While I can get by sleeping without my CPAP machine I find I sleep much better with it. I was wondering if anyone else uses one and takes it camping with them on canoe/kayak trips. I see in the manual you can get a DC adapter to use in vehicles but it doesn’t say anything about what size battery you would need to take it on paddling trips. I was hoping that I could get by for one or two nights on a small motorcycle battery. Anyone ever try it or knows someone who has?
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Posted by: suiram on Feb-14-13 8:57 PM (EST)
Posted by: rblturtle on Feb-15-13 6:10 PM (EST)
When wilderness camping I use a jaw positioning mouth devise instead of my C-pap. I don't know if it's the mountain air,exercise,loon calls or what,but I do fine.
What is this device?|
Posted by: Canuka on Feb-16-13 8:30 AM (EST)
I've never heard of a "jaw positioning device". How does it work?
Posted by: rblturtle on Feb-17-13 6:28 AM (EST)
A lot of Apnea is restriction at the back of the throat. This mouthpiece holds your jaw more foreward and opens the airway. It doesn't work as well as a machine for me,but it helps. You can get one from a dentist for big $,or do what I dit and got a "do it yourself" one online for app $10.
There are DC camping models|
Posted by: bartc on Feb-14-13 9:19 PM (EST)
I've never done it, though, and your motorcycle battery idea sounds iffy. You should call your local supplier or a manufacturer.
Have a friend who can go for four nights|
Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-14-13 10:53 PM (EST)
camping with a motorized wheelchair battery
Marine Battery - works fine ..but|
Posted by: seadart on Feb-15-13 12:44 AM (EST)
I found in the manual the size of battery and bought a marine gel battery. It lasts a few nights on a charge, but I don't think mine operated at the right pressure on the battery, I felt like my lungs were being over inflated. Another issue is air temperature. I did this the first time in winter here. This was a cold night in central california and it got down below freezing. The cold compressed air is really uncomfortable. My lungs felt like they were being assaulted. Also when camping be sure to keep track of your altitude and learn to adjust your machine for how far you are above sealevel. Since then I've lost a lot of weight and don't need to use CPAP.
My brother sleeps with one.|
Posted by: deuce on Feb-15-13 9:15 AM (EST)
Sleeping on a thin mattress, on the |
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-15-13 3:13 PM (EST)
ground, may change your sleep enough that apnea will be less of a problem. I would check that possibility before getting into the serious battery issues.
Posted by: bzeka on Feb-15-13 5:23 PM (EST)
I just leave mine at home. The morning camping fog is just a little bit thicker but it seems like too much of a hassle to bring it along.
Camping wit CPAP|
Posted by: BigPine on Feb-15-13 7:27 PM (EST)
I have used a motorcycle battery and it lasts for 2 nights, but I think it depends on what the pressure setting is.
Ken, what machine make & model?|
Posted by: betmkaplan on Feb-17-13 4:51 PM (EST)
My Respironics has a 12v dc battery set available from the manufacturer.
Posted by: willowleaf on Feb-20-13 1:01 PM (EST)
I've got mild apnea (due to a narrow windpipe) and a CPAP, which I hate so much I have not used it for 8 years. But I've found that using one of the Pure Sleep brand jaw positioner devices both corrects snoring and keeps me from awakening with gasp reflex. That's all I use now when I sleep and it's easy to take traveling or camping. I think they run about $60 each(last I bought a few months ago they had a two-for-one special and got 2 for that price). If you keep it clean it will last about one year using it nightly.