Travelling With Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
There is no reason that your travelling lifestyle should be compromised due to being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea.
The easiest, lightest and most portable option for travelling is a custom made and fitted dental appliance from a Sound Sleeper dentist. Travelling with a CPAP machine can be cumbersome and difficult. If you are currently using a CPAP machine at home, there are certain things to remember or look out for if you do decide to travel with the machine.
Travelling with a Dental Appliance
Travelling with a MAD/MAS dental appliance is easy. There should be no change to your schedule and no restrictions on when and where you can use the appliance.
Dental appliances also have a very small footprint and are lightweight, making them easy to pack and wear during your trip, even on the plane. When it’s time to sleep, simply pop in your dental appliance, it’s that easy.
Travelling with a CPAP Machine
It is possible to travel with a CPAP machine and in fact, many people do just this. If you have a CPAP machine at home, it could be worth considering talking to a Sound Sleeper dentist about having a dental appliance made specifically for travel.
Travelling with a dental appliance is easy, however, if you do choose to travel with a CPAP machine, you will need to remember a few key facts:
- You may need to carry a letter from your medical professional showing that you have approval to carry your CPAP machine;
- You will need to obtain approval to use the CPAP device from the airline before your flight;
- Prearrange seating that is near a suitable power source and confirm that you are carrying the correct power cables for the aircraft your will be travelling in;
- Depending on your specific device, you may need to carry a letter from the supplier that the unit is air travel approved and safe to accompany you on the flight.