March 24, 2022 by PrimeClean
Traveling with a CPAP device comes with some additional preparation and planning. In time, it becomes a regular thing, but it is still a hustle and CPAP devices with all accessories are usually bulky, or lack the functions of (regular) CPAP devices…and when you add CPAP Cleaning Supplies (that you should always carry), it basically becomes additional luggage. The solution to this comes from (who other than) ResMed. How good is ResMed AirMini (the world's smallest travel CPAP)?
If traveling just for a few days, you might be tempted to skip your CPAP therapy…it’s just for a night or two, what can go wrong, right? Well, more often than not, that will turn out to be not so smart a decision. Do keep in mind that even one night without CPAP could bring back Sleep Apnea symptoms you want to avoid in the first place (fatigue, headache, irritability…), and at the end that can ruin your trip and be a much bigger inconvenience than just simply packing your CPAP machine.
But it should be OK to skip using CPAP cleaner for a day or two? Well, again, not a smart idea. You might think that it is OK if you don’t bring your CPAP cleaning supplies, but this is something you need to be careful with! Daily cleaning and sanitizing is a process that keeps your CPAP equipment clean and more importantly safe to use! And although it probably should be OK if you skip a day or maybe even two (depending on the conditions how and where CPAP is being used) if you are used to daily sanitizing, your “feeling” of mask/hose not being clean might keep you anxious and awake. And if you think "oh, well, I'll just clean it manually with hot water and soap", keep in mind that manual cleaning is time-consuming, to say at least. And to put the point on this, nowadays you can find ultra-small CPAP cleaners that come with the convenient CPAP Sanitizing Travel Bag…so there’s really no excuse.
Finally, for long-time users, the routine of wearing a CPAP mask and breathing pressurized air is something they feel missing when they don't use it and then might feel uncomfortable.
ResMed is the pioneer in CPAP device and therapy solutions. The history of ResMed is linked to the beginnings of CPAP therapy… Baxter International was the first company that licensed Dr. Sullivan’s CPAP patent and developed a commercial CPAP machine, released in 1988. After that, the company ResCare acquired Baxter International, and in 1995. changed the name to ResMed. With the wide variety of products and PAP machines, it is easily the most influential company in the sleep apnea therapy industry.
Setting the bar high in the CPAP industry, constantly improving and pushing the innovation and technology forward, gets ResMed to offer the best solutions in the industry. ResMed AirMini is definitely a top solution in portable, mini CPAP devices. So, what makes it the best?
Let’s ask the key question first, how big is the ResMed AirMini?
Well, according to ResMed, AirMini is the smallest portable CPAP on the market today.The AirMini measures 5.4” x 3.3” x 2.1” and weighs 0.66 pounds. That sounds like stated, the smallest portable CPAP device out there.
Super-small size aside, what are the Pros and Cons of ResMed AirMini?
On the Pros side, although it is a miniature version of a (regular) CPAP device, AirMini doesn’t fall behind in any of the features that top-shelf CPAP devices have. AirMini comes with impressive specs, as it comes with ResMed's proven AutoSet Auto-CPAP algorithms, EPR comfort technologies, App connectivity and control, and on top of it all, AirMini has HumidX waterless humidification technology.
Here are some useful features of AirMini:
AirMini does some perfect, but there are some Cons as well, not many, but still…
Having sleep apnea and CPAP therapy prescribed pushes you to make some small life adjustments, habit changes, make new routines…and even though sometimes it may seem too hard, the benefit of using CPAP therapy is way higher than those small changes you might need to make. One of those things you need to change or learn is how to travel with CPAP Device…traveling with a CPAP takes some extra preparation.
ResMed makes this travel preparation process significantly easier. Just pick up your ResMed AirMini, alongside your PrimeClean® CPAP Cleaner (with sanitizing travel bag), and pack your luggage…and that’s it, that’s all you need for an enjoyable trip, knowing you'll have a good night sleep keeping your sleep apnea under control.