06-15-2013, 07:20 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-15-2013, 07:21 PM by Paptillian.)
As I stated in another thread I'm expecting to be on CPAP soon and will update my machine/mask in my profile when I get them. In the meantime I stumbled across a video from Philips Respironics that claims the CPAP machine should be on a bedstand that is slightly lower than the bed, and that it shouldn't be near any air vents.
I'm wondering if these are strict requirements. My nightstand is an inch or two taller than the top of the mattress. Also, I have a vent directly behind the nighstand (central air, gas furnace).
This was the best room configuration that my wife and I could come up with and it's not practical for us to shift things around. There's a nightstand on her side of the bed, but the reason I got the side with the vent is that she is sensitive to the forced air and has allergy problems.
My nightstand is a bit taller than my bed as well and I don't have any problems; but, if you find that you do, You could put your CPAP in a drawer so that the machine is lower than your bed. The reason that they suggest that you put the machine a bit lower is that if you should have rainout, the water will go back into your humidifier chamber instead of collecting in your hose.
The way I get around that is, I have a heated hose and I put a hose wrap on it as well. If you don't have a heated hose with your machine, you could get a hose cover or make one by cutting the toes out of old socks and sewing a bunch of them together.
As far as the vents in your furnace/airconditioner, I have a vent not far from me and I don't notice any problems with that.
I hope this helps and make sense, (Ha-Ha,) Best of luck to you.