The Z1 Travel CPAP Machine and Z1 APAP from HDM is one of the premier travel CPAP machines on the market today. Featuring a small and lightweight frame, an internal humidification system, and all of the attributes found in a traditional CPAP, the Z1 offers optimal sleep apnea therapy in the body of a travel machine. Ideal for travelers and usable at home, the Z1 is one of CPAPMan’s most popular travel CPAP machines.
At just 10 ounces, the Z1 is one of the lightest CPAP machines ever built. It’s also small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, making it easy to slip into any suitcase or travel bag. Users won’t be limited by this machine while they’re on the road: the machine comes with a rechargeable battery that allows it to be used in the hotel, on an airplane, or at the campground.
The Z1’s interface is intuitive and easy to use. It comes with a backlit LCD screen, which allows users to adjust their settings at any time of day or night. The numbers and buttons on the system are large and easy to read. Like any good travel machine, the Z1 also contains all of the features found in a robust machine, including a wide pressure range, pressure relief, ramp technology, and a docking station to charge the device.
With an adjustable pressure range from 4-20 cm H20, the Z1 features a standard range found in most CPAP machines. Even better, the device comes with HDM’s Z-Breathe technology which works to automatically reduce pressure during the course of therapy. The technology works by monitoring each breath and reducing pressure during exhalation (and subsequently returning to the desired pressure during inhalation). This allows patients to develop a normalized breathing pattern during the course of therapy.
Perhaps the most important feature that the Z1 Travel CPAP Machine comes with is the built in humidification system. Most patients use humidification, but many CPAP users don’t like packing their bulky humidifier. One of the Z1’s biggest advantages, over even other travel machines, is that the internal humidification system is small and already inside of the machine: there’s no attachment piece, and it comes already placed inside of the machine’s compact frame.
Instead, HDM designed the innovative Moisture Exchange System for humidification. It works by capturing the heat from the moisture you’ve exhaled and recycling it back into your airflow as you breathe at night. Like with normal humidifiers, the Moisture Exchange System comes with all of the benefits of humidification, and it prevents nasal congestion and dry mouth. This hygienic system is able to use the warm air surrounding users to provide heat without necessitating the bulky humidifier commonly associated with sleep apnea therapy.
Finally, the Z1 Travel CPAP Machine comes with an optional Integrated PowerShell Battery. The battery, if purchased, comes bundled with the machine. Just six inches long and smaller than the machine itself, the PowerShell doesn’t add any significant bulk to the package. The battery can be used to run the Z1 independently or as a fallback option if AC power fails. Set at a pressure setting of 14 cm H20, the battery should last for at least eight hours.
Ultimately, the Z1 comes with all of the features you’d expect in a top CPAP machine packed inside a tiny bundle. Optimal for travelers, the Z1 offers the best value for its size on the CPAP market.