How To Find The Right Small CPAP Machine
A CPAP Machine is an addition not only to your bedtime routine but also to your home. Your CPAP equipment may be taking valuable real estate on your bedside or in your travel bag; this is why size, portability, and comfort are some of the most important features a small CPAP machine should incorporate.
To transport your therapeutic devices easily and get the best sleep possible, you need a reliable machine that is also comfortable to take along so you can rest easy even when you're away from home.
The latest CPAP Machines innovations have taken this critical feature into account as designs are becoming smaller, sleeker, and more portable. In this way, they fit comfortably into your day to day life, making it more convenient to adjust to sleep therapy.
Are you looking for a small CPAP?
We've highlighted three of our favorite devices that are small in size without compromising effectiveness so you can go off the grid with confidence!
The AirMini™ is one of the smallest portable CPAP in the market, weighing just under one pound. The lightweight and compact design make it ideal for travel. It fits easily in a bag even with a humidifier and comes with a premium travel bag and accessories for therapy on the go.
The HumidX™ Technology gives you the comfort of waterless humidification (no more carrying distilled water everywhere) for ultimate convenience. It provides a quiet experience with ActiveAir™ technology, limiting therapy flow while still increasing therapy pressure. If you're in a long flight, you can use it with confidence, knowing you won't disturb fellow passengers and that your sleep treatment won't be compromised.
The ResMed AirMini™ AutoSet is compatible with ResMed CPAP masks: AirFit™P10 for AirMini™, AirFit™N20, AirFit™F20, AirTouch™ F20, and AirFit™F30. The wide variety of mask options that fit this machine gives you the freedom to choose a comfortable mask that works for you. AirMini™ is not compatible with any other masks, tubing, or humidifier systems.
Includes three therapy modes, providing optimal therapy at the lowest pressure throughout the night, plus the free AirMini™ App for iOS or Android helps to keep track of your sleep therapy and manage your comfort settings. It also works with Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite as an external battery source, and its FAA-approved working in altitudes of up to 8,500 feet.
Apparently, good things do come in small packages. With multiple advanced features incorporated such as Bluetooth connectivity, SmartRamp, and OptiStart, the DreamStation has a sleek, modular design with a smaller footprint that takes up significantly less room on the nightstand and any travel bag. It's also one of the most silent CPAP machines, checking in at only 25.8 decibels (that's whisper-quiet), giving you the confidence to take anywhere you go.
This machine also gives you the versatility to track your progress with integrated intelligent monitoring for premium quality treatment. Checking your usage data helps you evaluate your progress and ensure your mask fit is adequate. Having access to this information is valuable to your treatment's success and compliance.
One of the latest travel machines in the market is the DreamStation Go. Known as the ultimate solution for travelers, it’s a small and lightweight Auto CPAP machine designed for on-the-go users due to the USB charging port, micro tubing, easy setup, and of course, compact size.
The DreamStation machine is a portable version, half the size of the other DreamStation machines. It includes many travel-friendly features and options such as battery capability and a slimmer 12mm microtube for easy packing. The tube snaps easily onto the port of the DreamStation Go and is compatible with any CPAP mask. You can also use a 15mm or 22mm hose with the machine if desired.
The machine weighs in at a light 1.86 pounds for effortless handling and fully charges in five hours, making it low maintenance and easily manageable device. Compatible with DreamStation Go Overnight Battery, Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite with DreamStation Go Adapter Kit. It's also FAA approved so you can travel worry-free.
The best part is that this machine is not solely intended for traveling; it can also serve as your home unit. The touch screen display is user-friendly, and the machine is compatible with any CPAP mask.
We are talking small, ultra-small.
This single pressure device, weighing just 0.65 lb., is the perfect traveling companion. The device is whisper-quiet and includes waterless humidification to make carrying distilled water a thing of the past.
Single pressure means it delivers a fixed pressure therapy other than when the Ramp mode is activated. It also includes the Z-Breathe® Comfort Feature, minimizing the common pressure swings to deliver a more pleasing treatment.
For added battery life, an optional integrated battery called the PowerShell is available. The rechargeable, lithium-ion battery provides a full night's therapy on a single charge. It's also compatible with external power sources such as Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite Battery.
The machine does not require a special mask or tube; any mask is compatible as long as it does not have a proprietary connection. It has a max altitude capability of 8,000 feet and its FAA approved.
You can keep track of your sleep data history with a USB connection to Windows-based computers to free DataViewer program and firmware upgrades.
With so many options, life plans will never get in the way of your sleep therapy. You definitely shouldn't leave your machine at home, even for short trips, because even a brief interruption to your sleep therapy can jeopardize your treatment's effectiveness. Now living with sleep apnea is easier without all of the extra hassles associated with travel thanks to the wide range of small sleep apnea machines available in the market.
Written by Aaron Fuhrman