Tips for Travelling with CPAP and BiPAP
Tips For Traveling With CPAP/BiPAP Equipment
By Puritan Medical in Glendora, CA
If you’re someone who lives with a sleep disorder like obstructive sleep apnea, or a similar condition, it can be pretty difficult to picture life without your CPAP or BiPAP machine. Fortunately, you don’t have to live without your machine, even when you’re traveling. Here at Puritan Medical Equipment, we understand the importance of having your CPAP or BiPAP machine available at all times. If you’re approaching your first time traveling with your equipment, we’re here to help. We’ve gathered some essential tips to get you prepared.
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Before you head to the airport with your CPAP or BiPAP equipment, we suggest calling your airline carrier to check for any specific requirements. If it’s deemed necessary, you can request a letter of medical necessity from your doctor. Regardless, it’s recommended that you always carry the prescription for your machine with you. On the off chance that your baggage is damaged, lost, or stolen, you need to be prepared. You also never know when your equipment might experience a failure. Be sure to keep a prescription on hand for your machine, mask, filters, tubing, and humidifier to avoid any issues.
If you happen to be traveling to a foreign country, you’ll want to check if the power outlets run on a different voltage as this could pose a problem for your equipment. To avoid powering issues, bring a universal adapter, a backup power supply, and an extension cord with you. Whether you’re traveling for work or fun, it can often disrupt your sleep schedule. It’s still critical that you make time for a full night of restful sleep. You should try to get at least eight hours of sleep per night. While this isn’t always possible, never settle for less than six.