Traveling with your CPAP Machine
Use your travel bag. Everything fits and it is padded.
Always carry your CPAP machine on the plane. You'll prevent your equipment from being lost, stolen, or damaged.
You do not need to travel with distilled water. A few days using regular tap water won't hurt your humidifier. If you would prefer to keep using distilled water, look for bottled drinking water that is labeled distilled, deionized, or demineralized.
If you have nasal dryness, use a nasal saline spray 2 - 3 times each day. You may also use a nasal Gel (Ayr®, CPAP moisture therapy, KY Jelly®, etc.) as a lubricant.
When you leave the country, get the toll free phone number of your equipment supplier in case you have problems. Know whether your machine uses multiple voltages (110volts/60hz and 220 volts/50hz) or if you will need to get a voltage converter. Also, see a travel supply store for the proper plug adapter for the country you will be visiting.
If you are planning to operate your machine from a 12-volt DC power source, contact your supplier or check your machine manufacturer's website to find out how to obtain and operate the needed accessories.
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Last Updated: 06/06/2013
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