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I am used to travelling about with my sleep kit, so am organised with things like plugs, extension leads etc., but I have never actually used my machine on a plane journey before.

 

I am off to Australia soon to see family.  Last time I went, we stopped overnight in Singapore, so I just stayed awake while on the plane. This time we are travelling straight through - so don't think I'll manage the 20 something hours to Sydney (gulp) without sleep. I will have already been travelling all day by the time I get to Heathrow.

 

 I've bought a battery, as the airline says they can't guarantee there will be somewhere for me to plug in, or if there is a plug in point that it will be working.

Thanks, by the way, to Kath for suggesting sources for battery and to the people at British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association who were most helpful in sorting me out.

 

I have also bought a Somnoguard mouthpiece in case I find using my machine really awkward.

I know I can't use my humidifier on the plane, but is there anything else I should know?  I use quite a long hose normally-  would I be better to get a shorter length one? 

Has any one got any other suggestions or tips?

 

 

 

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Depends a lot on what class you are flying - how much space you have to yourself. Assuming the worst, yes - a shorter hose. If you get a seat as far from the aisle as possible you will bedisturbed less often.

Personally, I'd over-night at LHR and stop-over en route and thus do without PAPing during the flight but if you are adamant about non-stop, I'd start well rested and doze as best I could. Whatever you do, the jet-lag is the killer whether you manage sleep or not on the plane.

Enjoy your trip!

Thanks Tigers Fan.

Last time we went I did the trip your preferred way. It would be my preferred way, too.  However, this time I am stuck with the non-stop. 

We are travelling economy, so I am not expecting to have much space.

I didn't have a jet lag problem last time, but somehow I think this time might be different.

I shall be watching this discussion closely. This has always been one of my worries. Needing to use pap on a long journey is offputting to me and one of the reasons that I like to drive myself everywhere I go and have a car as a base.

 

Rosemary

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The Transcend II information can be found HERE .  The 1st version they brought out wasn't too popular and had the CPAP had to be attached to the head.  I think I'm correct in saying version 2 can be attached to the head or placed at the bedside.  It's not available in the UK at the moment, and no doubt when it is it will cost a lot of money as usual :(

Well, I did it !  Used my machine on the plane, in economy. I put the battery, convertor and all the connecting gubbins in the paper rack on the back of the seat in front of me and my Resmed S8, minus humidiifier- can't use on plane- on the food tray. I just used my normal long hose, as I already felt I was carrying way too much extra, without adding on a short hose. On the first leg of the flight from Heathrow to Bangkok, all worked well and I got about 5 or 6 hours sleep. We had only a very short stop in Bangkok before going on to Sydney. On this leg I ended up having to stay awake, as when I connected up the battery it didn't have enough power left to work. A real pity this, as I would have slept quite happily using my machine. There are extra benefits I hadn't thought about before.  Some people near me were coughing and  sneezing  a lot - I was quite pleased to have my mask and my extra filtered air!

I have more I want to say, but it is 10pm here and I am ready for an early night!  Hope posts so far are not too garbled - I am off for much needed sleep.

The new unit can be worn on head or on table with adapter. In USA resonably priced. If you are in a situation that you need a travel machine it is a good option.

Glad to hear you got on well Lisa, and I like the extra benefits from the other passengers germs :D  Look forward to hearing more when you're not too tired.

Lisa said:

Well, I did it !  Used my machine on the plane, in economy. I put the battery, convertor and all the connecting gubbins in the paper rack on the back of the seat in front of me and my Resmed S8, minus humidiifier- can't use on plane- on the food tray. I just used my normal long hose, as I already felt I was carrying way too much extra, without adding on a short hose. On the first leg of the flight from Heathrow to Bangkok, all worked well and I got about 5 or 6 hours sleep. We had only a very short stop in Bangkok before going on to Sydney. On this leg I ended up having to stay awake, as when I connected up the battery it didn't have enough power left to work. A real pity this, as I would have slept quite happily using my machine. There are extra benefits I hadn't thought about before.  Some people near me were coughing and  sneezing  a lot - I was quite pleased to have my mask and my extra filtered air!

I have more I want to say, but it is 10pm here and I am ready for an early night!  Hope posts so far are not too garbled - I am off for much needed sleep.

Yes, it sounds a good option for travel :)

Michael Smith said:

The new unit can be worn on head or on table with adapter. In USA resonably priced. If you are in a situation that you need a travel machine it is a good option.

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