Travelling with a CPAP machine for Sleep Apnoea

The main problem with this is the extra weight to carry, at least a few kg, plus the need to securely wrap the machine each day to keep it dry. You should carry an extension lead as not all beds will be near a socket and remember a plug adaptor if needed.   Do also bear in mind that a few of the most basic refuges will have limited electricity or do not have power at all.

This text (supplied by a New Zealand pilgrim) may be helpful in convincing Spanish-speaking hospitaleros (and pilgrims who want to charge their phones overnight!) of the need for you to be near, and have sole use of, a power point, the small amount of electricity used and the quietness of the machine:

Senor sufre de Apnea y requiere la ayuda de un aparato
respiratorio para dormir.  Esto significa que necesita acceso a
una toma electrica durante la noche.  La cantidad de electricidad usada es
minima, pero es esencial para su confort y salud.  El enchufe debe estar en
un radio de 12 metros de donde duerme el .  Muchas gracias por su
ayuda.

©CSJ

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