsure if you need a humidifier or not, then you can read our guide here. If you did wish to purchase the DreamStation Heated Humidifier, then you can add it to your order here.
Auto Start and Stop
The DreamStation Auto can detect if and when you start or stop using your CPAP machine. If you need a toilet break during the night, for example, you do not need to worry about fumbling about for the right button. Simply take your mask off and the machine will power down, and once it detects your breathing again it will resume automatically. This is another small feature which, when added to the other little touches Philips have added, show how patient-focussed the DreamStation is. Please be aware that this feature is actually disabled as standard, so do let us know prior to dispatch if you would like us to enable this for you.
Never forget to change your filters
Modern CPAP machine requires no maintaince other than regular changing of the filters. Many patients do not realise how important this actually is; clogged filters can reduce the performance of the machine and over time the filters will start to disintegrate. It is therefore important to keep on top of this as directed; and the DreamStation range now has automatic reminders when each filters is approaching the end of its lifespan.
Exhalation relief for exhanced comfort
Philips Respironics pioneered exhalation relief technology, which sees the machine lower the pressure it is providing slightly when the patient is breathing out. This allows the patient to exhale against less pressure; making it easier and more comfortable. Phillips have further refined their A-Flex functionality (their name for exhalation relief) to make the transitions between inhalation and exhalation smoother and more natural than ever before.
SKU / Code GBX500S15 Weight (including packaging) in grams 2165.0000 Manufacturer Philips Respironics Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Vat Exempt Yes A.K.A. No Primary Mode(s) Auto-CPAP (APAP) Supported PAP Modes CPAP, Auto-CPAP (APAP) Pressure Type Variable / Auto-adjusting Operating Pressure Range 4-20 hPa / cm H2O Weight (machine only) 0.7kg / 1.6lbs PAP Dimensions (Standalone) 193x157x84mm Menu Languages English DVD Included No Mask Included No Blower Operation Meter No Usage Compliance Meter On-screen, With Clinician Software Manufacturer's Warranty 2 years - excluding consumable parts, such as filters, tubing and water chamber (if applicable) User Manual Included Yes User Manual Languages No Clinician Manual Included When shipped to hospital or clinic Manufacturer's Help Lines United Kingdom, United States Made In No CE Marked Yes Fixed Built-in Humidifier? Unhumidified (can be integrated later) Humidifier Capacity No Humidifier Controls No Humidifier Heat Levels 5 Humidifier Integration No Humidification Options No Humidifier Power Source Via PAP Machine PAP Dimensions (w/ Humidifier) 29.7x19.3x8.4cm (w/ humidifier) Tube Included Yes Heated Tube Included No Tube Length 6ft / 183cm Tube Length Settings 6ft / 183cm Applicable Filter Types Coarse Filters, High Efficiency Fine Filters Coarse Filters Included 1 High Efficiency Fine Filters Included 1 Washable Filters Coarse Filters Washable Electrical Ratings 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0-1.0 A Max Power Consumption No Power Cord Included 3-Pin Figure 8 UK Fused Power Supply Type External with Power Brick Multi-Voltage Power Switching Automatic Switching AC to DC Switch Automatic (if both connected) DC Option 12V DC DC Battery Comments
DC Power Consumption: 12 VDC, 6.67A.
To run from a DC source you will require Philips DC Cable #3 - found HERE.
