What is the difference between the Z1 Auto and Z1 CPAP?
Standard cpap machines, like the original Z1 CPAP, deliver a fixed pressure at all times. For instance, a user is prescribed a single pressure setting– like 8 cmH2O– and that is the pressure that the machine delivers at all times.
The Z1 Auto on the other hand is programmed using a pressure range, such as 4-20 cmH2O. The machine starts out at the lowest pressure and gradually increases the pressure as it senses an apnea occurring. After correcting the apnea, the machine adjusts back down to the lower pressure.
As an added bonus the Z1 Auto™ also offers standard cpap just like the original Z1. The change in mode can be done by a healthcare provider.
How can I discuss the Z1 Auto with my doctor?
The Z1 Auto is the ideal travel machine for most existing cpap users. To introduce your doctor to the Z1 Auto you should print the following document and give it to them. Alternatively you could just send them this link: LINK
I have a prescription for CPAP at a fixed pressure. How can I get a Z1 Auto?
If you have a prescription for a CPAP at fixed pressure you can still purchase an APAP. If you have already been prescribed CPAP at a fixed pressure setting then all you need is for your doctor to write a new prescription with the pressure range settings that are required to program the Z1 Auto in APAP mode.
The good news about getting a prescription for auto-cpap is that most doctors can simply update your prescription to auto-cpap without additional sleep tests or titrations. If you would like to speak with your doctor about upgrading from CPAP to APAP we have a useful doc specifically for that purpose available for download here:
What is the Nitelog™ mobile app?
Nitelog™ is a free mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices) that syncs your sleep data via Bluetooth to your mobile device and then offers multiple methods for you to analyze your data. It also has a sharing feature that allows you to share your sleep data with a physician or clinician for review. You can download this app from the App Store or on Google Play.