Navigating Your Gap Year Travel with Sleep Apnoea: Tips for Restful Nights on the Road

When travelling with sleep apnoea, it is important to plan ahead and have a strategy for when things don’t go as planned. Here are some tips for having restful nights on the road:

• Bring all necessary supplies and equipment with you – this includes your CPAP machine, extra masks, filters, adapters, and any other items that may be needed in order to keep your machine running properly.

• Speak to your doctor before travelling so you can get advice about managing your condition while abroad. You should also ask them about any medications you might need to take before or during travel.

• If possible, book early flights or transports which offer lie-flat seats – these will allow you to sleep more comfortably during your journey.

• Whenever possible, stay in accommodation with good air quality and comfortable beds. You may also want to look for ones that offer blackout curtains if you’re sensitive to light while sleeping.

• Make sure you know the emergency services available at your travel destination just in case you need them during your trip.

• Take some time to relax and unwind before bedtime – this can help reduce stress levels which can interfere with restful sleep.

By following these tips, you should be able to enjoy a restful night’s sleep while travelling abroad – no matter where your gap year adventures take you!