A CPAP machine is a device used to create a continuous positive airway pressure that is delivered through an air inlet, over the nose and mouth of someone who requires help with their sleep apnea. The best part about it is that it can be brought along for travel so you can use it wherever you go. In this blog post, we will discuss how to use your cpap machines when travelling and some neat tricks for making your trip more comfortable and convenient.
How To Travel With A CPAP Machine
The good news about travelling with a CPAP machine, compared to other devices like an oxygen concentrator or wheelchair, is that almost all airlines allow you to bring these across the border. Some even allow you to take them in the plane without any extra special care. Make sure that it is clean and working properly before trying to carry it with you. There are three ways in which the device can be brought along for travel. They are:
The CPAP machine can be carried in a car with you as long as there is space for it and that it does not affect others on the road during your travel. Since this method needs space, it cannot be used if you plan on travelling in a plane or other forms of public transport.
Using some sort of a storage case. These are available at most medical supply stores and are made of hard plastic with foam padding inside so that your CPAP machine gets maximum protection. These can be kept in a trunk, back pack or even in your suitcase and they can safely take a few bumps.