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Question Getting up at night, what do you do?
I've been using a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her for a little over a month. This is the only machine I've ever had. I have a Wisp mask and it's got a quick release feature, which is cool. When I get up to go to the bathroom or (only rarely) see to one of my 21 month old twins, I usually just unclip the mask and wear the head gear. I lay the hose down on the bed, blasting away. It just seems like this is going to shorten the motor life and the machine itself registers this initially as an unexplained apnea and then a large leak.

So, am I supposed to turn it off and then turn it back on? Or is this the proper way to leave bed at night?

(on a side note, our electricity went out and was out for 5 hours early Sunday morning) I only got to use the cpap for 3 hours. I felt like death warmed over all day yesterday (and woke my whole house up with my snoring - since there was no other sound in the neighborhood!!)... I'm so grateful for this machine. I think I'm an addict!)
04-13-2015 04:37 PM
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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
(04-13-2015 04:37 PM)kdmorris410 Wrote:  I've been using a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset for Her for a little over a month. This is the only machine I've ever had. I have a Wisp mask and it's got a quick release feature, which is cool. When I get up to go to the bathroom or (only rarely) see to one of my 21 month old twins, I usually just unclip the mask and wear the head gear. I lay the hose down on the bed, blasting away. It just seems like this is going to shorten the motor life and the machine itself registers this initially as an unexplained apnea and then a large leak.

So, am I supposed to turn it off and then turn it back on? Or is this the proper way to leave bed at night?

(on a side note, our electricity went out and was out for 5 hours early Sunday morning) I only got to use the cpap for 3 hours. I felt like death warmed over all day yesterday (and woke my whole house up with my snoring - since there was no other sound in the neighborhood!!)... I'm so grateful for this machine. I think I'm an addict!)

Have you tried setting the automatic on/off setting to on? That way, the machine will turn off after registering that you are not inhaling. I normally just push the button to turn it of or on, but I can see where it might come in handy if you need to rush off to take care of the baby.
04-13-2015 04:45 PM
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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
Yeah, I just push the off button and take off my nasal pillows.
04-13-2015 04:50 PM
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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
If you monitor your data, then leaving the mask off registers as a major leak. As Mich suggests, you can use the Auto On and Auto Off feature in the clinical menu and the machine will turn off when it free-flows more than a minute, and will auto-start when you put on the mask. As far as hurting the machine, it is designed to provide at least 20,000 hours of therapy pressure. I doubt you will do much harm with a few minutes of unobstructed flow.

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04-13-2015 04:52 PM
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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
Hi kdmorris410,
Turn your machine off when you get up to go the bathroom. If you leave it on, it will look like a large leak in your data.
Edit: I turn mine off when I get up, end edit.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
Simple....get up, turn machine off, disconnect mask hose from machine hose.
Mask stays on....
Come back to bed, attach mask hose to CPAP hose and turn machine back on.
Sleep-well

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04-13-2015 06:04 PM
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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
I hardly ever get up at night thanks to CPAP - I chose my first mask with getting up at night ease in mind, and it turned out to be a non-starter. happy me.

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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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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
I'm sorry. I don't understand the aversion to just hitting the button and turning it off when leaving and then hitting it again upon return to turn it on. Am I missing something?

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04-13-2015 06:19 PM
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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
In the beginning I thought that approach would reset the stats or something.
But luckily the Resmed, and SleepyHead, know to put it all together into one night.
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RE: Getting up at night, what do you do?
(04-13-2015 07:20 PM)worn_out_in_lebanon Wrote:  In the beginning I thought that approach would reset the stats or something.
But luckily the Resmed, and SleepyHead, know to put it all together into one night.

No loss, it keeps track fine. It just shows a little gap in the data when it is not running.

I often have fragmented sleep where I wake up around 2:00-3:00. Sometimes I can get up and do some minor, non-exertion activity like watch the tube for a half hour or check email and them go back to sleep, maybe those 30 minutes to an hour later.

I think it good to be able to see that and be able to quantify it when I go to the doctor.

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04-13-2015 07:44 PM
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