My grandfather snored like a walrus with a head cold. If you watched the exterior of that Pennsylvania farmhouse at night, you could see the roof rise and fall and the windows bulge outward with his nightly singing. You could do that because you would have nothing else to do in the dark, unless, like […]
As many sleep apnea sufferers can attest to, the first time you try your CPAP mask: you hate it. The main problem is our mindset. Many of us feel hesitant about wanting to wear a mask, in any capacity, while we sleep. A 2008 research study1 hailing from the Canadian Respiratory Journal reports that almost […]
Manual mode: Know your CPAP humidifier With CPAP, comfort is everything! A CPAP humidifier helps many users enjoy maximum comfort. In most cases, the Climate Control Auto settings provide the best protection against rain-out (an uncomfortable condition in which humidified air cools too quickly and condenses in your mask, becoming water droplets that dampen your face). But […]
Bloating is a sign that you are swallowing the CPAP air. There is no real medical solution, but we have found that sleeping position may be a factor. Try sleeping as flat as possible first, even without a pillow. If that position doesn’t help, try sleeping on your side or elevated, whichever one you don’t […]
When a physician orders a pressure change, or a patient moves to an area with a very different altitude and does not have an altitude compensating machine, there are a number of ways to ensure you are receiving CPAP therapy at the correct pressure. The first and most common way is to contact your Homecare […]
All CPAPs will operate on DC power with the use of an inverter to change the current from DC to AC before it reaches the machine. However, many will operate on DC power without the need for an inverter, just a power cord that plugs into the CPAP and ends in a cigarette lighter plug. Inverters do […]
An adapter may be required to plug a US power cord into a wall outlet in a foreign country. All the models cpapsupply.ca sell contain power converters that enable the machine to operate on any AC current from 100 to 240 volts without any adjustment. Check with your dealer or manufacturer to see if your […]
Yes. CPAP therapy should be used every night. In the USA & Canada CPAP it is not counted as a carry on item for air travel. Some locations in Asia and Europe will count it as a carry on, but all will allow it.
To prepare for your international travel, be sure to: Check the voltage of your destination. You may need a plug adapter for your machine. Go ahead and pack spare parts to your equipment. Unfortunately, CPAPsupply.ca cannot ship to most destinations around the world.
CPAP therapy should be used every night. Your CPAP should go with you on trips. There are some tips to help with your travel: Remove Water From The Humidifier. If you are going to take your CPAP humidifier with you, remove ALL water from the humidifier chamber. Water left in the humidifier chamber can be tipped […]