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kimgh Offline

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Post: #1
Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
When I got my machine about 4 years ago, I was told that it's OK to disconnect the hose to go to the bathroom without turning the machine off (or so I interpreted what I heard).

Now some things I've read on this board, and my introduction to SleepyHead and the "LL" events I see on the screen make me wonder whether "letting 'er blow" is a good idea.

One issue I see is that I can tell that the LL events associated with pee breaks are indistinguishable from other LL events that might be due to my mouth being open on occasion. And perhaps a doc looking at my data would prefer not to have the data stream poisoned by the former LL events.

Anyone have thoughts on this? As far as I can tell, the machine is not hurt by this, and (obviously) is designed to handle such events.
06-25-2015 04:29 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
All you need to do is disconnect your mask from hose, then press the off button on CPAP. After your break, put mask back on, then press the button to start therapy.

Sleepyhead will combine the sessions. Leaving the machine run adds to blower hours, not to mention it could mess up your data by reporting large leaks.

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06-25-2015 04:38 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
I always stop the machine, then disconnect the hose.

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06-25-2015 05:18 PM
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Smile RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
My RemStar had an Auto On/Off setting, where it recognizes when my mask was removed. All I had to do to start it up again was to put on the mask and breath in to it. Today I exchanged RemStar for ResMed I read in directions that it has the same feature, but will need to try it out.
06-25-2015 05:31 PM
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eseedhouse Offline

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RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
(06-25-2015 05:31 PM)lindabean55 Wrote:  My RemStar had an Auto On/Off setting, where it recognizes when my mask was removed. All I had to do to start it up again was to put on the mask and breath in to it. Today I exchanged RemStar for ResMed I read in directions that it has the same feature, but will need to try it out.

It does have that feature, or at least my ResMed does. But I prefer to control things more directly.

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06-25-2015 06:04 PM
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Post: #6
RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
I always turn off the machine then separate the Sleepweaver Feather Light Hose from the PR heated hose.
When I return I just plug the hoses back together, lay down and allow the auto start to do its job.
06-25-2015 11:33 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
(06-25-2015 05:18 PM)eseedhouse Wrote:  I always stop the machine, then disconnect the hose.


Yes, that's what I meant to say. Just said it reversed. Rolleyes

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06-26-2015 07:07 AM
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lmoretti Offline

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RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
I use a P10, so I just turn the machine off and then take off the nasal pillows. They go off and on so easily and quickly I just leave it on the nightstand.
06-26-2015 08:24 AM
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kimgh Offline

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Post: #9
RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
OK, looks like no one but me disconnects without turning it off. So I'm changing my ways!

One good benefit of this discussion: I had no idea the ResMed S9 would autostart. The "SmartStart" feature was not on, but I now have turned it on and tried it out. It works, and I learned something I didn't know before.

This board is exceptionally helpful in filling in details no one ever explained to me. By no one, I mean Apria in particular.
06-26-2015 11:12 AM
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Post: #10
RE: Disconnecting for Bathroom Runs
Just be careful when disconnecting. I whapped myself in the nose when the end suddenly came out of the hose and couldn't use my cpap the rest of the night. I now take the mask off. I'm a danger to myself at night, I guess.
06-26-2015 12:43 PM
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