Is the Transcend Portable Auto CPAP Machine Right for You?

You shouldn't be suffering with sleep apnea, just because you don't want to be burdened by a machine designed to help you breathe while you sleep. Sleep apnea has some severe effects on you while you are awake – headaches, fatigue and a lowered immune system from not getting enough oxygen while you're sleeping, as well as being unable to stay in a deep level of sleep. Other long term effects are even more serious – a much higher risk of heart failure, stroke and heart attacks.

There is one more reason you shouldn't be intimidated by using a CPAP machine – the new smallest, quietest, most portable and smartest of the Auto CPAP machines – the Transcend Auto. This amazing new CPAP technology features an easier way to record your breath rates, as well as makes using a CPAP machine much more easy to get used to.

If you're interested in using this new CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, here are a few things you should know about it.

A Great APAP for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

Those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea need CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It does just as the name suggests – supplies a continuous air pressure through the airways, delivered through a mask. The Transcend Auto is an auto-titrating positive airway pressure machine, otherwise known as APAP. It delivers a continuous supply, which automatically lets off when your wind pipe isn't closing up.

Your doctor will decide exactly what you need by doing a sleep study, and monitoring your breaths throughout the night. He or she will see how often you tend to stop breathing, and for how long. Depending on what they find, he or she will prescribe the right kind of breathing machine for you. He or she will also help you decide whether or not the Transcend Auto will meet your needs. If you already use an APAP machine, you can ask if you can switch.

The Transcend Auto is Perfect for Travelers

Lots of CPAP machines can be transported to be used overnight somewhere else, but the Transcend Auto makes this even easier. It weighs less that 1 lb, and is small enough to fit in a backpack or even handbag, to be taken to your destination. It has a solar powered rechargeable battery, as well as a DC adapter, so you can use it while riding in a motor vehicle. Take a trip across the country in your RV, and while someone is driving, you can go to sleep and use your Transcend Auto!

It's also incredibly quiet at only 26 decibels. That's quieter than the hum of a refrigerator kicking on. You and those you share sleeping quarters with will enjoy how quiet it is, and it's soft hum will help lull you to sleep. It's equipped with a vibration-free blower, which is part of what makes this machine so quiet.

Published: March 23, 2015

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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