Lit Buttons Yes, automatically dimming Lit Display Yes, automatically dimming Ramp/Delay Method 0.5 hPa/cm H2O increments, 0-45 minutes Events Pressure Adjusted On No Sound Level dB(A) < 30 dB(A) Carry Bag Features No Fault Notifications No Maintenance Reminders Filter Replacements Altitude Compensation Automatic Pressure Displayed Actual Current Pressure Pressure Accuracy +/- 0.5 hPa / cm H2O Mask On Power On Automatically Yes, on by default Mask Off Power Down Automatically Yes, on by default Mask Fit Alerts Visible / Display Automatic Mask Leak Compensation Yes
Quality 5 star : (17) 4 star : (4) 3 star : (0) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (1) Value 5 star : (8) 4 star : (8) 3 star : (6) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (0) Ease of Use 5 star : (16) 4 star : (5) 3 star : (1) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (0) Comfort 5 star : (16) 4 star : (5) 3 star : (0) 2 star : (1) 1 star : (0) Website Information 5 star : (11) 4 star : (9) 3 star : (2) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (0)Total : 22 Reviews
Customer Reviewseasy to use, silent, comfortable. better than many other machines ive tried especially with the Fisher and Paykel nasal "Brevida" mask Review by GARY
Website Information Comfort Ease of Use Value Qualityeasy to use, silent, comfortable. better than many other machines ive tried especially with the Fisher and Paykel nasal "Brevida" mask(Posted on 1 February 2020)
Amazing Review by Raymond
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationI took the plunge and bought myself a Philips DreamStation auto CPAP machine and I'm very impressed.(Posted on 15 July 2019)
I struggled with my previous machine but the auto pressure delivery on my DreamStation, is a game changer for me. I was really struggling for a good night's sleep before switching but managed a full 8 hours on my first night!
Brilliant Review by CJ
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationAs a first time user of Cpap this has been transformative. It is small, well made, silent and very easy to use. Only sound is my breathing. Bluetooth info to app very simple. From first night's use I slept soundly (unheard of for past 30 years) and Ahi down from 31.5 to between 1 and 3. I only wish I had found this years ago.(Posted on 24 May 2019)
Nice and easy to use, mobile app is a plus Review by Pete
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortUpgraded from an s9 to the dreamstation, is a much nicer design. The mobile app is a real bonus for monitoring how things are going.(Posted on 19 April 2019)
Better than the Pro Review by Ian
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortThe hospital started me with a Dreamstation auto - to 'calibrate' me. Then switched me to a Dreamstation Pro. The pro wasn't as comfortable being near constantly set at the pressure needed when I was at my snoriest, but all night. I'm pretty sure the 'auto' is the same device as the 'pro' - but with a 'magic screwdriver' applied to deliver the comfort of an auto, with quite a price uplift to match. I cracked after 3 months and paid out: I wanted the more comfortable machine that's easier on me when I don't need much pressure.(Posted on 8 April 2019)
EU-PAP did demand proof of CPAP prescription which did promise to (or could have) delay delivery, but I had mine onhand - it felt a bit of a privacy invasion though. Delivery was prompt as proof was speedily accepted. I find the 'off' button difficult to reach - perhaps a standalone remote "off" and "ramp" button would help (on my phone perhaps?). The machine could be quieter with some sort of muffler on the tube. Can I switch the machine to ramp when I've woken when things are bad - there's no need to keep the pressure when I'm awake? I'll try that sometime.
Troublesome Review by DrMIk
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueI bought this machine about 8 months ago and I have had all sorts of error codes running on the system after performance check. It doesn't compensate for Mask leakages and the humidifier doesn't work effectively it drys my mouth so much that I wake up three times on a night. My personal experience was a bad one. I am thinking of buying another machine.(Posted on 16 September 2018)
Fantastic Review by Walkers25
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueI already had a non automatic Cpap machine but the automatic function and the app on my phone which give me the user info on a daily basis, makes this machine worth itsweight in gold.(Posted on 31 August 2018)
Delighted, and money well spent
Very quite compared to other CPAP machines I have used and exceptionally comfortable. Review by Zander
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueI have used several other makes of CPAP before. This one is by far the most comfortable. Its runs very quietly and the automatic adjustment to changes in pressure when breathing out makes for very comfortable breathing. I did not realise what a difference this would make.(Posted on 13 August 2018)
Excellent product Review by Angie
Value Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of UseBest nights sleep I have had in a long time and able to see at a glance how my therapy is working(Posted on 9 July 2018)
Excellent nights sleep Review by Andymac
Value Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of UseThis machine is absolutely 1st class. From the ease of use to the build quality. The Philips app is a really useful tool that allows you to set your own personal goals as well as see how you actually slept during the night. The additional SIM or WiFi modems are brilliant in that they allow you to send the data directly to your clinician rather than posting SD cards(Posted on 22 June 2018)