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[Equipment] My CPAP Headlight
#1
G'day All,

This is my first post... I'm a new member but have been browsing the forum since I was diagnosed a few months ago. It was all a little overwhelming at first and a bit of a struggle but I'm doing okay and now and realise that this is a new way of life for me (and the family). I've seen a huge improvement in my daytime tiredness, headaches etc. My AHI was 28 but now hovers around 4 - 9 and seems to be getting better as time goes on.

I had a bit of a dilemma... along with all the usual things that go on a bedside table (lamp, reading book, spectacles, glass of water, etc), I had to now include the CPAP machine and humidifier.

I'm a bit of a tinkerer anyway and after a little thinking, I came up with this lamp and mask storage combo. It's made from a glass head (from eBay), and a cheap lamp (from any lighting supplier). I like to call this my "CPAP Headlight". It does away with the separate lamp and gives me somewhere to store my mask during the day (before this, I used to chuck the mask and hose in the draw underneath).

I know I could have got a bigger table but this was fun and sorta looks cool too.

Cheers

Dan
Brisbane, Australia.

   
   


Cheers

Dan
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#2
very cool Big Grin
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#3
Kind of cool. Smile

I wonder if they make a glass skull too... that would be for a little different crowd though I think.
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#4
That's pretty neat! When I read the subject, I thought you'd mounted a Petzl or similar on your headgear for lighting your way to the bathroom at night.
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#5
Hi captzero,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good to hear that you are adjusting well to CPAP and it sounds like you have a neat invention with your CPAP headlight.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#6
Welcome to board! That's an awesome concept! What kind of bulb do you use? I'd be a little worried about it heating up the mask to much, but then again it's probably on for a short time only before bed I would guess.
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#7
Yeah, I'd use a low bulb in there just to watch for heat.

But way creepy cool!
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#8
Cool!
Now combine it with a lava lamp.
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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#9
Hi truetopath & PaulaO2

I thought about the bulb and heat buildup. Initially, I trialled an ordinary 40w incandescent bulb and although the head is quite thick, it did get warm after a while. Just to be safe I settled on a 5w LED bulb. The bulb's 'glass' shell is actually plastic so no issues with heat and its amazingly bright and economical as well.

Cheers

Dan
Brisbane, Australia.
Cheers

Dan
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#10
I think it's great! Good job!
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