CPAP machines are used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. They are used to normalize the respiratory activity of the patient. These devices have many appendages such as hoses, tubes, humidifiers, face masks, filters, and other additional components that are used to optimize the efficiency of the therapy and the comfortableness of the patient.
Patients need to use CPAP machines whenever they are sleeping because that’s when the apnea occurs. Sometimes, it can be very uncomfortable to use these machines because they are big and noisy and distracting to the patient. CPAP therapy is also restricting for the patient because they can’t travel too long and too far if they have bulky CPAP machines along with them.
Because of the emerging demands and desires of patients about their CPAP machine systems, manufacturers and producers have created a wide variety of the products to provide specific qualities that particular patients are looking for in a CPAP machine. One of the latest innovations in CPAP machinery design is its portability and handiness. The smallest CPAP’s are starting to surface, and many more will appear in the future. The title of the smallest CPAP machine as of today can be awarded to two outstanding CPAP machine systems: the Puritan Bennett GoodKnight 420G CPAP System, and the Probasics Zzz-PAP CPAP Machine.
The Puritan Bennett GoodKnight 420E CPAP System is considered the smallest and lightest CPAP machine out in the market. The machine itself weighs a mere 1.54 lbs. or barely 700 grams. It has a very quiet operation with a sound level of 31 dB maximum at 10 cm H2O. Wide a pressure range of 4 to 20 cm H2O, the GoodKnight can cater to a wide range of patients and their needs. It also has an automatic leak compensation function that keeps up to supply the correct pressure requirement of the patient. The machine can also record up to 200 sessions of compliance data which can assess the patient’s condition.
With the dimensions of 5.6” x 2.9” x 7.7”, this product can be brought anywhere without the problem of heavy baggage. The product is also state-of-the-art and ensures that its size does not compromise its quality. The GoodKnight 420E CPAP system can be perfect for people who love to travel or like to sleep in different places.
Another extremely lightweight CPAP machine is the Probasics Zzz-PAP CPAP machine. Not far from the GoodKnight, the Zzz-PAP weighs 1.76 lbs. or 800 grams. It also has a very quiet sound level of 30 dB maximum at 10 cm H2O. The machine is very easy to use and very portable as well. It can be easily brought with travel or moved to other locations,
Zzz-PAP has the dimensions of 5.7" x 5.1" x 3.9" with a cubical shape, slightly different from the rectangular prism model of the GoodKnight. The pressure range of the Zzz-PAP is from 4-18 cm H2O, only two units less than the range of the GoodKnight. This silent traveler CPAP machine is not only efficient and handy but durable as well.
If you want to be able to sleep anywhere in the house or even in someone else’s house without thinking of bothering other housemates, if you love travelling to different places all around the world, or if your work destinations are around the country, you might want to get yourself a GoodKnight 420E or a Zzz-PAP machine. Not only can they cater to your apnea therapy needs, but they are portable and lightweight as well, making them suitable for all your travelling desires. Now your sleep apnea can’t restrict you from roadtrips and vacations anymore!