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.
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.
I always stop the machine, then disconnect the hose.
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.