I have sleep apnea, use largish machine, tubing, humidifier, the works. I hold my breath when I sleep. If I go without the machine even one night I don't sleep well and I'm a mess the next day.
My son is supposed to go on a school trip to Costa Rica, paid off, no refunds. Because he has anxiety, the school has last minute decided they want me to go & they have a fund to help get me there. My son is an experienced traveler, I don't think he needs me, but the school is nervous.
The sleeping arrangements are rustic in the beginning but even toward the end (7 nights) it is all of us in one big room. I simply cannot bring my CPAP machine.
I looked into the travel machines but they are so expensive and I'm not sure how noisy they may end up being, not to mention the extra bulk in my backpack.
What I'm mostly wondering is whether there is some mouth device that I can easily order on-line that will suffice?
Anyone have suggestions for my scenerio?
I'm feeling pretty worried about this. Last two summers I went camping with people, a bunch in the same cabin, didn't bring the C-pap and didn't sleep 5 minutes. i was so exhausted I couldn't function. On the trip to Costa Rica there is lots of hiking and I am worried for my health.
P.S. Having sleep apnea SUCKS
06-02-2015, 01:21 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-02-2015, 08:32 AM by me50.)
I am not sure what to suggest to you. I would NOT leave the machine behind because more than just not sleeping can happen, things you don't want to happen in another country. Better to take your machine than to wake up pushing up flowers.
Sorry I don't know how to help you but sure others will have some ideas. The only thing I can think of (which probably won't work if the accommodations are rustic) is to sleep in a recliner. If you don't take your machine, you will miss out on seeing Costa Rica and won't be of benefit to your son that the school is worried about.
It would also be very helpful if you complete your profile with specifics about which machine you are using, mask, etc. because that helps us to give you better suggestions.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I don't think there is a really good substitute for your CPAP machine.
Hang in there for suggestions and much success to you.