We all know that CPAP equipment can take up quite a bit of space on your bedside table and for those who travel a lot it can be a real hassle taking all of your equipment with you. It is definitely important, however, to continue with your CPAP therapy even when on the go and there are a few things that you can think about that will help you when you’re on the go. It may seem like skipping a weekend of therapy here and there is not a huge deal, but discontinuing your therapy even for a night can have adverse effects on your health, so do the best you can to keep up with it! Anything from taking your travels into account when buying your machine, to purchasing a travel CPAP bag can help you adjust.
There are many ways that you can make traveling with your CPAP equipment easier. For starters, if you know you’ll be traveling a lot it’s best to choose your CPAP machine accordingly. There are tons of travel friendly machines that have qualities like a small design, quiet run, and handy carrying equipment. Machines like the Z1 Travel CPAP Machine, which weighs under a pound, can be easily packed into a carry on suitcase for easy travel. Other machines have even more unique qualities like the Transcend EZEX Travel CPAP Machine which has the ability to be worn on the head.
There are also a few accessories that can help you travel more easily with your therapy. Many manufacturers create travel bags for their machines that offer an easy and discreet way of carrying your equipment with you when you’re on the go. For example, the ResMed S9 and the Respironics PAP travel bag are compatible with a few machines without advertising what you’re carrying. These bags can either fit inside of your suitcase or be brought onto an airline as a carry on bag so you’re not risking losing your machine with your luggage. If your travels are taking you out into the wilderness, there is even an option for you! Some manufacturers like Somnetics have developed a solar charger that can power your CPAP machine overnight! This means you can charge your machine during the day while hiking and have therapy throughout the night. Whatever accessories you choose, make sure you make CPAP therapy a priority when on the go.