When I first started to use the cpap machine a though came to my mind. What if the cpap machine turns off in the middle of the night due to a power shortage would I continue to breath?
Of course it never happened because I didn’t use the cpap machine when there was a storm, but what if I didn’t know about a storm coming?
You can buy backup batteries for your machines. I didn’t realize it at the time but it makes perfect sense especially if you get to the point where you are used to the machine and rely on it to get a good night’s sleep. If you have a cpap machine it would seem like a good investment.
As far as the cpap machine breaking down in the middle of the night I don’t think that there is much chance of that because they are pretty sophisticated and probably tested many times. But a problem that I did have was the hose getting loose in the middle of the night. I toss and turn quite a bit and I’m sure that is the reason that the hose didn’t stay attached to the machine. I realized it came off immediately because of the roaring sound it made. That was another reason that I didn’t stay with the cpap that long.
But I am going to give it another try and hopefully I can get past some of these obstacles.
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