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Will obstructive sleep apnea stop me from going on my vacation?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Yo-El Ju
Neurology
9 doctors agree
In brief: No!
If you will be without electricity, make sure you buy or rent a battery that will last the duration of your vacation.
If you will be traveling internationally, make sure your pap machine can adapt to different voltages, or buy an adaptor. Lastly, if you will be going on a cruise or somewhere is questionable water quality, request distilled bottled water to be available for your humidifier.

In brief: No!
If you will be without electricity, make sure you buy or rent a battery that will last the duration of your vacation.
If you will be traveling internationally, make sure your pap machine can adapt to different voltages, or buy an adaptor. Lastly, if you will be going on a cruise or somewhere is questionable water quality, request distilled bottled water to be available for your humidifier.
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Thanks for the answer clarification Dr. Ju!
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
You just have to take your sleep apnea machine with you on your trip.
You should be able to pack it in your checked baggage without difficulty but a note from your doctor stating that the equipment is medically necessary may help get you through airport security.

In brief: No
You just have to take your sleep apnea machine with you on your trip.
You should be able to pack it in your checked baggage without difficulty but a note from your doctor stating that the equipment is medically necessary may help get you through airport security.
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely Not
There is no reason sleep apnea should prevent your vacation.
If you're on CPAP therapy, make sure you take it with you and all accessories for it. You can travel with the equipment and take in on a plane. Since it's a medical device, it doesn't count towards your carry-on or personal item. Enjoy yourself!

In brief: Absolutely Not
There is no reason sleep apnea should prevent your vacation.
If you're on CPAP therapy, make sure you take it with you and all accessories for it. You can travel with the equipment and take in on a plane. Since it's a medical device, it doesn't count towards your carry-on or personal item. Enjoy yourself!
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not at all
Sure, you have a hard time sharing a room if you snore.
However, treatment of sleep apnea is easy and effective. Surgery and dental appliance don't affect traveling. The CPAP maschines are small, quite and can be taken through tsa without problems. There are even battery packs and car charger for CPAP units if you like to camp.

In brief: Not at all
Sure, you have a hard time sharing a room if you snore.
However, treatment of sleep apnea is easy and effective. Surgery and dental appliance don't affect traveling. The CPAP maschines are small, quite and can be taken through tsa without problems. There are even battery packs and car charger for CPAP units if you like to camp.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Same routine
Use same routine as you use at home. Should be no problem.

In brief: Same routine
Use same routine as you use at home. Should be no problem.
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