Sleep Apnea and C-PAP machines

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Oct 19th, 2004, 04:32 PM
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Sleep Apnea and C-PAP machines

Has anyone here learned of a way to use a C-PAP for sleep apnea while flying?
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Oct 19th, 2004, 08:57 PM
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Since every CPap or BiPap machine I have ever seen requires it to be plugged into electric outlet, I do not see how it would work. Also, even if it did, these machines are quite noisy. You would be sleeping mostly upright in a seat, it is possible your sleep apnea would not be as bad in that position. But, of course, ask your MD about that.

If you are bringing machine with you, make sure you have necessary adaptors/transformers appropriate to country of travel.
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Oct 19th, 2004, 09:00 PM
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Check out this thread on flyertalk.com - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363337
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Oct 20th, 2004, 04:22 AM
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My husband's CPap is quite small and virtually noiseless. I've been searching all over trying to find a flying solution - just came across this article for any of you who suffer sleep apnea. Definitely worth looking into!!
http://www.episteme-software.com/cpap.html
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