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Disconnecting Hose for pee Break
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This is a serious question. During the night if a bathroom break is need should one turn off the machine and then disconnect the hose or just disconnect the hose?  Thanks.
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Welcome to Apnea Board msw4477!

It's easy enough to just turn the machine off and disconnect the hose.

You'll find that after awhile on therapy, those bathroom breaks will lessen.
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there is an auto on and off available in the menu that uses your breathing into the mask to turn the machine on and off. Some people use and some not, personally I like it. When I go to sleep or bathroom trip, I put the mask on, adust while laying down and breathe and the machine turns on. I generally turn the machine off with the button, but the machine will also turn it off, lot of rushing air for several seconds, would wake a bedmate however. If you haven't downloaded the clinical manual, you might want to use the links above to get the manual emailed to you. Good luck with your therapy!! I assume that you are using the Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto?
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If you turn off the machine the machine will be in ramp mode after the pee break right?
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(05-30-2017, 07:43 AM)msw4477 Wrote: If you turn off the machine the machine will be in ramp mode after the pee break right?

The easy solution is to turn off ramp. Most of us don't need it or use it once we adapt to the machine.  While there is no harm leaving the machine blowing while you are away (assume you don't use Smartstart), it is loud and I would not do it.  I use SmartStart on the Aircurve 10 Vauto and when I remove the mask, the machine stops in 10 seconds and immediately resumes when I put the mask back on.  No button push required.
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Turn off machine, pull off the mask, take care of bidness, put mask back on, turn on machine.

Variations:

Auto off - remove mask and let machine turn itself off. I don't use this mode.

Auto on - put on mask, take a few breaths, machine turns itself on. I do use this mode.

Disconnect hose - if you have trouble reseating your mask, you might find it easier to disconnect the hose and leave the mask on. I don't do this.

Regarding the ramp - I don't use it, but my machine has two buttons. One turns it on and goes to full pressure, the other enables the ramp. I have auto ramp disabled, and use the autostart. If I ever want the ramp, I'd have to push the ramp button or enable auto-ramp...I think.
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#7
I also take the mask off, it gives me access to a good scratch and a rub. the odds are I'll get an itch if I don't
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#8
Usually I have a sip of water because I always have some dry mouth issues. Fortunately, when I disconnect the hose from my F20 the opening is large enough to permit a drink using a straw so I don't need to remove the mask and be concerned about getting a good seal again. And no, the drink doesn't result in me having to get up again. Actually, since using CPAP consistently and getting my AHI below 2 my nocturnal bathroom trips have dropped from around three per night to only one.  Shy I'm not sure why. Thinking-about

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Reminds me of the old​ joke:

"Doctor, I'm as regular as clockwork. I have to go every morning at 7 o'clock."

"So, what's the problem​?"

"I don't​ wake up until 8."
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(05-30-2017, 04:11 PM)Melman Wrote: Actually, since using CPAP consistently and getting my AHI below 2 my nocturnal bathroom trips have dropped from around three per night to only one.  Shy  I'm not sure why. Thinking-about

Perhaps the information here might lend some insight into the answer...............

Nighttime Urination and Sleep Apnea

Tracy R. Nasca

https://sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea...eep-apnea/


".......How does apnea cause nocturia? Umlauf explains that during episodes of sleep apnea, the soft structures in the throat relax and close off the airway, setting into motion a chain of physiological events. “Oxygen decreases, carbon dioxide increases, the blood become more acidic, the heart rate drops and blood vessels in the lung constrict,” says Umlauf. “The body is alerted that something is very wrong. The sleeper must wake enough to reopen the airway. By this time, the heart is racing and experiences a false signal of fluid overload. The heart excretes a hormone-like protein that tells the body to get rid of sodium and water, resulting in nocturia.”
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