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    Any other hangers that wear CPAP because of sleep apnea?

    I have sleep apnea and have been using CPAP for several years now. I am just curious if any other hangers might be in the same boat as me? I don't sleep well without my CPAP and as far as I know there's not a battery powered unit available. If there's anybody else that might have some ideas to help make hanging easier for people with sleep apnea I'd love to hear from you. I love hanging and being outdoors but I'm thinking I may be limited due to my problem.

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    Curious as well. My father wants to get back into the wild but needs his cpap!

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    There have been several posts in the past concerning CPAP usage while camping, one of them mentioned a battery supply.

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    What I Use

    Just about any CPAP can run on battery. The newer units are lighter and the battery too. Figure what you are willing to carry how many nights you need and how much you want to spend. Most of my trips run 1-3 nights and this is what work well for me.


    I get 2 to 3 nights out of the multi- night battery
    http://www.cpap.com/productpage/tran...somnetics.html

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    I wear a CPAP but I can get by without one for trips. I find that when in a hammock my upper body and head are slightly elevated enough to where I can sleep without my airway getting too obstructed. I also find sleeping towards my side helps as well. If you can't get by without one, as mentioned someone here posted about a battery operated model and even posted a pic of how he used it whike hanging IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Man View Post
    I have sleep apnea and have been using CPAP for several years now. I am just curious if any other hangers might be in the same boat as me? I don't sleep well without my CPAP and as far as I know there's not a battery powered unit available. If there's anybody else that might have some ideas to help make hanging easier for people with sleep apnea I'd love to hear from you. I love hanging and being outdoors but I'm thinking I may be limited due to my problem.
    There are battery powered units available. They are kind of expensive, though.
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    The best thing I have been able to do is carry a long extension cord on scout campouts if we are camping at a site near electrical outlets. On backpacking treks, I am out of luck. I think the lowest battery unit I priced was 500.00, a bit out of my price range. That is a battery that holds about 7 hours worth of charge.
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    I had a friend tell me about an article he read on a new CPAP alternative that was just approved by the FDA last year. The website here gives you all the information you need.

    I haven't gotten it myself but I am seriously considering it...

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    Thanks for the replies. Sidewinder, Thanks for the link. I use a resmed brand with the warmed humidifier at home and I love it. But after looking at their website, I found they don't sell one that runs on batteries other than one with a converter that you plug into your vehicle's 12 Volt system. I hate to spend 800 bucks+ just to be able to camp. lol. Have you had yours long? I wonder if insurance will cover the one you linked?

    Big Dog, I was on one of the sleep apnea websites earlier today and they say that works for some and not for others. The jury is still out on it.

    Thanks again for the replies guys!!!

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    For less than $800 you could get a fixture you put in your mouth that holds your jaw forward, opening your airway and it just fits in your pocket.

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