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CPAP and Significant Other that Cleans the Bedroom
CPAP and Significant Other that Cleans the Bedroom
The following happened a good while ago when I first got my CPAP machine, but another thread where the user had a mishap involving water in the humidifier tank reminded me of the close call I had.

I had just gotten my brandy new CPAP and had it setup on the nightstand next to the bed. I had used it several nights and all was well. The weekend came about and as my wife usually does, she set about vacuuming and dusting the bedroom. I happened to go into the bedroom when she was well into what she was doing. The nightstand was all cleared off and the CPAP was sitting on the bed at a tilt on a pillow. Fortunately the tilt was in a way the humidifier tank was on the low side and whatever water was in the tank stayed in it and didn't get into the CPAP innards. I realized at the moment I had never mentioned to my wife that the machine may have water in it and if not  moved carefully it potentially could damage the machine. Lesson learned, I simply suggested to her that if the machine needs to be moved to clean or other reason just to ask me to do it. She was totally agreeable.

Moral of the story...... If you are new to using a CPAP and you have a significant other that may at some time want to move your CPAP to clean, dust, or whatever, be sure to make it known that the machine may have water in the tank that could slosh around and possibly cause irreparable damage the workings of the main part of the unit.
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