Covidien (also known as Puritan Bennett), a leading supplier of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), recently released a CPAP device with a fully-integrated heated humidifier, the Sandman Intro. The Sandman Intro CPAP machine is a convenient device designed for a broad range of CPAP users, providing CPAP therapy and heated humidification in an extremely small and compact body design.
The Sandman Intro CPAP device is quiet, discreet and user-friendly for nightly use at home. At a mere 2.65 pounds, it is also lightweight, compact and robust enough for sleep apnea patients who need to take their therapy with them when they travel. Travel-friendly features include the ability to run on AC/DC or external battery power and an altitude compensation feature that automatically adjusts pressure up to 9,000 feet of elevation.
In addition to a water chamber that is easy to clean and refill and the water-resistant housing of the machine, the Sandman Intro CPAP and integrated heated humidifier has a unique “HumidControl” feature. HumidControl works to ensure a consistent temperature difference between the water in the chamber and ambient air to minimize condensation in the tubing and to keep the humidification level constant throughout the night.