We are 2 weeks off a 3.5 month trip of cruising and 6 weeks in Europe independently - and we have medical professionals saying that my partner probably has sleep apnoea. He's doing a sleep study next week- the respiratory dr is saying it will change his life - but I must admit all I'm seeing yet another bag to cart around and wondering if our backpacks will need replacing by porters! Does Europe even have porters anymore?
Can someone please tell me that the newer, small no humidifier models are better than the huge box which my mother-in-law had years ago - and which had to be in the corridor because it was so noisy. He's been diagnosed through the public health system and I'm sure they will provide the cheapest/largest machine for free. But we are prepared to throw money at this and I'm wondering if I just buy a travel machine this weekend on spec ( and money back guarantee). He's currently booked in for the sleep study in a week which is only a week before we leave - so we kinda need to be very proactive on this.
And the thing is although he has sleep issues he doesn't stop breathing - I've spent hours listening to his breathing at night. - so maybe we can put the whole thing off until we return in November.
Ironically they are all very apologetic because he can't drive until the sleep study happens - but that's not a huge issue - I can easily do the driving on our trip - and we weren't do a huge amount of car hire anyways. I'm far more concerned about getting bags on and off trains/buses/boats/hotels etc.
I suppose I just want someone to tell me to stop panicking and it will be OK - but if you could tell me how big/heavy these things come in with all the required gear I'd be grateful.