Best CPAP Machines for Sleep Apnoea. PART 2 of 3
Last week CPAP Victoria reviewed two out of seven top CPAP machines currently in the market. We featured Fisher & Paykel ICON Auto CPAP Machine and DeVilbiss SleepCube Standard CPAP Machine. This week, we will discuss the Transcend mini CPAP machine and RESmart CPAP machine.
Transcend mini CPAP Machine
Transcend mini is one of the most compact, lightweight and quietest of all CPAP machines. Small at it is, it has all the qualities of a good CPAP machine and is compatible with all types of CPAP masks. At less than one pound and with three battery options, it is definitely a very portable CPAP machine that is great for travel and camping.
Power-wise, this machine has three varied battery options: one-night battery pack, multi-night battery pack and a solar charger. Transcend travel pack has a fitting battery backup feature wherein if it is plugged up and the battery is in, when the power goes out the battery will automatically run.
Its compact size is only 6.1 inches by 3.5 inches by 2.8 inches; small enough to fit in the palm of an adult. It is also lightweight, making it the perfect CPAP machine to bring when on the road. This machine is compatible will all other CPAP mask. It comes with a standard 6 feet hose and adapter.
With a low 29 db sound rating, the Transcend is so quiet. It has a ramp feature, tracks and records AHI and detected leaks for up to 12 months. It is fitted with a USB cable connection to easily access data. It also has an auto altitude adjustment of up to 8,000 feet, so in case of a camping or hiking trip high on the mountain, the Transcend mini CPAP can be used. A fun feature of this CPAP machine are the four latches off the machine’s side which are actually for strap. It is possible to strap this mini CPAP on one’s head as this will minimize possible hose movement.
The Transcend mini CPAP is vey convenient and very affordable. This is the best option if the patient tends to travel a lot, or sleep outdoors and unplugged, or just wants a great CPAP machine that will not wake the whole household if it’s on. Also available is Transcend APAP machine.
RESmart CPAP Machine with RESlex with Heated Humidifier
RESmart CPAP machine is another affordable CPAP machine. It has a humidifier, a RESlex exhalation relief for easy exhalation against airflow.
One of the top features of this CPAP machine is the pressure relief afforded. The air pressure changes as one exhales, thereby offering more comfort as one breathes out. This process is termed RESlex with adjustable settings of 1, 2 and 3 with the latter exhibiting the largest drop in airflow during exhalation.
The RESmart CPAP machine gives out a code or iCode that can be looked up online for explanation. This is a great way to track data and see variables such as snore index, average pressure, and AHI to name a few. This data is saved for 365 days. What is more convenient is the machine’s auto setting. This on and off feature detects breathing (or lack of it) in the mask. If there is no detected breathing, the machine will turn itself off. Another great feature is its auto altitude adjustment good for up to 8,200 feet. A power off alert feature is added in case power supply is interrupted. An auto leak alert is activated if a leak is detected. The humidifier is an easy snap on and off gadget that uses the same power supply as the machine. Its adjustable level can be set from 1 to 5.
Very few CPAP machines has data storage, humidifier and pressure relief settings. For its price and features, the RESmart CPAP is a great choice.