Traveling with a CPAP machine can be a difficult task. Most find it to be a hassle especially when flying because of the time it takes to go through the checkpoints or having to actually check a bag because the machine is too bulky to take in the carry on. There have been a lot of advances in travel size CPAP machines that make it much easier to travel with. Also these advances have made it easier to move around while sleeping.
One CPAP machine for travel is the S8 Escape. This is designed for both home and travel use. It is smaller and quieter than most machines. The S8 Escape takes up way less space and doesn’t take up a lot of room on your carry on or in your checked luggage. It has an optional data card that can hold up to a year’s worth of summary data. It also has a built in patient reminder system that helps manage your therapy and helps track compliance. The power options also make it a very good travel option.
The S8 Escape has a whisper quiet motor that uses half the motor speed than others. The lower speed along with the construction of the S8 reduces the noise levels. It recreates your breathing pattern so that when you breath while sleeping it feels more natural through the night. It customizes to each individual person. It has a wide range in pressure settings and an automatic altitude adjustment so if you travel to higher or lower altitudes it will adjust on its own.
The S8 can also be combined with the new H4i heated humidifier. The humidifier is powered by the system so when they are combined they work as a single unit. It locks onto the body of the S8 and keeps it stable. It is very easy to attach and detach depending on your mood. The lid makes it easier to fill and empty when you change the water. It also has a larger chamber which means you won’t have to refill the humidifier during the night.
Another great travel CPAP machine is the BreatheX CPAP machine. There are no messy cords to get caught up and it doesn’t have to clutter your bedside, so more room for those books. The new CAPA machine travel is like a soft airplane style pillow. This can either be placed at your side while you sleep or you can wear it like a neck pillow. The battery is also something that can be used for a couple evenings before it needs to be recharged. This is a great travel CPAP machine especially for someone that travels all the time or on long distant flights where they might sleep.
BreathX is completely batter powered and makes it easier for travel because of this. You can use it and not worry when trying to find a power outlet. It is shaped like a U-shape and made of a comfy foam material for use in many positions. You can either wear it around your neck or you can place it beside you or over you. You can sleep on your back or on your sides. This is great for someone who moves around a lot when they sleep.
You won’t need to have a CPAP machine taking up your bedside any longer. The BreathX also helps eliminate the 6-foot tubes because you don’t have to place it on a stand next you. This helps eliminate yanking and pulling and the cords don’t get tangled any longer. It is compatible with almost every other pillow systems, making it easy so you can keep the mask you are used to. It is very light and easy to use and makes traveling a lot easier than it used to be.
When looking for a travel CPAP machine know what type of travel you are going to do most frequently and start from there. You can always find the right fit for your needs.
Other REMstar Pro CPAP machines and reference material:
CPAP REMstar Pro, REMstar Pro M-Series, REMstar Pro M-Series Manual, REMstar Pro C-Flex, Respironics REMstar Pro, REMstar Pro 2, REMstar Pro C-Flex Series, and REMstar Pro CPAP