One feature of travel CPAP machines that is often overlooked is heated humidification. Most travel-size CPAPs offer no solution for heated humidification, but some (like the Transcend 365) have portrable humidifier options. This allows you to continue to enjoy a mobile lifestyle and the comfort of heated humidification no matter where you sleep. But what is CPAP humidification, and why is it important to CPAP therapy?
The Basics of CPAP Humidification
CPAP humidifiers provide warm, moist air to CPAP users so they can sleep comfortably. The use of humidification prevents the airway from getting too dry during CPAP therapy. Traditional heated humidifiers work much like a coffee pot: a heater plate warms up a reservoir of water and then a constant stream of air passes over it to deliver heated humidification to the CPAP user.
The Transcend 365 uses a completely unique approach to heated humidification to deliver a more efficient and portable humidifier solution. Rather than constantly heating and blowing humidified air to the user, the Transcend 365 wicks water up to a heating element using patented Capillary Force Vaporizer™ technology. When the user inhales, humidified air is delivered to the CPAP user. When they exhale, the heater “rests” preserving power. The Transcend 365’s Smart Humidifier™ also reduces the amount of water used, allowing for a smaller tank and overall travel-sized package. It also prevents unwanted moisture in your mask and tubing.
Because the Transcend 365’s humidifier is so power efficient, it can provide battery-powered humidification. It’s the only CPAP + integrated heated humidifier that can be powered by a single travel-size P10 battery. This makes the machine highly portable and easy to bring with you whether you are flying, camping, staying in a hotel, or backpacking across Europe!
Why is Humidification Important During CPAP Therapy?
Although CPAP machines provide very effective sleep apnea treatment, they do come with some side effects. Some of the most common ones are dry mouth, itchy throats and nasal congestion, all of which can be mitigated by using a heated humidifier with your CPAP. Much like using a humidifier in your room during the winter, CPAP humidification cuts back on these side effects and makes for a much more comfortable CPAP treatment experience.
If you want the comfort of heated humidification no matter where you go, try the Transcend 365!