CPAP machines have evolved a lot since the earliest machines hit the market. What were once clunky, large devices that weren’t easy to travel with have transformed into lightweight machines that often weigh less than a nice camera, making them easy to carry with you for business travel, family vacations, and more.
These are some of the smallest CPAP machines currently available as well as a few features that set them apart from other models.
The ResMed AirMini™ AutoSet™ Travel CPAP Machine
The ResMed AirMini™ AutoSet™ Travel CPAP Machine is the smallest ResMed CPAP machine available today. It weighs just a bit over one-half of a pound at 0.66 pounds. It also uses a small power cord small of 20W, making it ideal for travel. The dimensions of the device are 5.4 inches in length by 3.3 inches in width and 2.1 inches in height. Users can pair the device with ResMed AirMini™ app to adjust machine settings and track their therapy.
AirStart™ 10 CPAP with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
The AirStart™ 10 CPAP with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier comes equipped with a built-in heated humidifier, standard water chamber, power supply, cord, and travel bag. The machine, which is manufactured by ResMed, weighs in at 2.53 pounds and measures 10.04 inches in length by 4.57 inches in width, by 5.91 inches in height.
The chamber is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and it comes with a travel bag for easy transport. The weight of all components combined, including the travel bag, is 5.1 pounds making it easy to carry around when traveling and the size is small enough to pack inside your luggage.
Z1 Travel CPAP Machine
If you’re looking for small and lightweight, you can’t go wrong with the Z1 Travel CPAP Machine from Human Design Medical. This single pressure CPAP machine offered by Human Design Medical provides the functionality you’d expect from a larger machine in a compact body with a ramp feature, quiet operation, auto altitude adjusting, and leak compensation.
Combine that with the tiny size, and you may have your perfect travel companion when it comes to CPAP machines. The unit weighs only 10 ounces and measures 6.48 inches in length by 3.3 inches in width by 2.02 inches in height.
Improve functionality and portability even more with the optional integrated battery for power on the go, even if you are traveling off the beaten path.
DreamStation CPAP Machine
The DreamStation CPAP Machine by Philips Respironics is a single pressure machine that offers Bluetooth wireless technology for seamless tracking capabilities and pressure relief features for outstanding comfort. Pair with the optional DreamStation Heated Humidifier for even greater comfort.
The device features C-Flex technology, ramp, and SmartRamp to help wearers ease into sleep before engaging at the highest pressures and comes in a compact design that is ideal for frequent travelers.
The machine alone weight 1.56 pounds and measures 7.6 inches in length by 6.2 inches in width by 3.3 inches height. When combined with the power supply and machine, the weight increases to 2.94 pounds, still making it a lightweight choice and a highly portable CPAP machine.
Transcend EXEZ miniCPAP™ Machine
Featuring extremely quiet operation and EZEX pressure relief technology, the Transcend EXEZ miniCPAP™ Machine is nearly perfect for people who travel often but need their CPAP devices to enjoy quality restful, sleep while on-the-go.
The Somnetics device weighs in at a pleasant 15 ounces and measures 10 inches in length in its travel bag, and 6.1 inches outside the travel bag. Combine the quiet operation and compact size with full-size features like auto altitude adjustment, leak detection, and USB data transmission, and you have a machine that is easy to transport, filled with features, and ready to go.
DreamStation Pro CPAP Machine
The Philips Respironics DreamStation Pro CPAP Machine comes with a wide selection of advanced features, including things like SmartRamp, Auto-Trial, and an optional DreamStation Heated Humidifier. All these features, and more, come in a device that is compact in size, quiet in operation, and easy to use.
How small is it? The machine alone measures up to 7.6 inches in width by 6.2 inches in length by 3.3 inches in height. It weighs only 1.56 pounds (that is the weight for the machine alone). With all the accessories, such as the optional heated humidifier and the power supply, the weight increases to 4.37. That is still less than five pounds!
AirSense 10 Elite™ CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
Weighing in at 2.75 pounds (for the machine with the chamber), the AirSense™ 10 Elite CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier is a lightweight choice for comfortable and quiet CPAP use, on-the-go. The device measures 10.04 inches in length by 4.57 inches in width by 5.91 inches in height. It offers EPR pressure relief, advanced sleep data reporting, Ramp, AutoRamp, and SmartStart technology.
This device manufactured by ResMed is easy to use, thanks to the Color LCD display and “MyOptions” menu and a light sensor that automatically adjusts the screen to accommodate the brightness in the room.
Transcend© miniCPAP™ Machine
The Transcend© miniCPAP™ Machine by Somnetics is one of the quietest CPAP machines you’ll find on the market today. It offers quiet operation and weighs less than one pound! The optional battery pack allows you even more freedom for your CPAP device than you may have ever dreamed possible.
Not only is the device lightweight, it is also small, making it easy to keep on your bedside table or pack to take on the go. It measures in at 6.1 inches by 3.5 inches by 2.8 inches, which means it may fit in the palm of your hand.
ICON Premo CPAP Machine with Built-In Heated Humidifier and ThermoSmart Heated Hose
The ICON Premo CPAP Machine with Built-In Heated Humidifier and ThermoSmart Heated Hose brings three words to mind: small but mighty. The CPAP device from Fisher & Paykel features a pressure range of 4-20 cmH2O and operates at less than 29 dBA noise levels. Device dimensions are 6.3 inches by 6.7 inches by 8.7 inches and it weighs 4.8 pounds.
Favorite features include auto altitude adjustment, leak compensation, ThermoSmart heated tubing, and the USB SmartStick that provides easy data transfer.
AirSense™ 10 CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
The AirSense™ 10 CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier offers quiet operation, at only 26.6 dBA, SmartStart technology, and multiple humidification settings for optimal comfort. Enjoy even greater comfort with the EPR and AutoRamp features of the machine along with therapy data and a color LCD display with light sensor.
The ResMed device weighs only 2.75 pounds and measures in at 10.04 inches in length by 4.57 inches in width by 5.91 inches in height.
XT Fit CPAP
The XT Fit CPAP from Apex Medical proves one thing. Great things come in tiny packages! The device itself weighs only 1.78 pounds and measures 5.7 inches by 5.1 inches by 3.9 inches, making it lightweight and easy to transport when traveling. Don’t let the small size fool you.
This machine is packed with features, including Ramp setting, universal power, and a backlit display. There is also an optional heated humidifier available for the device as well, for added comfort.
Get Your Smallest CPAP Machine Today
These are the smallest and most portable CPAP machines on the market today and are available for you to purchase at CPAP.com. Take a closer look at them, and decide which device offers the perfect combinations of size, transportability, convenience, comfort, and features to meet your needs best.
You can order online or call us at 1-800-356-5221 and one of our helpful CPAP experts can help you to choose the best CPAP machine for your needs.
David Repasky has been using CPAP treatment since 2017 and has first-hand experience with what it’s like to live with Sleep Apnea. He brings the patient’s perspective to the CPAP.com blog and has received formal training in CPAP machines, masks, and equipment.