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pulled the cpap off the dresser and onto my head
#1
a couple of nights ago, i managed to pull the cpap off the dresser ~ 4:00am ... and onto my head. Tried to drowsily put it back on and it wouldn't run. Turned on the light and found that the humidifier water was mainly in the hose!!!

I emptied the hose, swung it around my head a couple times and dried off the end, put it back together and went back to sleep! I consider myself VERY lucky that the machine seems not to have been affected and no water into the motor side!!!

What do others do to prevent cpap-on-head?
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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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#2
Never mount it higher than your head. I have a 2 drawer next to my bed, and the top is just below mattress level.
And, don't pull on the hose. For some reason, I don't change positions during sleep. Perhaps because it's too much work!

If you don't care about the surface of your dresser, you could us a piece of Aluminum angle to make a barrier.
I'd make a cutout for the H5i port.

Retired_Guy uses Duct tape.
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#3
ah, yes duct tape! I can see that Big Grin

duct tape is like the force. it has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together

i was picturing a rolltop desk with a slit for hoses and a pull forward tray. a drawer beneath, and a cupboard the right size for 2 gallons of distilled water at the bottom.
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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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#4
Dresser drawer that you leave open while CPAP in use.

If you leave it out, there's heavy duty Velcro. That's what I am going to do if/when I ever get home. Lowe's or Home Depot has some great pieces that would work. Just try different strengths first and see how difficult they are to get undone. I once used a heavy duty type on something and had to use a lever to get the object off my workbench.
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#5
works great for me.
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(02-10-2015, 07:00 PM)DariaVader Wrote: a couple of nights ago, i managed to pull the cpap off the dresser ~ 4:00am ... and onto my head. Tried to drowsily put it back on and it wouldn't run. Turned on the light and found that the humidifier water was mainly in the hose!!!
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Hi DV,
This won't address the height issue, but many places sell a high-friction waffle-weave foam material, often sold as "shelf-liner". I have also seen thicker forms of this for holding workpieces on top of a workbench, holding cartop luggage carriers, etc. This stuff makes it quite difficult to slide items, especially if they have enough weight.
A.Becker
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(02-10-2015, 07:40 PM)Mike1953 Wrote: works great for me.
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I like it. I can even keep my Glock close at hand.
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#8
You could try those rubber peel and stick bumpers under the machine in the four corners, I do like that rubber mat option too.
The fairway dresser looks like a Cadillac and half price too.
Let us know what you come up with.Okay
Coffee

Sleep-well
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(02-10-2015, 07:14 PM)justMongo Wrote: Never mount it higher than your head. I have a 2 drawer next to my bed, and the top is just below mattress level.
And, don't pull on the hose. For some reason, I don't change positions during sleep. Perhaps because it's too much work!

If you don't care about the surface of your dresser, you could us a piece of Aluminum angle to make a barrier.
I'd make a cutout for the H5i port.

Retired_Guy uses Duct tape.

Ah yes; Duct tape...I would use that as well.
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Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
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(02-10-2015, 08:03 PM)justMongo Wrote:
(02-10-2015, 07:40 PM)Mike1953 Wrote: works great for me.
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I like it. I can even keep my Glock close at hand.

and a box of extra clips
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