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Velour Up Your Snuffle

Or, the Further Adventures of Hose-Nose

On the recommendation of the LJ Brain Trust, I bought myself a hose-cozy for the CPAP. So now I don't look like Chuck Yeager when I sleep, I look like stylish Chuck Yeager when I sleep!

The good news, it really works. :D I slept deeply all night, with no drying out of my nose and throat, and with no rain on my face at 3:00 a.m. I am quite the happy camper about this. :) It's now 7:30 a.m. and I have more energy than I did all day yesterday!

It does sort of irk me that such a vital piece of the equipment should be "sold separately," but I suppose there are some places where such an accessory would be redundant. Death Valley, say.

Still! Solution in place and working. Thanks for the advice, all!

-The Gneech


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Dec. 11th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with looking like Chuck Yeager???

So are you bringing this to FC? XD
Dec. 11th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
I wasn't planning to, unless you're worried that my snoring will rattle the windows...

Dec. 11th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I was kidding. I don't know how big it is, but I assumed it'd be unweildy to transport.

I won't hear it over my OWN snoring. ;-)
Dec. 11th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
It's slightly larger than the average telephone answering machine, plus hose and mask. Fairly transportable, actually, but I'm generally running so tight on suitcase space that I just prefer not to take it. I either completely crash or don't sleep at all at conventions anyway, so it's not like it's going to help me that much while I'm there.

Dec. 11th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'd been told I can't put the CPAP in checked luggage, and they ALWAYS make me take the unit out of the carry bag when going through the X-Ray, and almost always take it aside to swab it down for a chemical check, but it's gone with me to a bunch of conventions and other flights.

You get wet? Do you have a humidifier? siegferret suggested I ask about it when I got mine, but Kaiser said they don't really recommend it except in extreme cases.
Dec. 11th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
My unit came with a humidifier built in, and I need it or I get dried out overnight and wake up coughing. However, before adding the "hose cozy," the water was re-condensing on its way up the hose and "raining" on my face.

As of last night, the rain issue seems to be fixed, and it worked much better. :)

-The Gneech
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Glad it worked out for you! I plan on making mine because they're so easy to do. My new machine doesn't actually suffer from that problem fro some reason.
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