I've been through a power failure while sleeping on CPAP. I'm not sure how exactly long it took, but shortly after the power failure I woke up in the night and realized my machine wasn't working.
What happened night-before-last was a little different. Apparently, the power went off momentarily, then came back on again. However, this was enough to reset my CPAP machine. Fortunately, I had auto-on enabled (turn on when the machine detects breathing), so the machine turned back on automatically shortly after the power came back. I never even woke up, and I only found out about the power failure when I downloaded the data and saw an unexplained gap of about 45 seconds.
So, do consider enabling the auto-on setting on your CPAP device.
Good advice. Not sure how well it works for us with nasal pillows (if at all)?
I wake up the second the power goes out. I'm awake so might as well sit up and wait for it to come back on.
With my S7, I could sleep through anything less than ten minutes. But with the S9, both the Escape and the Autoset, as soon as the power goes out, I get no air at all. I wake up gasping.
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Breathe deeply and count to zen.
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