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sleeping on the side
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sleeping on the side
Hi first I wanted to know if you are sleeping on your back or side, I noticed that if I fall asleep sleeping on the side I get a tube that spins inside itself, and the mask goes down a bit (does not fall but just moves a bit) so I wanted to know in what position you sleep and if there is. Special reason.

And does the fact that the pipe rotates mean that the air comes out less strongly or does it not affect the pressure of the air?


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RE: sleeping on the side
I'm a die hard side sleeper. Get a hose hanger / holder! It's one of the best improvements that you can do for sleep apnea therapy. 

The "pipe" rotating should not make any difference in regards to air pressure.
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RE: sleeping on the side
I'm a side sleeper, the hoses are designed to rotate in the mask connector without the loss of pressure.

The CPAP machine should ideally be lower than your head position on the pillow, and as mentioned above a hose hanger of some sort so the hose arc is above your head - this helps minimise or prevent "rainout" (condensation forming in the mask and bottom end of the hose) while using your machine.

My CPAP is on the floor under the edge of my bed, and the hose is attached by a short cord to a bulldog clip on the top of the bedhead.
- They are not spelling/grammar errors.. I live in Australia, we do it differently Down Under  Big Grin -
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RE: sleeping on the side
(06-04-2022, 03:20 AM)Ockrocket Wrote: I'm a side sleeper, the hoses are designed to rotate in the mask connector without the loss of pressure.

The CPAP machine should ideally be lower than your head position on the pillow, and as mentioned above a hose hanger of some sort so the hose arc is above your head - this helps minimise or prevent "rainout" (condensation forming in the mask and bottom end of the hose) while using your machine.

My CPAP is on the floor under the edge of my bed, and the hose is attached by a short cord to a bulldog clip on the top of the bedhead.

Are you able to take a picture of your set up? I am not imaginative, but would like to implement a solution like this.
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RE: sleeping on the side
(06-04-2022, 09:18 AM)daruki Wrote: Are you able to take a picture of your set up? I am not imaginative, but would like to implement a solution like this.

A shoelace and a bulldog clip work on my bookcase headboard.

On my previous bed I simply tied the shoelace to a horizontal rail on the metal bedhead.

I'm in to practical.. not pretty aesthetics, much to the disappointment of my wife - she thinks things have to "look nice" more so than be practical.
Unsure Big Grin

The machine is under the corner of the bed and set to auto on/off, but I can still reach it if I need to without getting out of bed.


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RE: sleeping on the side
3M Command Hooks with the smallest bungee cord you can find also work well. I also have extras for travelling.
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RE: sleeping on the side
Side sleeper as well - use a hose holder and a slightly longer hose. I have an 8 foot standard hose and don't use the climate line heated one. Can't tell the difference. I also have a cover on the hose to keep little furbaby teeth and claws out of it.
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RE: sleeping on the side
I sleep on both my sides and back. Mainly sleep on my sides. I have not had any real problems with it. Hose can get a bit turned around on me from time to time. But I have always managed to clear that. I cant speak to a pressure drop sleeping on my side.
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