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[Equipment] CPAP Quit while Sleeping
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Gross 
I woke up suddenly struggling for air !

After ripping the mask from my face for air and taking a breath I calmed down a little. I had my first power outage when using CPAP.

I put my mask back on without the machine on. I could breath but it was restricted. If I had stayed asleep with a relaxed breathing rate I would have been ok. Oh-jeez

Maybe next time it happens I will react less.Dont-know

Any stories about your reactions the first time ?Thanks
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#2
I see you inject O2 into the CPAP flow. Do you use a concentrator?
Most concentrators have power fail alarms that are quite loud.
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This happen to me back in March, I found it a bit unnerving but got some good advice through the forum. See thread:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Power-Failure

(08-20-2016, 01:11 PM)kwhenrykerr Wrote: I woke up suddenly struggling for air !

After ripping the mask from my face for air and taking a breath I calmed down a little. I had my first power outage when using CPAP.

I put my mask back on without the machine on. I could breath but it was restricted. If I had stayed asleep with a relaxed breathing rate I would have been ok. Oh-jeez

Maybe next time it happens I will react less.Dont-know

Any stories about your reactions the first time ?Thanks

I bought an APC battery backup with an alarm. It wakes me up if there is a power failure and give me about an hour of power, a little more if I turn off the humidifier. I haven't had another power failure but it set my mind at ease.
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(08-20-2016, 01:29 PM)justMongo Wrote: I see you inject O2 into the CPAP flow. Do you use a concentrator?
Most concentrators have power fail alarms that are quite loud.

Yes I use a concentrator. With your question I went and tested it. No Alarm.

Thanks for the question, now I am less dumb...Laugh-a-lot

I did move a APC to the CPAP that has a weak sounding alarm. I do not use the humidifier where I am at it is moist all the time. Last winter I might have used one but did not have that option.
ThanksSleep-well
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