Traveling with CPAP equipment might seem a bit overwhelming at first. Luckily, there are a lot of experienced CPAP users out there who are more than happy to share their experience with you. Here are the top five tips from some of our very own CPAP users at CPAP.com:
|The quality of your sleep is likely to decrease if your sleep schedule varies too much. Try to maintain your usual sleeping pattern once you reach your destination.|
|Have a designated CPAP travel bag. Storing everything in one place makes it easier to keep track of what items you need to pack.|
|If you are traveling by air, take your equipment with you as a carry-on item to avoid sleepless nights should your checked luggage take a detour. Be prepared to take out your machine at the security checkpoint since it will be screened by X-ray.|
|Take two power cords with you. You can continue using your machine should one of them get lost or damaged.|
|Make sure you set some time aside to dry out your humidifier chamber and air dry your hose before you store it in your suitcase. If not, your machine or other electrical components could suffer water damage.|
A big thank you to the two CPAP users who shared these tips with us. In fact, one of them has been a CPAP user for over 18 years, and the other user has been exposed to the CPAP industry for 15 years.
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