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Introducing DreamStation Go for CPAP Travel

Traveling with your CPAP is now easier than ever. The unrivaled DreamStation Go CPAP machine is what you have been waiting for. This post introduces the newest travel CPAP machine - The DreamStation Go.

Ultra-portable, compact, seamlessly integrated, and superior quality is a few of the adjectives used to describe the NEW DreamStation Go by Philips. The CPAP Shop is proud to introduce you to a new portable CPAP machine that delivers on all of the features sleep apnea patients desire in a unit. Most certainly, the just-released Philips DreamStation Go hits the sweet spot. Its small size and portability still feature all the functionality necessary for uncompromised results. Here's why the DreamStation Go will be a big hit with individuals in therapy for sleep apnea.

Smaller size - Ideal for a Travel CPAP

The ultra-portable DreamStation Go purpose is to be convenient for any type of travel but can be used effectively as a home-based, every-day CPAP machine providing the best of both worlds.

This machine is 1.8 pounds and is only half the size of Philips’ current PAP machines. As a result, the DreamStation Go is easy to carry and simple to set up wherever you go. The optional rechargeable battery backup makes traveling off the grid with your CPAP hassle-free.
Designed with traveling in mind, its portability is unmatched. The Go has 1/3 fewer components than any travel machine on the market. Additionally, its “swipe and set” touch screen technology is state of the art and simple to use. Traveling is easy as the two-inch high profile and clamshell case pass through security like a smartphone.

The Go comes with a new to market, micro-flexible tubing which packs easy and allows for more mobility while sleeping. Either a washable pollen filter or a replaceable fine filter is appropriate to use. The device will also display a reminder message to keep you up to date with replacement timing.

12mm tubing connecting DreamStation Go to DreamWare mask

For additional convenience, the Go has a USB port that can also charge your other mobile devices. Additionally, with the power brick built into the unit, there are no additional heavy components to carry around. The Go plugs directly into a wall socket!

The Go also seamlessly integrates with the intuitively designed rechargeable battery to be used as a travel component or battery backup.If the battery attached and plugged into an outlet, the Go will then automatically switch to battery power. The DreamStation Go’s superior design is built to last and retails for $849 for the Auto and $799 for the Pro. Both also include a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

DreamStation Go - No sacrifice in effectiveness

In reviewing Philips’ new CPAP machine,, an Australian Good Design Awards, noted that CPAP users historically have had trouble finding a machine that provides both excellent therapy and lightweight convenience.

“Current solutions either compromise on therapy and comfort or become a burden due to size and number of parts,” the review stated. “This design is to remove this tradeoff by offering the most compact solution whilst maintaining the same therapy.”

DreamStation Go 12mm Tubing and Bag

Philips also utilized this principle in the Go’s tubing design. The CPAP tubing is highly flexible and the smallest tubing (12mm) by Philips – it comes in at about half the size of “standard” tubing. Not only is it simple to pack for travel, it also makes it easier to move around while you sleep. The tubing also comes with an adapter that fits all CPAP masks. If you use the highly popular Philips DreamWear mask, you can then connect directly to the tubing. Additionally, the DreamStation Go supports the use of 15 and 22 mm standard tubing as long as you select the correct tubing choice on the units My Comfort Section of the touchscreen menu.

Perfect for CPAP travel

CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, the keyword being “continuous”. In the minds of some users, one of the drawbacks of CPAP therapy is the standard unit’s size. Bulky and inconvenient for travel, many users simply then leave them behind for overnight trips or short vacations.

Perfect Travel CPAP - Take the DreamStation Go Camping

This presents a potentially serious condition for individuals diagnosed with sleep apnea, which causes stoppages of breathing during sleep periods. These stoppages can be brief or threateningly long. With continuous air from their CPAP machine, patients enjoy much more therapeutic – and safe – sleep. The ultra manageable size of the DreamStation Go makes for easy packing and carrying. It also ensures users are far less likely to leave it behind when setting off on a trip. Just as important is there is no power brick. The Go plugs directly into the wall!

For additional convenience, a battery backup is available for your DreamStation Go which can be used in two ways:

  1. Connect the battery to the Go therapy device when you travel somewhere that does not have electrical outlets. The battery will operate in “stand alone mode” to power the machine for several nights depending on your pressure setting.
  2. Connect the battery to the Go therapy device and plug the battery into a wall outlet. This ensures that if the power goes out, the battery backup will then take over, and there will be no interruption to your therapy.

The battery fully integrates into the Go therapy device. For instance, the display on the device will show the amount of charge left on the battery. If the battery is not used for 5 minutes, it will go into “sleep mode”, protecting the battery charge.

The travel case designed for the DreamStation Go is a perfect example of Philips engineering for convenience. The small, hard case opens like a clamshell. In fact, it is not even necessary to open the clam shell when putting the device through airport screening. In fact, it’s nearly as easy as sending your smart phone through. There is also a separate washable bag to add tubing and mask which can stay tucked into your carry-on or in luggage.

CPAP technology in the DreamStation Go

This 2” slim machine is designed for easy airport screening and features touch-screen technology that’s quite intuitive. Additionally, there are no dials or buttons on this CPAP machine, and it is designed to work much like a smartphone. For example, it records sleep data with every use, and detailed reports are available via the device touchscreen showing leak data, hours used, and average pressures. It connects wirelessly with the Philips DreamMapper mobile app (available on other Philips PAP machines), which gives users progress reports, helps them with meeting and maintaining their goals, and offers reminders so they stay consistent with their therapy. Moreover, if you already own a DreamStation, the Go can be added to DreamMapper to provide continuous data coverage.

DreamStation Go with Battery and DreamMapper App

The Go Auto machine has two modes; CPAP and Auto CPAP. The Auto CPAP features a Ramp (that allows you to start and remain at a lower pressure until sleep). The patented FLEX setting allows users to adjust the level of air pressure relief that they feel when they exhale during therapy. You can decrease the pressure for easy relief by exhaling. There is also an additional pressure setting called Mask Type, allowing users to adjust the level of air pressure relief based on the exact Philips Respironics mask being used. Of course, any mask can be used but pairing it with the ultimate in design, DreamWear nasal mask, will exceed all expectations!

Choosing the right CPAP machine

At The CPAP Shop, we offer a wide selection of CPAP machines from all the top manufacturers. We realize it’s not always easy for a person who’s just starting out with CPAP therapy to sort through all the options. Our experience has taught us that individual needs require specific features in a CPAP machine, although models like Philips’ DreamStation Go should fulfill the requirements of a large number of users.

Of course the single most important feature in a CPAP machine is effectiveness in treating the sleep disorder it’s designed to treat. Regardless of the amenities that may be included with certain models, the bottom line is how well the unit solves the problem that caused users to buy the machine in the first place. We believe that the DreamStation Go from Respironics will prove to be the most effective, comfortable and travel friendly PAP machine on the market.

We've created two videos outlining what comes in the box with the DreamStation Go. It also covers what the machine sounds like and how the touchscreen works. You can view them here:

You can purchase your DreamStation Go from The CPAP Shop beginning April 3, 2017. If you’d like to know more about this innovative, design award-winning CPAP machine, or if you also have questions about other sleep apnea machines, masks, and accessories, we’re always ready to give you the answers you need via our chat or phone support (866) 414-9700.  Additionally, if you are interested in an at-home version of the DreamStation you can learn about the DreamStation Auto here.

Chris Vasta

Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide reviews on new releases.