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Making Cpap fun?
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I just got an S9 Autoset and I have to say, it looks like some kind of electronic recording device you'd find in a police station interrogation room 20 years ago. The lid of the humidifier looks like a cassete tape deck and the wireless modem on the back looks like a wireless mic! Very odd looking. And I suppose if you don't have my imagination, it just looks like an odd medical device.

Has anyone done anything to their cpap machine, stand, tube, tube stand, tube cover, mask, straps, etc., etc., to make them look cooler or more fun?

When I picked up my cpap today, the DME had a book of designs that could be made into sticker "skins" for the ResMed S9 series. The stickers are cut specifically for the machine and have holes for vents, screens, and controls. The one on display was baseball themed-- Fenway Park! It's a neat idea but I'm sure it's expensive.

Has anyone done any fun mods? I think I might look around this weekend for some cool material to make a hose cover out of and I'm probably going to spray paint my hose holder to be another color -- I'm not digging the blue!

Anyone else have ideas? I'm hoping that putting some time and energy into "making it mine" is going to help me like and accept (and thus tolerate) it better.

Off to bed now... Smile
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I have seen the skins and they are interesting but since I am hopefully going to get a sleep study with BIPAP machine to see if it helps with my frequent waking up during the night, I haven't done more than given my machine a name.
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(11-16-2013, 03:35 AM)me50 Wrote: I have seen the skins and they are interesting but since I am hopefully going to get a sleep study with BIPAP machine to see if it helps with my frequent waking up during the night, I haven't done more than given my machine a name.

I haven't gone that far as to name my machine. Thinking-about
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(11-16-2013, 08:45 AM)cbramsey Wrote:
(11-16-2013, 03:35 AM)me50 Wrote: I have seen the skins and they are interesting but since I am hopefully going to get a sleep study with BIPAP machine to see if it helps with my frequent waking up during the night, I haven't done more than given my machine a name.

I haven't gone that far as to name my machine. Thinking-about

I am probably in the minority but some others have named their machines or say they did.
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I thought about the skins, but no one sees my machine, which is under the bed. When I needed a new cover for my hose, I found an online company that used designer fabrics and would custom make the length I wanted. The print I chose was this one from the 27 that they had:

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(11-16-2013, 11:19 AM)PollCat Wrote: I thought about the skins, but no one sees my machine, which is under the bed. When I needed a new cover for my hose, I found an online company that used designer fabrics and would custom make the length I wanted. The print I chose was this one from the 27 that they had:

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When you put your machine under the bed, do you have it on a board or stand of some sort or is it directly on the floor?
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It's directly on the floor. The only time it sits on something is when I'm in a hotel/motel. I usually put it on the bedside cabinet so I won't step on it during the night and because my travel hose is only six feet long.
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With all my critters and the wood floor and dust and gawd knows what else, I'd not be able to put mine down on the floor.

I kinda like the sleek, silver look of mine. Everything else is "White Trash Southern" (beaten up wood) so the smooth lines are a welcome change.
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We have 3 dogs and can't put mine on the floor either. Plus, where we live, it is dry with hardly any rain year around and in one day, there is so much dust balls that my machine wouldn't survive very long on the floor even without 3 dogs.
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(11-16-2013, 09:08 AM)me50 Wrote:
(11-16-2013, 08:45 AM)cbramsey Wrote: I haven't gone that far as to name my machine. Thinking-about

I am probably in the minority but some others have named their machines or say they did.
I have named my BiPAP. It's Kaa. After the snake in The Jungle Book. The one who sings (in the Disney movie):
  • Trust in me, just in me
    Shut your eyes and trust in me
    You can sleep safe and sound
    Knowing I am around

    Slip into silent slumber
    Sail on a silver mist
    Slowly and surely your senses
    Will cease to resist

    Trust in me, just in me
    Shut your eyes and trust in me

Now it's true that Kaa (in the movie) is trying to hypnotize Mowgli so that Kaa can eat him. But I had so much trouble with insomnia in my early going that one night it came to me---I just wanted the damn machine to hypnotize me and make me go to sleep for the night instead of keying me up and making me feel as though I'd just had a double shot of expresso when I first put the mask on.

Also factoring into the naming process is the fact that my hose is in a hose cozy and I typically sleepy hugging the hose as if it were a giant, stuffed toy snake (named Kaa ....)
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