Travel

  • Travel can upset your sleep schedule so it is very important to get the best sleep you can while away from home.

     

  • If you will be traveling for several days or especially if you are traveling out of the country, keep a copy of your prescription for your CPAP machine, mask, tubing, filters, headgear and humidifier in your wallet or purse.

  • Accidents, lost luggage, or theft can cause real problems if you have no way to replace any of your CPAP supplies.

     

  • Bring a back-up power supply in case there is an outage of some length or because you are in a location that may not provide electricity. There are portable batteries available that are designed for use with CPAP machines.

  • Make sure to charge it fully before you leave and keep it charged during your trip.

     

  • If traveling out of the country, you may want to invest in a universal power adapter. Power outlets may have a different voltage or your plug may not fit. Find out which adapters will work in the area where you are going.

     

  • CPAP machines use distilled water in the humidifier. If distilled water is not available, you can use bottled water for a short time. Make sure to clean your machine thoroughly as soon as possible to get rid of any water deposits.