Living with sleep apnea comes with several challenges; however, there’s no reason to put life on hold while living with this condition. Vacations, road trips, and other adventures are still completely doable while using your CPAP equipment. To learn more about our tips for taking a road trip with your CPAP machine, continue reading our blog below.
Invest in Travel CPAP Equipment
Most sleep apnea patients prefer to steer clear of road trips because the idea of packing and traveling with an entire set of CPAP supplies seems exhausting. However, travel-sized CPAP equipment makes packing and transporting your CPAP supplies much more manageable.
When you use mini CPAP travel machines, this equipment is lightweight and portable for your convenience. Travel CPAP equipment also will not compromise the airflow or quality of your sleep. Designed to be small but mighty, this equipment is essential for any road trip lover to own.
Bring Your CPAP Prescription
Being prepared is the key to traveling with your CPAP machine. The more you proactively plan for traveling with your machinery, the more enjoyable your trip will be. For example, if your equipment is somehow mishandled or breaks during your road trip, you must have either a backup machine or your prescription on hand.
Proactively bringing your prescription will ensure that you can access replacement parts or repairs for your CPAP equipment without hassle, no matter where you travel.
Pack Plenty of Distilled Water
Unfortunately, one of the most common issues CPAP users run into when traveling is running out of distilled water. Oftentimes, this supply can become a lost afterthought when patients pack their bags. Therefore, our number one tip for taking a road trip with your CPAP machine is to remember to pack your distilled water and also pack an extra carton or two.
Depending on how long of a trip you take and where you visit, you may not have access to distilled water in stores. Proactively packing an abundance of distilled water will ensure that you can continue your sightseeing trip with peace of mind.
Bring Cleaning Equipment
For longer trips, it’s also essential to pack CPAP cleaning supplies. Whether on vacation or a road trip, it’s vital to cleanse your CPAP equipment routinely.
Neglecting to clean your machinery could cause your machinery to break down sooner or compromise your air quality. So don’t risk either of these road-trip-nightmare scenarios. Instead, pack supplies to keep your CPAP equipment clean.
Living with sleep apnea does not mean your days of traveling and sightseeing are over. Review our tips for traveling with your CPAP equipment and consider how you can plan your next adventure with your medical equipment in mind.
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