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Travel CPAP Machines
#1
Travel CPAP Machines
Hello All,

I am a new member to this forum, so I apologize if my question has been asked before.  I did do a search, but came up dry  Bigwink

I travel pretty often and would like to invest in a good travel sized CPAP machine.  
My primary reason is to use on long flights so that I can sleep.  Humidifier is important, as I tend to get dry.  My settings are low (usually max at 12).  I currently use either a nasal or nasal hybrid full face mask.  Was thinking of trying nasal pillows as it looks less crazy on a plane than the full face or nasal mask.

The DreamStation Go gets great reviews, but has no humidification.  Does anyone know if you can successfully use a HME with that machine?

I would very much appreciate any input/suggestions from those who have travel machines.

Thanks!

Lin
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#2
RE: Travel CPAP Machines
Hi Kre8tiv1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for answers to your question and good luck with CPAP therapy.,
trish6hundred
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#3
RE: Travel CPAP Machines
I have no personal experience with travel machines, but it would seem that the ResMed travel machine might be your best bet, since it includes waterless humidification with some masks.
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RE: Travel CPAP Machines
Thank you.  Unfortunately, from the reviews I've been reading, the Resmed waterless humidification isn't the most effective.  Sad
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#5
RE: Travel CPAP Machines
All travel sized machines are a compromise from what you use now. As soon as you add humidification, the Airsense 10 is the best and smallest machine out there. What specifically do you find to be a problem in travel with it?
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RE: Travel CPAP Machines
I want it to be small enough to use on the airplane.
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You can use the air sense 10 on a plane. Just don't put water in the humidifier and turn the humidifier off.
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RE: Travel CPAP Machines
I need humidification.
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RE: Travel CPAP Machines
Kre8tiv1, You can fill the humidifier tub in the plane restroom but may end up spilling it in to the machine. I wouldn't do it.

I'd get use to the idea of no humidification while on the airplane. Of course you could just stay awake the whole time.
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Would not use water from the plane, water stored in tanks and rarely cleaned, bottled water for sure.
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