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[CPAP] Cat on the CPAP
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Not exactly like "Cat in the Hat." After a month of using my CPAP, and the past 2 weeks sleeping great, last night  awakened gasping at 2AM. My cat had stepped on the switch on my machine and turned it off.  Started up again, and all was well until about 4AM. I woke up, and heard the machine running, but was getting very little air. The old cat was sleeping..against the air intake! Oh-jeez

I guess I can be thankful I'm not allergic to cats, but we are going to have to set some ground rules.. Thinking-about
Old man, new machine. Better sleep! Thanks
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(03-01-2017, 09:18 AM)jsielke Wrote: Not exactly like "Cat in the Hat." After a month of using my CPAP, and the past 2 weeks sleeping great, last night  awakened gasping at 2AM. My cat had stepped on the switch on my machine and turned it off.  Started up again, and all was well until about 4AM. I woke up, and heard the machine running, but was getting very little air. The old cat was sleeping..against the air intake! Oh-jeez

I guess I can be thankful I'm not allergic to cats, but we are going to have to set some ground rules.. Thinking-about

Good Luck on getting your cat to comply with the ground rules.  Last I heard, cats set their own rules.   Unsure
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Have you considered a nightstand with a large drawer? I keep mine in the nightstand drawer, and pass the hose and power through the back where I drilled a 2-inch hole. It looks a lot neater, and no chance of the cat sleeping on the machine.
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I do have a second shelf on my nightstand. I may move the machine down there, no room for cat above it.
Old man, new machine. Better sleep! Thanks
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If you can route the hose and power through the back, it really cleans things up.
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I have mine on the lower shelf of my nightstand, so the humidifier is lower than my head. But hey, to keep it away from the pets is a good reason, too!

I was thinking you could keep your CPAP in a dog cage. That would give it breathing room, away from the cat!
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#7
I may try putting a cage over it. Putting on lower shelf no good as hard to get at humidifier and it is too low.
Old man, new machine. Better sleep! Thanks
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#8
Remember to change the filters in your machine, even if your not allergic.
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(03-01-2017, 09:18 AM)jsielke Wrote: Not exactly like "Cat in the Hat." After a month of using my CPAP, and the past 2 weeks sleeping great, last night  awakened gasping at 2AM. My cat had stepped on the switch on my machine and turned it off.  Started up again, and all was well until about 4AM. I woke up, and heard the machine running, but was getting very little air. The old cat was sleeping..against the air intake! Oh-jeez

I guess I can be thankful I'm not allergic to cats, but we are going to have to set some ground rules.. Thinking-about
Have you considered getting a smart border collie to police the cat?
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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Actually, have a long-haired Chihuahua that tried to police the cats, but with little success.
Old man, new machine. Better sleep! Thanks
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