concerned about sleep apnea

Discussion in 'Camping for the Medically/Physically Challenged' started by stormspotter, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. OLd-Man

    OLd-Man New Member

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    I have the same problem, and I do bring mine with me. I would bring it with you I know it is a pain but don't second guess your self. Good Luck and have fun.

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    We're joining the club. DH and I had his and hers sleep studies and we both failed! My O2 sats were in the 70's. I thought I was tired because I was working, going to school, and raising kids. Can't wait to see what "good" feels like [grin].

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    Also you need to check with the Dr. about the altitude change and its effect on the apnea.

    Good luck!
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  4. SleeprLegend

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    My Resmed S8 Autoset Vantage with H3i has a DC input plug right below the AC. Resmed offers a cigarette lighter plug. If you install a cigarette lighter outlet directly connected to the battery you should be fine. You are wasting $ and energy to convert from the DC in the battery to the AC output on the inverter. Then the CPAP will just convert it back to DC for operation. Renting is an option, I guess. If you have your Pulmonologist recommend a specific device insurance will usually respect the request. That is how I got my S8 as my first CPAP.

    Not taking the CPAP is not an option.
     
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    Exactly! The largest power user of a CPAP is the heater for the humidification. Every machine I have seen gives you the option to run without humidification. It might not be as comfortable, but you get to go camping.
     
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    Another great point. The S8 has a built in altimeter that automatically adjusts the CPAP for different altitudes.
     

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