So...what you all need is a decent power supply that will keep the CPAP running at least all night (two or three is better)
And still be compact/light and be able to recharge from solar + wind power.
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02-17-2014, 03:06 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-17-2014, 03:50 PM by ImaSurvivor.)
Also, there have been several remarks on threads here of those who have skipped CPAP for a night after beginning it and have been really sorry with how lousy they feel. Prior to beginning CPAP you have developed coping skills and don't know any better. Once you begin using it and start feeling positive effects and then skip it, many on here have said how awful they feel.
I live within a quarter mile of a portion of the Finger Lakes Trail =]
I would get the oral appliance and sleep on your side. What would be real cool is to have a sleep study wearing the appliance after you've had some time to adjust to it.
Another thing to think about is what elevation you'll be at? High elevations compound SA issues.
What Sleepster and ImaSurvivor said.
You might also talk to your doctor about an oral appliance to use on your hiking/camping trips instead of a CPAP. It is a mouthpiece that moves your lower jaw forward to help prevent the airway from closing. It works for some people, not for others, and it can take awhile to get adjusted properly. I started with an oral appliance, got some good results but it didn't completely eliminate my apnatic (sp?) episodes, so I am getting ready to get a CPAP. However, I plan on keeping the mouthpiece around for camping trips or power outages. Seems like a better option than not doing anything!
You may want to look into the hammock sleep systems available. You could raise your head higher than your feet which may help with the breathing if you can't take the machine with you.
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Best of luck to you as you start your CPAP therapy.