While travel is more often than not for enjoyment or business, for people with sleep apnea, travel can bring about the problem of what to do regarding their continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machines.
One of the key warning signs is very noisy snoring while other signs take in obesity, unrelenting morning and afternoon tiredness.
There is helpful information and options for treatments for apnea sufferers while they are away from home, according to a Huffington Post report.
Among the most successful CPAC devices are a travel CPAP machine, which is smaller and more condensed than the conventional CPAP. This is a result of the travel device not including a humidifier. Monitoring and recording sleep data are accessible on countless travel CPAP machines.
The report points out when making a decision with regard to the right type of travel CPAP device be sure to have no doubts about the device’s durability.
The Huffington Post report also suggests oral appliances which install similar to a mouth guard and maintain the jaw frontward to aid in keeping an open upper airway. A medical doctor’s prescription and a visit to a licensed dentist is necessary to take delivery of this appliance.
What’s more, a fairly new device on the market, a nasal valve therapy device, fastens over the nostrils and is held with hypoallergenic masking tape. As the individual takes a breathe, the valve releases and closes up passing the air on to generate resistance on the breathe out that builds up force in the back of the throat to maintain the airway open.
The report also offers tips for traveling with the CPAP devices such as bringing along an extra battery and an extension cord as well as an appropriate adapter. And before packing any device, empty the humidifier tub of any water and keep it empty.
One of the nation’s top sleep apnea doctor’s and consultant, Avi Weisfogel, has nearly two decades of experience in dental care. He has focused much of his career on taking care of patients who have diverse sleep disorders, particularly those with obstructive sleep apnea.
Initially teaching colleagues on the uses of oral appliance therapy in the treatment of sleep disorders through his company, Dental Sleep Masters, Weisfogel helps dentists connect with and assist patients with sleep apnea by providing a business model and a coaching program. Follow Avi on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on his GoFundMe Campaign benefiting Operation Smile.