For frequent travelers
, regular-sized machines just won’t cut it; they’re too bulky and too heavy to carry around. To meet the needs of the frequent flyer crowd, manufacturers have been tweaking their designs to come up with more compact versions of their machines such as the Transcend EZEX CPAP Machine.
Despite its smaller size, it is surprisingly packed with all the features needed for an effective sleep apnea treatment. This explains why this device is a hit among users who gave it high satisfaction ratings. It is also regularly cited by reviews both as the best budget pick as well as the perfect travel pick.
Effective Treatments on the Go
Considering the large size and substantial weight of a regular CPAP machine, some sleep apnea patients could not be bothered with the inconvenience of dragging the device with them when they travel. They would rather skip a few days of treatment and resume it once they return home.
Thankfully, skipping your sleep apnea treatment won’t be necessary anymore with the Transcend EZEX CPAP Machine. In fact, it is specifically designed with the traveler in mind. Weighing only 426 grams and measuring at 15.5 cm x 8.9 cm x 7.1 cm, it is compact and lightweight enough that you won’t have any problems fitting it inside your luggage with plenty of room to spare.
Don’t let its small size fool you into thinking its performance may not be on par with its full-sized counterparts – it is loaded with all the necessary features to ensure effective treatment. For instance, it has an automatic altitude adjustment feature in place to combat the effects of lower air pressure in higher elevations and ensure that you get a consistent pressure throughout the treatment duration.
Another feature that would surely excite nature lovers is its optional solar battery charger. With this feature, you’ll still be able to enjoy a good night’s rest even if you go on an off-the-grid camping. The device even tracks your sleep data up to 13 months so you’ll have a gauge on how your treatment is progressing.
Comfortable and Easy to Use
The Transcend EZEX CPAP Machine is also designed to provide maximum comfort for the patient during treatment. It has a ramp feature that gradually increases the air pressure to give the patient time to comfortably acclimatize to the change and help him sleep more comfortably.
In addition, the ramp pressure settings are programmable to suit the particular preferences of the patient. For instance, You can change the ramp time from 0 or increase it to its maximum of 45 minutes depending on how quickly the patient can adapt to the increasing pressure.
This device also features the EZEX pressure relief technology. It monitors your breathing pattern and drops the pressure every time you breathe out so you don’t have to strain during exhalations and remain comfortable throughout the treatment.
This travel cpap can operate on between 100-240 V of AC power supply so you can use the device even when you travel overseas. In fact, you can even use the Transcend EZEX even in areas without electricity since it has an optional solar powered battery charger.
But I just wish...
As with most devices, the Transcend EZEX CPAP Machine has its flaws that might irk some users. For instance, users who’ve tried other brands might find this model a bit backwards when it comes to connectivity. Unlike other machines, this is not BlueTooth or WiFi enable and there is no app where you can access its settings wirelessly.
Light sleepers who are very sensitive to sound might find its operating noise level to be an issue. While it can’t be described as loud as it is even quieter than other brands, the noise can still be detected as if reminding you that a device is turned on somewhere inside the room.
This CPAP machine also lacks a heated humidifier, which could be problematic for patients who are prone to experiencing throat and nasal passage irritation by the constant blowing of dry, cold air. Fortunately, this problem can be easily fixed if you are willing to spend extra cash as a humidifier is offered as an option.