Most people who have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea already use a CPAP machine at home every night, but when they are heading out on vacation or to travel for work the thought of taking their CPAP on their trip can be daunting. To avoid the temptation to discontinue CPAP therapy while travelling, many manufacturers have developed a smaller, more portable machine.
It’s not a requirement to have a travel CPAP machine, you can certainly travel with your home CPAP but there are several benefits to a travel CPAP machine:
1.) They are quiet
With most travel CPAP machines they come in at around 25-30 decibels.
2.) They can be battery-powered
Most travel CPAP machines are powered by both a power cable and a battery pack. This is great for your camping trips or long plane
3) They are compact
Travel units are small and compact. They are all very lightweight.
4) They are perfect for frequent travelers
The more days you can continue CPAP therapy while traveling, the better it will be for your long term health.
Another great benefit of a travel CPAP machine is that they are designed to go through airport security more quickly, with many being designated as having Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval. The portability of these machines make it easier to stay on top of your sleep apnea therapy plan while traveling.
Lambert’s Health Care offers several options of portable CPAP devices and accessories. Our knowledgeable customer service team would be happy to discuss the features of each of the options with you and answer any questions you may have. Our stores are open Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm. We have two Knoxville locations to serve you; 4901 N Broadway Street Knoxville, TN 37918 and 11139 Turkey Drive Knoxville, TN 37934.