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What's your favorite xPAP accessories? Pics welcome!
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Okay, being the crazy shopping fool I am, and my machine now being on order, I am now looking into any accessories that might add to the convenience and comfort of living with a CPAP.

So what's your favorite accessories? Or the one accessory you would now never chose to live without? Pics also welcome!
-Ailu
Reformed CPAP Outlaw
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(06-23-2015, 08:10 AM)Ailu Wrote: Okay, being the crazy shopping fool I am, and my machine now being on order, I am now looking into any accessories that might add to the convenience and comfort of living with a CPAP.

So what's your favorite accessories? Or the one accessory you would now never chose to live without? Pics also welcome!

1. Mask cleaning wipes!! The come in unscented and citrus. Much more convenient than washing mask cushions with soap and water every day.

2. A long hose brush, and a hose hanger. Makes cleaning the tube a cinch. Use something like Ivory liquid or baby shampoo when you scrub it down, and rinse like crazy.

3. An extra headgear, frame, and cushion or two. They usually don't give you more until your compliance period is over. In my case I have an alternate mask as well.

4. HEPA filters for the machine. Prevents pollen and dander and dust from being blasted up my nose. Distilled water for the humidifier.

5. A tube of the Aloe/Emu cream. This stuff is magic on a sore nose.

6. Hose clips. Keeps the hose where I want it, not where it decides to go.

Boring stuff, eh? Cool

Dave
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Lolabove
A fleece hose cozy or snugglehose.
If I could find a fancy cover for my machine, I would buy it. Smile
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#4
Hi Ailu,
I really like my hose hanger, it keeps it up and out of the way when I make the bed, I hang my mask on the hook that comes with it. I also like my hose cozie to make the hose softer for one thing, and it helps a friend here who has a local sewing business.
trish6hundred
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I added a hose clip to prevent my hose from kinking when it comes up from the machine. I also made a hose cozy for winter. I mostly only need the heated hose in the summer when the a/c is on. My sister made me a mask bag that I can pin to the top of the mattress. Her original plan was to have it slide in between the mattress and box spring, but then my mask is almost on the ground and that didn't work for me.

I would love to have a fancy cover on my machine, but unfortunately, it's a fire hazard (the machine is always running even if the blower is not).
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My hose holder

[Image: hoseholder.jpg]

Followed by the new pillow I got. No pic of that. Wife insists on covering my pillows with foofoo pillow cases. Rolleyes


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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(06-23-2015, 12:25 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: I added a hose clip to prevent my hose from kinking when it comes up from the machine. I also made a hose cozy for winter. I mostly only need the heated hose in the summer when the a/c is on. My sister made me a mask bag that I can pin to the top of the mattress. Her original plan was to have it slide in between the mattress and box spring, but then my mask is almost on the ground and that didn't work for me.

I would love to have a fancy cover on my machine, but unfortunately, it's a fire hazard (the machine is always running even if the blower is not).

Resmed has something you can put on your machine to decorate it.

If you are talking about a cover so you can't see what it is when not in use, I don't know if Resmed makes those but if you know someone that sews, they could make you one.

you can google resmed cpap skins and see what you come up with.
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(06-23-2015, 10:22 AM)OpalRose Wrote: Lolabove
A fleece hose cozy or snugglehose.
If I could find a fancy cover for my machine, I would buy it. Smile

Huhsign

Not quite sure why OpalRose is laughing at me; I find all of the above to be both useful and accessories. Of course, your mileage may vary.
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(06-23-2015, 07:16 PM)parkerdt Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 10:22 AM)OpalRose Wrote: Lolabove
A fleece hose cozy or snugglehose.
If I could find a fancy cover for my machine, I would buy it. Smile

Huhsign

Not quite sure why OpalRose is laughing at me; I find all of the above to be both useful and accessories. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Sorry, wasn't really laughing..it's just your list was so practical and I was thinking how to make it more fun. Anyway, everything on your list is needed, and I really like the hose clips.
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(06-23-2015, 07:32 PM)OpalRose Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 07:16 PM)parkerdt Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 10:22 AM)OpalRose Wrote: Lolabove
A fleece hose cozy or snugglehose.
If I could find a fancy cover for my machine, I would buy it. Smile

Huhsign

Not quite sure why OpalRose is laughing at me; I find all of the above to be both useful and accessories. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Sorry, wasn't really laughing..it's just your list was so practical and I was thinking how to make it more fun. Anyway, everything on your list is needed, and I really like the hose clips.

the only thing I have from that list is extra supplies just in case (I save my older one when I get a new order except the filters). I didn't realize how neglected I have been.
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