Anybody use a CPAP machine?

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  1. Bud0505

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    Can you recommend a couple of models?
     
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    Same here, clocked 175 stoppages.
    Used CPAP for about 20 years. Wore out two machines.
    Now, I've lost 121 lbs (as of this morning). Stopped using the machine about 6 months ago. No longer need it.
     
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    My wife has been recommending CPAP for me for years because of my snoring/gasping for air, but I have resisted because I sleep most comfortably on my side or stomach. Committing to CPAP would mean adjusting to sleeping on my back, which would be a big change.

    Have any of you made the adjustment to sleeping on your back after a lifetime of being a stomach/side sleeper?
     
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    I have no problem sleeping on my side. I start out on my right side but eventually end up on my back. Before the CPAP I always slept on my stomach. Been using CPAP for close 20 plus years.
     
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    It is worth the trouble. I have a cdl and have had a the machine for about 5 years. It is not that big a deal with the DOT. Put the app on your phone, download the newest report the day you go to the dr and you won’t have any issues as long as you use it. It will make a world of difference in how you feel.
     
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    I've had mine for almost a year now. It has changed my life for the better. Allergies, a hit to the nose in my early 20's and a Septoplasty has done a number on me. But this machine saved my life. BP is much lower. Now, if I can control allergies then I'd really be breather and sleeping well!
     
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    I sleep on my side and stomach with a CPAP, that is not a restriction. You just need the right mask.
     
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    Only take this as a data point. My daughter in law's hospital tested several ozone and germicidal light CPAP gear cleaners. After that they bought a bunch of the SoClean+ machines.
     
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    Negative. I use a CPAP and sleep on one side or the other 95% of the time.
     
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    Check your cpap machine warranty before using So-Clean.
     
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    The big 2 - Philips and Resmed have more or less said that if they can show an O3 generator causes a part failure they will not honor a machine warranty.

    Philips has denied 0 warranty claims due to O3 generator issues.
    ResMed has denied fewer than 10 warranty claims as best I can tell.
     
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    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    I'll just get a new prescription and Medicare will pay for another one. :fred:
     
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    I sleep on my side with no problem. According to my cardiologist, If you're snoring and gasping for air, you are placing a heavy toll on your heart. I resisted using a CPAP for a couple of years. Now I wish I had done it sooner.
     
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    Same. I've always slept on my side and the CPAP didn't require a change. I snored like a bear all my life, all the way back to college, before the CPAP.
     
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    I was diagnosed in 2015. Junior year of college. I felt like the weird kid when everyone came to my apartment and asked what it was. I hardly wore it right away and was told to either return it or start abiding to insurances rules on use. Hated it at first. Now even when I take a nap, I put it on my face. I’ve tweaked some of the settings to my preference and I’ve never slept better. My other half loves the fact that I have it too because she can sleep now without listening to me sleep like a drunken idiot.

    My sleep apnea was severe. I slept in the sleep study and it was found I stopped breathing on average for 28 seconds each minute. Doc said one of the more severe cases he had seen. Doesn’t help that I’m on the heavy side.

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    This is the kit I bought.

    https://www.batteryspace.com/Custom...ck-12.8V-6.6Ah-84Wh.-14A-rate-Fast-Smart.aspx

    I used this cable to connect the battery to the CPAP.

    https://www.directhomemedical.com/1001956-dc-power-cord-cpap.html

    I hate those cigarette lighter plugs so I ended up replacing them with SAE connectors. If I was doing it again, I would use these plugs instead. Easier to install than an SAE connector.

    https://www.amazon.com/XT60-Drone-C...ng-20&linkId=cf584ad5c20a5090cdd502fb61d049a9
     
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    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    You can order the battery with different connectors (they didn't have this option when I bought mine 10 years ago).

    https://www.batteryspace.com/lifepo4-26650-battery-12-8v-6-6ah-84wh-14a-rate.aspx

    Here is the mating connector cable for the TrailTech Coaxis version:

    https://www.batteryspace.com/connec...malecoaxislockableconnectorwith4coilcord.aspx

    I use a Battery Tender Lithium Junior to charge mine. I modified everything I have to use SAE connectors so the charger plugs into the battery, the battery plugs into the CPAP, the battery plugs into my motorcycle (for charging or jump starting).

    https://www.amazon.com/battery-tender-022-0198li-lithium-charger/dp/b00n5ubqhs

    I think it is probably easier to use the XT60 connectors. You can just solder them right onto the end of a wire which is a lot easier than having to splice SAE pigtails on like I did.

    https://www.amazon.com/Finware-Upgraded-Version-Connectors-Battery/dp/B07PB399PL/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2H2WTXNA0LLDK&dchild=1&keywords=xt60+connectors&qid=1591068089&s=toys-and-games&sprefix=xt60+,toys-and-games,219&sr=1-4
     
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    Thank you a lot. Knowing you have and expert's eye for all things electric.....I'm going to get that set up.
     
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    I sleep on my side and back. It is great having the option to sleep on your back if you feel like it. I never used to be able too, because I would stop breathing.

    One key tip, if you are ever using your CPAP for cold weather camping, pull the excess hose inside you sleeping bag with you. That way it preheats the air and keeps you from suffering from hypothermia. Had that happen to me on one bitterly cold November night in Show Low, AZ.
     
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