Staying compliant while traveling is incredibly important to CPAP therapy, especially if you are someone who flies a lot. Of course, safety is the first priority and not keeping up with CPAP therapy once being diagnosed with sleep apnea can lead to extreme drowsiness among other things. The second important reason is that if you do not remain compliant with your CPAP therapy, insurance companies will refuse to pay for your CPAP products.
Before we discuss the best ways to stay compliant with your CPAP therapy, let’s first discuss what compliance entails.
What is Compliance?
Many insurance companies require that “compliance” while using CPAP Therapy is maintained to a certain extent. Many insurance companies follow the Medicare Compliance requirements. Simply put, compliance is defined as use of PAP devices for 4 or more hours per night on 70% of nights (21 out of 30 nights) during a consecutive 30-day period. If you would like to learn more in-depth about compliance, visit Health Sqyre’s How to be Compliant Help Page!
What Are My Options To Remain Compliant Away From Home?
Bring Your CPAP With You
Nearly every airline considers CPAP supplies as a necessary medical devices, therefore, they are allowed to be carried on the plane without counting against your personal carry-on limit.
Health Sqyre has outlined the CPAP policies of 8 of the most popular North American airlines. Please click on the logo below to find out more about who you mat be flying with!
Bring a Travel CPAP
Similar to regular CPAPs, travel CPAP machines also will not count against your carry-on baggage limit. Since they are smaller, they are easier to carry and bring on the flight with you.
Health Sqyre has reviewed the three best travel machines of 2017! Check out the review page to see side-by-side comparisons of the Dreamstation Go, AirMini, Z1 Auto, and Transcend Auto Travel CPAPs. If you would like to learn more about any of the travel CPAPs individually, click on the picture of the product above!