Obstructive sleep apnea patients rely on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to control their disordered breathing even when they are traveling. To address these needs, there are many lightweight, portable options designed specifically for people who are on the go. (Sleep Review considers devices with dimensions less than 40 cm (length + width + height) to be “travel-friendly.”) The travel CPAP guide compares devices on parameters including dimensions, weight, sound level, interface compatibility, power supply, and more.
|Company:||Breas Medical||Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare||Philips||ResMed||Somnera, Inc|
|Device:||Z2 Auto CPAP||IntelliPAP 2 CPAP System||DreamStation Go||AirMini||Somnera Airbox|
|Description:||The Z2 auto auto-adjusting CPAP builds on the Z1 with a quieter motor and an auto start/stop feature. Patients can use their favorite mask. An integrated, rechargeable PowerShell lithium ion battery is available as an add-on to provide a full night’s therapy on a single charge. Free Nitelog app records sleep data on iOS or Android.||The IntelliPAP 2 with PureView Algorithm offers improved sensitivity to a full spectrum of patient events to provide a therapy experience based on natural breathing patterns. The CPAP is equipped with optional PulseDose Heated Humidification to manage tubing rainout, features Bluetooth connectivity, and is approved for airline use with a Drive DeVilbiss external battery.||DreamStation Go is a discreet, ultraportable PAP therapy device weighing <2lbs. A built-in power supply helps limit components to pack, while 12 mm micro-flexible tubing continues the compact trend. It also features a tap/bottled water compatible heated humidifier for added convenience. DreamStation Go meets FAA standards for in-flight use.||AirMini packs ResMed’s clinically proven CPAP|
technology along with its comfort and easeof-use features into a sleek, portable, pocketsized device ideal for therapy on the go. The AirMini is available with ResMed’s proprietary AutoSet functionality as well as a waterless humidification system for patient comfort.
|The Somnera Airbox provides positive airway|
pressure without the continuous high airflow
of CPAP. Low-flow technology eliminates the
cumbersome humidifier and allows the system
to feature a hose so light that patients don’t feel attached to anything during sleep. System
purchase includes free optional support with
live sleep coach.
|Dimensions (cm):||16.26 x 8.38 x 5.13||9.3 × 15.5 × 15||15 × 15 × 5.8||13.6 × 8.4 × 5.2||7 x 9 x 13|
|Weight, Without Optional Add-ons (g):||299||875||844 (includes internal power supply)||300||600|
|Sound Level (dBa):||26||26.6||30 (with 12 mm micro-flex tubing)||29||44|
|Interface Compatibility:||Does not require the use of proprietary|
masks or tubes.
|Compatible with nasal, vented full face, nasal pillow, and nasal cannula CPAP|
|Compatible with CPAP masks available from any manufacturer, but to promote the most effective therapy, Philips Sleep and Respiratory masks are recommended.||Compatible with ResMed AirTouch F20 full face|
mask with UltraSoft memory foam cushion, AirFit F20 full face mask, AirFit F30 mask, AirFit N20
nasal mask, AirFit P10 for AirMini nasal pillows
|The Somnera System Airbox can only be connected to the Somnera System hose and mask.|
|Pressure Range (cm H2O):||4–20||3–20||4–20||4–20||4-20|
|Operating Modes:||CPAP, APAP||CPAP, APAP||CPAP, APAP||CPAP, APAP, AutoSet for Her||CPAP, APAP|
|Available Features:||HME (waterless) humidification included, airplane mode, optional integrated battery and travel case. Altitude compensation up to 8,000 ft.||Optional heated humidification. Airplane mode available. Included travel case. Altitude compensation up to 1060 hPa – 700 hPa (~1,400 ft below sea level to 9,800 ft).||Optional heated humidification, external battery pack, and travel case. Integrated battery included. Airplane mode available. Altitude compensation up to ~7,434 ft.||Humidification and airplane mode included. Optional travel case. Altitude compensation up to 8,500 ft.||Optional external battery pack. Airplane mode and travel case included. Altitude compensation up to 8,500 ft.|
|Power Supply When Plugged In:||30W power adapter. Input range 100-|
240V, 50-60Hz. Includes US power
plug. Can be adapted with standard
travel adapter plugs.
|Accepts line voltages of 100-240V, 50/60Hz. AC power cords for the UK, EU, and Australia are available.||100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0-1.0 A.||20W AC power supply unit. Input range 100-240V, 50-60Hz. The connector has an angled edge so the power cord can only be inserted into the machine one way,||Power adapter: Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz;|
Output: 12V DC.
|Smart Phone App:||Nitelog 2.0||SmartLink||DreamMapper||AirMini by ResMed||SleepBridge App|
Information for this guide based on data submitted by travel CPAP device marketers. Sleep Review strives for accuracy in all data but cannot be held responsible for claims made by marketers. Pricing is subject to change. All marketers get one listing at no charge. Advertisers are offered multiple listings. All travel CPAP devices may not be included. We plan to update this guide once a year. Email sroy[at]medqor.com to be considered for the next update.