I woke up this morning and was having some difficulty breathing then I noticed my machine was off. I took off my mask and realized the blizzard had locked out the power. I imported my data into sleepyhead and if the times are correct I was asleep for two hours and 30 min with the machine off.
Has anyone had this happen?
Is it dangerous?
Do any machines have a battery backup or a wake up alarm when the power goes off?
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
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Has anyone had this happen? Yes, common in some parts of the country.
Is it dangerous? No more so than sleeping without your machine.
Do any machines have a battery backup Most people who live in power loss prone areas have worked out a backup solution. There have been many threads about how to go about it. There is not a "one size fits all" solution. It depends on anticipated power failure time (minutes, hours, days?) And, does one want automatic switch-over.
or a wake up alarm when the power goes off? Not that I know of. But, you can buy power failure alarms that even include a light. I run an O2 concentrator that does have a power failure alarm built in.
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Most of us wake up without PAP pretty quickly. Your mask has an anti-asphyxia valve and being asleep without power is not dangerous, at least not any more so than sleeping without therapy.