DreamStation Go Travel Auto CPAP – Philips Respironics
The DreamStation Go Travel Auto CPAP unit is a portable powerhouse CPAP device for the sleep apnea user on the move. Capable of delivering fixed CPAP or AutoPAP using the same patient sensitive algorithms and settings on the popular DreamStation Auto machine, the DreamStation Go provides all the synchrony and comfort you expect from a full-sized device at home. The DreamStation Go connects to any CPAP mask, and its lightweight, 12 mm, micro-flexible tubing lightens the load. The DreamStation Go is currently the only travel CPAP machine with a built-in power supply, reducing the number of discrete items that need to be packed up. An optional humidifier with water-saving technology provides heated humidification all night long.
- AutoCPAP with ramp and expiratory pressure release
- Compatible with any mask
- Built-in power supply
- Bluetooth on-board
- Heated humidification option
Trusted technology with the proven DreamStation algorithms
In AutoCPAP mode, the DreamStation Go monitors your every breath for flow obstructions and migrates the delivered pressure up and down to provide optimal sleep apnea support all night long. The DreamStation Go uses the same patient monitoring algorithm for auto-adjusting CPAP as the full size DreamStation, so there is no loss of effective, patient-focused therapy with the Go.
Both AutoCPAP mode and fixed CPAP mode include pressure ramp and expiratory pressure relief options. A timed ramp setting initiates therapy at a low-pressure level and gradually increases it over a set period. When SmartRamp is enabled, the device maintains the initial low pressure until it detects the first flow obstruction. C-Flex, C-Flex Plus, and A-Flex are expiratory pressure relief algorithms. When expiratory pressure relief is turned on, the pressure level is configured to drop 1, 2, or 3 cmH20 during exhalation. C-Flex Plus (in CPAP mode) and A-Flex (in Auto PAP mode) provide flow shaping to smooth out the return to full pressure with each inhalation.
All the comforts of home on the road
The DreamStation Go works with any CPAP therapy mask so you can travel with the mask you know and love, even with the 12 mm micro-flexible circuit. The “System One” resistance control settings adjust air pressure relief when used with a Philips Respironics mask in the “System One” family. A universal “Check Mask Fit” feature lets you verify the fit of any brand of mask before use.
The DreamStation Go makes it easy to take along heated humidification. When the optional heated humidifier is plugged into the DreamStation Go panel, you have a choice of fixed or adaptive humidification. In adaptive mode, water-saving technology factors in the expected length of your sleep along with ambient conditions to automatically adjust temperature and humidity levels to conserve the water in the tank throughout the night. The humidifier can be used with tap or bottled water for situations where carrying distilled water is cumbersome.
Made for mobile
The DreamStation Go delivers friction-free sleep therapy for the person on the go. The machine itself weighs less than 2 pounds while the humidifier only adds another ¾ of a pound. A built-in power supply reduces bulk and the number of parts to pack. The optional DreamStation Go overnight battery pack delivers on average 13 hours of therapy depending on pressure settings. The 12mm micro-flexible tubing packs up quickly and is 58% smaller than standard tubing. The DreamStation Go is fully compatible with 15mm and 22mm tubing if preferred. The color touch screen features swipe and tap controls that mimic a mobile phone app. On-board Bluetooth pairs the machine with the mobile DreamMapper app for storing your data and reviewing your sleep summary. The DreamStation Go has a micro USB data port for data retrieval by your clinical team as well as a MicroSD slot. The machine even has a USB charging port so you can charge other mobile devices, such as your phone. Finally, the DreamStation Go auto-adjusts for altitude and meets FAA requirements for use during air travel.
Set-Up and Maintenance
Routine maintenance and cleaning are critical contributors to successful sleep therapy and satisfaction with the device.
- The DreamStation Go can be used with a reusable, washable filter or with a disposable filter.
- Replace the disposable filter every 30 days.
- Clean the reusable filter at least every 14 days and check for dirt or damage more frequently.
- Daily: tubing, humidifier water tank
Note: the device itself must NEVER be submerged in water
- Wipe with a dry cloth
- Hand wash in warm water with a mild dish soap.
- Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
- Air dry only, away from direct sunlight.
- Hang the tubing with both ends pointing toward the ground while drying.
*Once a week, the humidifier can be washed in the dishwasher. Weekly dishwasher cleaning is in addition to daily cleaning.
Can I use a heat-moisture exchanger instead of the humidifier with the DreamStation Go?
Philips Respironics has not validated the DreamStation Go with any heat-moisture exchangers (HME). 3rd party HMEs are available on the market, but Philips Respironics does not vouch for the effectiveness of them.
Do I have to use the 12 mm micro-flexible tubing?
No. 15 mm or 22 mm tubing will connect and have been validated. If you change tubing size, it is important to update the Tube Type setting under the My Comfort section in the controls.
Do I have to connect to the DreamMapper app on a phone to turn on the machine?
No. It has an external power button.
Final CPAPMan Comments
Philips Respironics claims the portable DreamStation Go could be your full-time machine for auto-adjusting CPAP. Its feature set matches everything one expects in a top of the line auto PAP device today. The machine by itself should support your sleep therapy needs through several nights away from home. Once you add on the heated humidifier and the battery pack, the DreamStation Go sports everything you need night after night, no matter where you are. Order one from CPAPMan and see where the DreamStation Go can go with you!
- Dreamstation Go Travel Auto CPAP
- Humidifier (Optional)
- Humidifier Elbow (1140278)
- 6ft Micro-Flex Tubing (PR12)
- AC Power Cord (1132551)
- Front End Beauty Panel (when Humidifier is attached)
- Starter Reusable Filter
- User Manual (CPAP and Humidifier)
- Provider Guide