If you travel frequently, then you will be only familiar with the problems of transporting a CPAP machine - and even more so when you require a humidifier.
As well as a bulk, humidifiers pose the additional problems of requiring mains power to run, and needing to be bone dry prior to transportation.
This Heat Moisture Exchanger provides a solution; a disposable filter that provides humidification for short-term use. Now you can travel with your CPAP machine and not have to worry about transporting your regular humidifier with you, and can benefit from humidification even if you are using a battery or other 12V power source.
A HME works by trapping the moisture in your exhaled breathe, and releasing it when you exhale. It is a method that has been used in various medical treatments for decades, but is only now transitioning to CPAP.
It is a filter than sits in a plastic holder, which sits between your mask and tubing. To install, you simply disconnect your tubing from the mask, connect it to the HME, and then the other end of the HME into the mask.
The HME is a disposable item - and should be discarded after 24 hours of use. It is not intended to replace heated humidification long-term, but rather offer an effective, short-term solution.
Humidification from a HME will not be as powerful as using a conventional humidifier, but for many it will be more than adequate for short-term use and any small drop in performance is more than made up for by the convenience it offers when on the move.
The HME must not be used at the same time as a conventional humidifier. It is strictly one or the other.
This is a universal device, and will work with almost any CPAP mask* and CPAP machine (provided it does not have a permanent humidifier attachment / heated tube). We would recommend ordering a single unit initially to confirm suitability for your needs, and compatibility with your equipment, before proceeding to a larger quantity order as required.
The plastic casing also features an inline port for supplementary oxygen if required.
* Please note that this is not compatible with the DreamWear mask from Philips Respironics.
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7 Item(s)per pageGreat for camping and travel Review by kitty
Website Information Comfort Ease of Use Value QualityI'm a 6 year CPAP user and this year with going abroad we decided to buy a smaller travel machine but without humidifier so less things to carry, I also go camping in our van which again less stuff to sort out , Anyway I found they work to a point so also bought Xylimelts for dry mouth & I slept ok as if had my home humidifier. without the hassle of sorting water, extra space extra usage on battery , So I would recommend trying them as with everything it doesn't suit everyone but without trying you won't know and it doesn't cost the earth like some things do(Posted on 24 February 2019)
Ideal for use. Review by Susie
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueIn process of choosing a travel CPAP machine and as I can’t do without humidification, I needed to see if these supplied enough moisture with my home machine.(Posted on 28 August 2018)
Pleased to report that it did and I would be happy to use on my travels.
seems to do the trick Review by kaz_king
Website Information Comfort Ease of Use Value QualityI used one of these on a recent business trip, with my Transcend CPAP machine. I was comfortable with no dry throat so I assume that means it works. Carrying a proper humidifier when travelling is not an option for me so this seems a good alternative. I'll keep using these when away from home.(Posted on 25 August 2017)
Does it work ? Review by Harry
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueAfter using a full sized CPAP with humidifier for 10 years I decided to buy a Breas Z1 portable for holidays . Bought this non-water humidifier as an add-on . Ended up with a dry throat every night . So does it do anything positive ? Not sure(Posted on 20 June 2017)
First try - not disappointed Review by Icy
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueBought one of these to try and I was not disappointed. It gave a reasonable level of comfort without having to use my humidifier. Off to Crete soon minus the bulky humidifier as I am taking a few of these beauties instead. A good option for travelling.(Posted on 22 May 2017)
Useful for short trips away from home Review by David
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationI have a Transcend APAP machine - the smallest and most portable one on the market - but the optional humidifier makes it as big as any other machine - I might as well take my DeVilbiss with me. However I tried this product out as I am going on a week's trip to Spain with hand luggage only soon. It seems to do what it claims - and it made a night's sleep with the Transcend quite acceptable. Remember it lasts for up to 24 hours before it needs throwing away - so that is three nights' sleep, so it's not as expensive an option as it first appears.(Posted on 14 April 2017)
Excellent Review by Al
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationI have used the product now on two short holidays and have found it works extremely well and as described on the web site. For me It means I do not have to carry my cumbersome humidifier or have to find distilled water on my travels.(Posted on 5 October 2016)