Travel CPAPs can be a great tool for those of you that are on the road, do some camping, or maybe just want to conserve some of that “nightstand real estate”. The big question is, which one is best for you.
To answer that question you really have to ask your self a few other questions:
What is my Budget?
Prices range considerably for travel CPAPs. For instance the Transcend Mini CPAP starts at $449 while the AirMini starts at $849. You want all the bells and whistles, but you also don’t want to break the bank if you don’t have to. Deciding whether Bluetooth, apps, and accessories are worth the extra money is an important decision up front.
Where do I plan on using my travel CPAP?
If you plan on using your travel CPAP off-the-grid or on onboard a plane, you need to consider models that have available batteries. Most of them do, but not all. If you plan on using it as a primary unit, you should consider whether or not you want your doctor to be able to download your data. Some units require specific software to provide clinical reports. If you plan on traveling overseas you will need to have adapters which are included in some models. Overall a clear understanding of how and where you will be using the Travel Unit will help our Customer Service team point you in the right direction.
Will my Prescription work for a Travel CPAP?
BiPAP, CPAP, Autopap, and the list goes on. Travel CPAPs are currently only geared to work for patients using CPAP or Auto CPAP. That is important because if you are using a BiPAP, ASV, or ST, you should consult with your sleep Dr to see if travel CPAP is an option for you. It may not be.
Overall knowing why you want a Travel CPAP is the most important. Understanding your Travel CPAP goals will make the selection much easier. As always, keep in mind that at CPAPmyway we are happy to discuss all of these options with you by phone, email or chat anytime you’d like. Also feel free to look over the Different Models we offer in our Travel CPAP Section.