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How Do I Travel Abroad With My CPAP Machine?

Using a CPAP machine overseas seems daunting, especially when traveling itself can be tiresome. However, if you rely on your CPAP machine to get a good night's sleep, your CPAP therapy can’t be left at home.

Whether traveling for work or vacation by air, sea, or land, taking your CPAP machine is easier than many think. You can still enjoy the benefits of your sleep therapy if you plan ahead with a little extra time and preparation. In this article, we’ll share tips and advice for using CPAP overseas. 

Ready? Let’s dive in!

3 Tips for Using CPAP Overseas


1. Bring a Compatible Outlet Adapter

Any of the CPAP machines proudly sold by Respiratory Supply will give you peace of mind that it comes with an adjustable voltage power supply. This means you’ll simply need a compatible travel adapter for your CPAP machine for the country you’re traveling to. However, many people question:

Do I need a voltage converter for my CPAP machine?

No, voltage converters are not necessary since most CPAP machines detect and adjust to higher-voltage outlets.

2. Plan Ahead With Your Own Water

When it comes to your CPAP machine, distilled water is a must since it won’t calcify or cause mineral buildup. Using tap or bottled water for your CPAP machine humidifier is a bad idea, especially depending on where you’re traveling to. However, if you can’t avoid it, make sure to empty the chamber every morning and allow it to air dry. This will minimize the mineral buildup. For peace of mind, make sure to buy your own distilled water once you get to your destination.

3. Bring Backup Power Supply

Although CPAP backup batteries are not always necessary, they could save your day if you’re traveling somewhere with unstable electricity. Especially if you’re camping where electricity isn’t always available, a battery pack can power up to 1-3 nights. Whatever the circumstances, you should be able to benefit from your sleep therapy and wake up refreshed and ready to explore your destination.

Ready to Travel With Your CPAP Machine?

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you deserve to enjoy your CPAP therapy and not compromise your health and well-being. Hopefully, these tips will encourage you to use your CPAP overseas while still enjoying a carefree journey. 

Make sure to browse our CPAP supplies at Respiratory Supply and get your travel equipment ready. 

Bon voyage!

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