Good day All
I have been recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and in the process of finding the right machine and mask that works best for me.
I travel quite a bit, specifically long distance flights (9hours+) and need advice or recommendations on choosing a suitable machine for travel.
The size of the machine is key, but I would like one with a humidifier (if possible). Really looking for guidance on the different brands and experiences when travelling with the device.
Hi Aveshen Pillay,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for answers to your questions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
04-25-2016, 08:29 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-25-2016, 08:44 PM by Carbon.)
I have some long-haul trips coming up (13-16 hours) and have my set-up but yet to try it. It looks pretty neat and tidy though.
ResMed AirSense, with travel case and humidifier blank plate.
You generally can't use water in flight in case of turbulence, so ditching the humidifier I imagine will make the unit a bit smaller and easier to manage in the seat. The humidifier can still fit in the travel case for normal use at your destination. The ResMed travel case fits everything nicely (machine/hose/mask/power) and is well padded. It can be conveniently strapped on to the slide-up handle of a wheeled cabin bag.
ResMed PowerStation II lithium battery and travel case.
This also has its own carry case that is likewise well thought out. It can take two batteries if you are feeling expansive. Supposed to last 8-10 hours use per battery if no humidifier. Weighs about a kilo or so (couple pounds)
The gear does not count toward luggage and weight limits.
Getting pre-approval to take the stuff in cabin is a good idea. My upcoming trip is with Virgin - I faxed my request form to them and received my email approval the next day.
The other power option is to get a business class seat or one of the few specific economy seats with a power plug.