Today is the first day back in the office for the year and we have already had some weary travelers in seeking better alternatives ahead of their next holiday or camping trip. Rest assured, we have heard your questions and have some answers for you.
“Is there something that takes up less room in my suitcase? Space is limited in my caravan/tent, what are my alternatives?”
There are a few different strategies around ensuring your CPAP device takes up less space.
Using your CPAP device without it’s humidifier (if it has one) is a great space saver. If you are using the ResMed the AirSense 10, you can use the side cover instead of the tub to minimise space.
There are also alternative therapies to CPAP available, these include
PROVENT and Mouth guards which are both portable, short-term travel
It is important to note that if you wish to go down the path
of using a new therapy you should always speak with a medical professional first.
Another alternative is the ResMed AirMini, a travel CPAP device which is
significantly smaller than the mainstream devices.
The AirMini device comes equipped with a mount system that allows you to stow your device in such a way that ensures your space is maximised.
“How much power do the CPAP machines use and are there battery options available to power my CPAP device?”
CPAP machines will vary in power output depending on their make and model, how much pressure is being administered and whether or not humidification is being used.
This link will give you information on how much power the ResMed AirSense 10 device will use: