Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account

New Posts   Today's Posts

Z1 travel cpap
I use a Resmed Aircurve 10 ASV and am very happy with it. The pressure setting is 4 - 10. I get additional oxygen from a concentrator because I live at 7000 ft.
My AHI is always well below 3 and mostly below 2.
Because of my frequent travels I bought a "travel" APAP, the Z1 Auto. I have been testing it out at the same settings and the same oxygen supply, but I can't get the AHI below 7 and wake up often grasping for air.
Should I tweak the minimum and/or maximum pressure settings on this machine to get better results?
Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  
I don't think an APAP can be expected to do the work of an ASV, no matter how you tweak it, although it doesn't hurt to try. I guess if you're not away for long periods, it's better than nothing. You can put up with AHI=7 for a few days at a time, especially if the rest of the time you're getting good restorative sleep. But if your trips are long, it'd probably be better to lug your a ASV along.

I used to leave my CPAP at home for short trips and just use a mouthpiece. It was a very partial solution but I could put up with it. Note I just bring the machine...
Post Reply Post Reply
Hi Zandman,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You aren’t getting optimal therapy with your Z1. The ASV is more extensive; to get the most out of your therapy, it would be better if you could take the ASV machine.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
Post Reply Post Reply
I cant comment on the ASV vs APAP but one thing which may help is using a full size hose with the Z1. I found that I felt starved for air using the mini travel hose that ships with the unit. The larger hose will quiet down a little as well.
Post Reply Post Reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Travel Cpap machine? Solar Rays 16 330 Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Last Post: tedgreen
  Travel CPAP Machines Kre8tiv1 18 962 01-28-2018, 06:23 PM
Last Post: Kre8tiv1
  changing the pressure on a Transcend Auto travel CPAP jeffpe 2 272 01-14-2018, 08:25 PM
Last Post: cant_sleep_in_nj
Question APEX XT Prime travel machine Wallydog88 4 415 11-15-2017, 11:13 AM
Last Post: Newbee2016
  Travel CPAP data questions Samelia 9 771 11-10-2017, 12:59 AM
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  Advice Would be So Appreciated [w/ travel CPAP choice] tish 8 547 10-26-2017, 08:22 PM
Last Post: HalfAsleep
  [Equipment] Z1 auto travel cpap mode change Aschaefer5 4 765 10-22-2017, 02:12 PM
Last Post: jedwin

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.