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    Question CPAP Users

    Anyone out there that uses a CPAP while hanging? I've been rigging mine up with duck tape and cord. Time to build something more permanent.

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    This topic comes up from time to time. Many guys are using a small marine battery with adapters to connect their machine. Any way you set it up, it still is pretty heavy, but for some, beats not being able to breath, sweating and wrestling around all night, and waking up tired and with a headache.
    Oddly enough, after hanging many times, I have found that it isn't a problem for me as much as it is in a bed. Hang angle? No pillow?, Really tired out after hanging? No idea, but I find I don't have all the normal issues I would have if I was at home in bed and not wearing my CPAP.
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    Small CPAP Batter

    I use a small battery from CPAP.COM. You can see it on YouTube @
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LujeY...e_gdata_player

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhill2510 View Post
    I use a small battery from CPAP.COM. You can see it on YouTube @
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LujeY...e_gdata_player
    Man, that is flat-out awesome! Do you find your equipment or battery usage affected by heat/cold? Also, how long do you have usage of your machine with this battery?
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    CPAP Battery

    So far I've only used it in cold weather 20 to 30 degrees. It will run about 16 hrs fully charged. I keep it charged for home use also when the power goes out.

    I do need to firgure out what to do about moisture (lots) build up in the mask in cold temps.

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    Insulate hose-fleece or a pair of holey knee socks held on with velcro one-wrap. Or mount machine below instead of above, then condensate drips back to humidifier pan

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    Question Condensation

    I don't use a humidifier when hanging. Moisture builds up in mask. Does insulating hose help?

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    My buddy's sleep doc told him a mouth piece that holds your jaw forward a bit is worth a try when a cpap is a logistical problem, so he ordered a snore-ex off amazon. I don't have apnea (that i know of) but do snore, so I tried one for my wife's sake. Kinda hard to get used to sleeping with it in your mouth and my wife says she can't tell if it improved anything or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhill2510 View Post
    I don't use a humidifier when hanging. Moisture builds up in mask. Does insulating hose help?
    I use nasal pillows instead of mask, and have not noticed more condensate than at home in the nasal section. However, I either use a balaclava, or pull the sheet up just over my face (ignoring the extra noise). Hose did condense a lot prior to insulating, not much afterwards. Placing machine below rendered it irrelevant, reduced noggin knockin....

    I think mask is more prone to condensate than nasal due to warmer moister exhalation. THe moisture is going to be there, you just need to control where it accumulates. I would try a balaclava or a buff or a wrap style bandanna to insulate the mask a bit, and maybe soak up any running water.

    Im gonna have to get one of those batteries....

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