Research and education

Approximately one in every five adults1 have sleep-disordered breathing (SDB).

An expanding body of scientific evidence clearly indicates that SDB has a profound negative impact on public health.

Through its strong partnership with the global medical community, ResMed is committed to:

  • increasing awareness of the dangers of untreated SDB
  • supporting ongoing research into the correlation of SDB with other health risks
  • finding effective clinical solutions to improve the health and lives of SDB patients

ResMed Academy Online

The ResMed Academy Online is designed to provide you with easy access to a variety of learning resources at no cost.

ResMed Academy Online



Noninvasive ventilation for COPD patients

Read a selection of research articles on the topics of bilevel therapy and noninvasive ventilation.

AutoSet™ technology

Learn more about the differences between fixed pressure and auto-adjusting therapy devices.

Diabetes and sleep apnoea

Explore research about diabetes in relation to sleep and respiratory care.

Sleep apnoea and cardiovascular issues

Further explore research topics on cardiovascular disease and its connection to sleep apnoea and SDB.

Obesity and sleep apnoea

Read about obesity research in relation to sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory care.

Farrell favorites

ResMed Founder and Chairman Dr. Peter Farrell identifies key research findings that are shaping the field of sleep medicine today.

Benefits of noninvasive ventilation for COPD in the hospital and home

NIV helps patients with COPD and hypercapnia in hospital and at home.

iVAPS vs. standard NIV

A study comparing standard NIV with auto-titrating NIV

Identifying COPD exacerbations early

Monitoring respiratory frequency at home can facilitate early intervention for COPD patients experiencing exacerbations.

Improving survival in COPD using NPPV

Improving survival in patients with COPD using long-term non-invasive positive pressure ventilation.

Home ventilation lowers risks in COPD

Lowering the risk of acidotic respiratory failure with non-invasive ventilation at home.

Comparison of S/T mode with iVAPS mode for a COPD patient1

Case study of an elderly COPD patient who was switched from ST mode to iVAPS

NIV Initiation Protocol

How to initiate NIV in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency or failure

Recurrent acidotic exacerbations of COPD

Recurrent acidotic exacerbations of COPD. An economic analysis of a domiciliary approach.