What is the Best Travel CPAP?

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are prescribed a CPAP machine to use while you sleep, you know that it is important to bring one with you when you travel. Travel CPAPs are designed to deliver CPAP therapy but are designed to be smaller in size and weight than home CPAPs. There are some trade-offs to using a smaller form factor, such as noise or water-based humidification. They all require a prescription for purchase.

See the table below to compare the relative features of the current travel CPAPs in the US market to decide for yourself or ask your healthcare professional for advice.

Z2 Auto™AirMini™ AutoSetDreamStation Go™ Auto
Pressure ModeAuto/FixedAuto/FixedAuto/Fixed
Dimensions6.48" x 3.3" x 2.02"5.4" x 3.3" x 2.1"5.937" x 5.937" x 2.315"
Weight10.4 oz10.6 oz29.76 oz
Integrated Battery Optiongreen_checkred_xgreen_check
Waterless Humidificationgreen_checkgreen_checkred_x
Heated Humidificationred_xred_xgreen_check
Information Displaygreen_checkred_xgreen_check
On-Machine Programminggreen_checkred_xgreen_check
Does Not Require Proprietary Maskgreen_checkred_xgreen_check
Free Trial30 daysred_xred_x
Warranty2 years2 years2 years
Bluetooth Data Transmissiongreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Free Data Appgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Compliance Reportinggreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Pressure Range4 - 20 cm H2O4 - 20 cm H2O4 - 20 cm H2O
Comfort Featuregreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Ramp Time0 - 45 min0 - 45 min0 - 45 min
Adjustable Ramp Start Pressuregreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Altitude Adjustmentgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Meets FAA Requirementsgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Voltage110-240V, 50-60Hz110-240V, 50-60Hz110-240V, 50-60Hz

Transcend Auto is a trademark of Somnetics International, Inc. AirMini and EPR are trademarks of ResMed. DreamStation Go, DreamMapper and Flex are trademarks of Koninklijke Philips N.V. They are neither made by nor affiliated with Breas Medical.