Re-imagining The Way We Travel
Move over travel CPAP Machines! Philips Respironics is on the go literally and figuratively with their first ever travel device: The DreamStation Go!!! You asked for it and Philips Respironics delivered. Coming in measured at just 5.94 inches long and weighing less than 2 pounds,(1.86 lbs/29.76oz) it stakes it's claim as one of the least obtrusive devices that you will find on the travel market. Coming equipped with comfort features like Flex, auto altitude adjustment, the DreamStation Go offers all the right tools to make therapy that much better. Did we mention that it's user friendly too? The device also comes equipped with built-in Bluetooth to make data transfer smooth for Smartphone users.
One of the main points Respironics wanted to hit on was being "travel friendly". With the DreamStation Go, they did just that by creating a device that utilizes 2/3 fewer parts which ultimately means less packing. We'd all like to consider this a plus especially when compared to other machines and other machines of this particular size and nature. Say goodbye to all those extra bulky parts! One of the biggest upsides is that the power brick is built into the device which further eliminates the bulk associated with CPAP machines. Now, this doesn't mean the machine is battery powered! You will still need to have it connected to a wall outlet in order to power the device on. Wait.....read on further and you'll find out a worthy gem that makes the DreamStation Go one of the marquee machines in the travel industry.
Flex On/Flex Off
Bringing back an old goody in C-flex, You're comforted knowing you have three levels of relief. C-Flex technology not only provides optimal CPAP therapy at the lowest amount of pressure indicated, you will also receive effective sleep therapy minus the pressure and discomfort. The key point in gaining an edge on sleep discomfort is to decrease the pressure at the beginning of each breathe so that you are able to have low sustainable pressure as you exhale. By choosing between a pressure reduction of one, two, or three centimeters of pressure, this will allow the airstream to deliver a natural breathing process that is not forced. Your sleep is uninterrupted as the C-Flex will monitor each breath thus lowering the pressure on a breath by breath basis thereafter returning the settings back to normal pressure upon inhaling. There are three levels of pressure reduction and depending on which is chosen it will decrease your pressure by the set amount. EX: (10cmH20 with a setting of 2 means it will decrease by a pressure of 2cm which would make you exhale at a pressure of 8cmH20) This gives you the opportunity to select which level of relief works best for your specific need. A-Flex simply lowers the pressure on exhale and makes a gradual increase in pressure during exhale which allows the user to have a more fluid breathing experience. Think of A-Flex as being similar to a bicycle with training wheels whereas C-Flex is the bicycle without them however, Flex is purely based on preference therefore you won't go wrong with either choice.
By the Numbers:
The DreamStation Go is 65% smaller than ResMed's AirSense 10 and AirStart 10
The DreamStation Go is 48% lighter than ResMed's AirSense 10 and AirStart 10
33% Fewer Components**
The DreamStation Go requires 33% fewer components to pack than it's closest competitors.
On the Go!(Literally)
The DreamStation Go can run off the power grid! With the Overnight Battery (SOLD SEPARATELY) is a 90W lithium ion battery compatible ONLY with the aforementioned machine. The battery fits directly into the device and can generally power the DreamStation Go for an average runtime of 13 hours(based on 10cmH2o), and possibly more depending on your breathing pattern and pressure settings during your sleep therapy. Best of all, it doesn't take up much space compared to other competitors making it the friendliest to travel with.
Time: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Start Pressure: 4 cm H2O
- Small/Lightweight and Travel Friendly Automatic CPAP Machine
- Bluetooth Capable for Android/iPhone App
- Simplistic and Motivational Data Management
- Exhalation Pressure Relief
- Leak Compensation and Altitude Adjustment
- Ramp Feature
- Waterless Humidification
Does this machine meet FAA standards?
Yes, the machine meets the Federal Aviation Administration requirements (FAA).
Does this machine come with an attachable humidifier?
No; there is an attachable heated humidifier for this machine, but this product does not come with it.
Can I adjust the settings of my machine on the machine itself, or do I have to do it on my iPhone?
Your settings can be adjusted on the machine itself; however, it must be done by a technician or your physician.
Return on warranty issues only.
|Compliance Meter||Breathing detection|
|Data Storage Capacity||Lifetime on Optional MicroSD Data Card; Over 1-Year On-Board.|
|Data Viewing||On Screen Sleep Report, DreamMapper App (Optional)|
|Flex Modes||C-Flex, C-Flex+|
|Flex Pressure Relief||C-Flex, C-Flex+|
|Water Chamber Capacity||N/A|
|Power Cord Length||N/A|
|Rainout Reduction||Heated Tubing (optional)|
|AC Power Supply||N/A|
|Filters||Reusable pollen, combination fine|
|Pressure Range||4-20 cmH2O|
|Ramp Time||0 to 45 min (5-min increments)|
|Starting Ramp Pressure||Patient adjustable, Smart Ramp|
|Dimensions||5.9 x 5.9 x 2.3 in|
|Dimensions w Hum||N/A|
|Weight||1.9 lbs (844 g)|
|Weight of machine with Power Supply||3.4 lbs|
|Weight with Humidifier||N/A|
|Ramp||SmartRamp with Event Detection Standard Ramp User Adjustable 0 to 45 Minutes|
|Pressure Relief||1 to 3|
|Sound/Noise Level||Less than 38.4 dB(A) depending on settings|
|Smartphone App||DreamMapper App available for IOS and Android device|
|Color||White with light grey|
|Data Card||On-board: > 1 year. MicroSD card (optional): lifetime|
|AC Power||100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|DC Compatible||Overnight Battery (Optional)|
I found a new travel buddy! the machine is great for traveling off the Grid or for power back up.It also meets the FAA requirements in my flights. I can travel the world while having a good sleep at the same time!