CPAP Travel: Travel CPAP Masks
Not all masks are made for travel. With the rising costs of carry-on and checked baggage, choosing the right travel CPAP mask to use is just as important as choosing the right travel CPAP machine.
So, think about it for a moment…when you pack your clothes and toiletries, you select the easiest and most compact items for your luggage, without sacrificing the comforts of home. Right?
It’s the same with your CPAP mask.
What Makes a Good Travel CPAP Mask?
Choose a CPAP travel mask that has these 3 C’s
- Compatibility…with your CPAP machine
- Comfort…soft, lightweight, and easy to pull apart and put together.
- Convenience…easy to clean.
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Not all masks can handle higher CPAP machine pressure settings. So make sure to test your travel CPAP mask with your travel CPAP machine to ensure you are able to get the right pressure setting before you leave.
When traveling, you need to feel like you are using your machine just like you do at home. But, you still need a travel CPAP mask that can come apart easily, fit inside your CPAP travel bag, and won’t break during travel. CPAPs from ResMed and Philips Respironics are designed so that it’s easy to take apart. Also, they have comfortable, travel-friendly CPAP masks that are among the most popular in the market.
Check out our post on Best CPAP Full Face Masks.
Convenience & Cleaning
Cleanliness of your CPAP machine and equipment is important not only for your health but also for the proper functioning of the machine to give you the therapy you need.
Your mask should be wiped down daily to remove oils and sweat. Doing so will give you a great seal every night.
You can purchase cleaning mask wipes or a CPAP mask cleaner to make cleaning easier and more convenient, traveling or not. However you clean your mask, make sure that it thoroughly air dries before the next use.
Check out our Cleaning While Traveling post for further info!
- If you use pillows or cushions at home, bring replacement items with you on your travels.
- When traveling to a dry region or using higher pressure, you should consider purchasing a nasal moisturizing gel for quick relief of dryness.
Traveling with your CPAP machine needs to be easy and comfortable. Having the right mask when you travel is a key component. Now that you have all the information to help you choose the right CPAP travel mask, check out our [Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Your CPAP] for even more travel information.