Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine Review
The Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine by HDM is a mini cpap machine made for those with sleep apnea. It's compact design makes it easily for users to take with them when they go on trips away from home. A CPAP machine uses continuous air pressure to ensure that your airways stay open while you sleep.
Introducing The Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine
Sleep apnea is a sleeping condition where you can have trouble breathing while you are sleep. This can even stop your breathing completely for a few seconds at a time while asleep. With the Z1 CPAP you can combat your sleep apnea in comfort using the following special features.
Z1 Auto CPAP Machine Features
The Z1 Auto CPAP Machine is a very compact and lightweight device that can easily be added into any carry-on baggage. You can also bring along the lightweight, integrated battery system which is optional. If you are somewhere away from electricity, like going camping this can be very useful. The Z1 will auto-adjust itself to provide you with the most effective level of air pressure based on how you are breathing throughout the night. You can also set it to a single pressure setting if you prefer.
The HDM Z1 Auto Adjusting Travel CPAP Machine With Nitelog: This can be turned on by unplugging the power adapter, plugging it in and immediately holding down the Up arrow. The display will read “bt-On” above the pressure indicator. Then to turn off, unplug then plug back in the power adapter and hold down the Down arrow. The display will read “bt-OFF”.
- Advanced sleep data reporting capabilities
- Leak compensation
- A ramp feature
- Auto altitude adjustment
- Risk-free 15-day trial period
- Integrated battery (optional)
If you are not familiar with the Nitelog app of data reporting with your Z1 CPAP machine, let me explain briefly. The Nitelog app is available on smartphones and tablets that will allow you to adjust the settings of the machine. This is similiar to the Z-Breathe and ramp settings. Nitelog also gathers all the reports from the past month that can be emailed or stored for future use.
It helps you and your doctor know what your Apnea Hypopnea Count (AHI) and usage hours are, along with a few other features. The ramp feature allows the therapy pressure to begin at a lower pressure setting and gradually increasing to the pressure you need. You can set the time frame for anywhere between 0 and 45 minutes, making it easier to comfortably fall asleep.
Z1 CPAP Machine Buying Specifications
When buying this product, you will receive:
- The Z1 Ultra Portable Travel CPAP Machine
- A fabric carry pouch with a drawstring attached
- Slim 4-foot-long tube
- 2 disposable filters; 1 will already be installed
- A tube adapter
- The AC power supply and power cord
- A micro USB cable
- A heat exchange unit
In case you are interested in knowing exactly how travel-friendly the machine is, here are a few more details:
- Dimensions: 48 in (16.46cm) long x 3.3 in (8.38cm) wide x 2.02 in (5.13cm) tall
- Weight: 10 oz
- Cord length: 6 feet; power supply cord is 47 inches long
- Can use with European voltage with an adapter
- Typical Power Consumption: 20W/30VA
- Maximum Power Consumption: 35W/70VA
- Operating Sound Level: 26 dBA
- Pressures Available: 4-20 cmH20
- 3-year warranty
Z1 CPAP Machine Additional Tips
- If needed, you can download the Z1 Auto CPAP Machine User Manual here
- Don’t use an SD card with any of the Z1 series machines
- Plug power cord into the AC adapter before plugging the power cord into the wall outlet
- If the noise from the machine bothers you, you can get the add on Q-Tube CPAP Muffler Kit to make it quieter
- The battery can also be used as a failsafe if there is the potential for a blackout or brownout in your area
- This machine is not meant to be used for an additional gasses or supplemental oxygen
Advantages Of The Z1 Travel CPAP Machine
As with any other product or device, there are pros and cons to be expected. One of the pros is that it is very light and small but still serves its purpose as a full CPAP. This will help clear up space in your luggage if you have a lot to pack.
Many have also noted that it is very quiet, minus a slight wheezing or whistling sound while exhaling. For those where the sound is loud for them, the muffler has been shown to work well to reduce the noise. There are still those who are lighter sleepers where the noise is too loud to even sleep with the machine running, although I will get to that in a moment.
It also works well with the humidifier, which is a great feature for such a small device to also include.
Disadvantages Of The Z1 Travel CPAP Machine
Some of the users of the machine noted that it was difficult to adjust the device, although it includes several features that make it more attractive to buy, like the ramp up feature. While this may be easy to fix by looking at the manual, having an intuitive interface should be a bigger priority.
As mentioned previously, there is a wheezing noise that emits from the device as the wind goes through it. This can be too noisy to sleep with for some, especially as the sound changes while exhaling as well. However it is quieter than many machines, but this only means it is louder than some.
Z1 CPAP Machine Conclusion
The Z1 Travel CPAP Machine appears to be an excellent fit for those with louder machines, that are heavy sleepers, or that simply travel often enough that carrying a full-sized machine everywhere is inconvenient. If you are one of these people, this is an excellent choice for you and well worth the money spent to ensure your comfort and ease of traveling.
For those that are light sleepers or that have very quiet machines, or even those who don’t travel very often, this isn’t the machine for you. The noise can be too loud for some to sleep without placing the machine as far away as possible, and even then, it can be too much for those that need total silence to sleep. If you don’t travel very often, spending money on this machine made for travelers may not be the most convenient investment.
Keep in mind that traveling by car, train, and plane have different amounts of space that can be used to store your items, so make your purchasing decision based on what you use most for trips or vacations.
I hope this Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine review helps you learn more about the and decide if it is the proper device for you.