Yes! Just bring it in it's original carrying case. They will run it through the screener and also will take it to the side to specifically inspect it at a special station at most airports. They are very used to seeing and screening them as so many people, like myself, travel with them. Always take them as carry on items. They are not considered an extra carry-on bag but as a medical necessity.
Certainly not in North America, and they shouldn't be counted as such anywhere because they are considered medical devices and therefore exempt from carry-on limitations.
But that's a hard argument to win when you're trying to board a plane and some security agent is giving you a hard time. Always have the device labeled with a tag identifying it as a medical necessity. I did a web search on "CPAP luggage tags", got some wording, and printed my own.
Pretty well all airlines recognize CPAP as a permitted medical device that can be brought on board without a baggage penalty. Not everyone will allow them to be used in flight.
You should try to find a baggage tag that identifies the machine as a CPAP and explains its medical uses. A prescription or "letter of medical necessity" from your doctor may also be helpful.
How many times does a person have to stop breathing during sleep to have sleep apnea?
Most CPAP machines plug directly in the wall. If you're talking about using a CPAP while camping or somewhere without power, you can buy batteries specifically for your CPAP machine.
A CPAP machine can damage a person'a ears. The CPAP blows air into the middle ear using pressure and causes problems that are difficult to treat.
Air Canada did allowed my husband to board the plane with his CPAP machine and distilled water jug. He has to present his doctor's note stating that he required both items. This was a couple of years ago. Should check with airlines before leaving to make sure things have not changed or what their policy is.
Yes it can be sold to either a company or as a person to person sale. A prescription is not required to purchase a CPAP machine from a person. However, most companies will not sell a machine without a prescription.
Yes. Excessively high pressures will cause the mask to leak and affect the CPAP's performance.
Ramp is a comfort feature on a CPAP machine. The ramp function increases the pressure gradually until it reaches the prescribed pressure. Some CPAP users find this gradual increase to be more comfortable than starting with the higher pressure prescribed.
It doesn't stop it, but it can limit the extent of snoring.A good CPAP machine will detect snoring and adjust the airflow to stop or limit the snores.
The oxygen levels achieved when using a CPAP machine will vary depending on your needs, the setting of the machine, and your normal breathing rates and body functions.
A CPAP machine pulls the ambient air from the room, through a filter, and introduces it into the patients airway. It is basically assisting your normal breathing habit to improve quality outcomes. In other words it is the same oxygen you are breathing when you take the mask off. Having said that there are some instances in which a physician with prescribe oxygen therapy with a cpap machine. Then oxygen from either a tank or a generator is added to the ambient air via a shuttle/shunt connected to the tubing.
The CPAP mask is connected to the machine using special tubing also known as a hose. One end of the hose connects to an elbow or an adapter on the bottom of the mask. The other end of the hose connects to the CPAP machine output joint. It should fit snuggly, but not be difficult to attach. If it is, then you may not have the right size hosing or adapter for the mask/machine you are using and should contact your Respiratory Therapist, Physician, or CPAP supplier for help in trouble shooting this problem.