ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

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ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by lrob123 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:03 pm

A few months ago, I got a ResMed Aircurve 10 bipap machine because my Phillips Dreamstation machine was recalled. Since then a few times, including last night, I somehow pulled on the hose during the night and the machine partially tipped causing the hose to start squirting a lot of water on my face. Then the hose continued spitting water for another few minutes after I had righted the machine. I never had this problem with the Philips Dreamstation machine over the many years I used it so perhaps the Dreamstation was heavier or more stable. In most other ways, I prefer the Resmed machine.

It seems as though this Resmed machine is prone to tipping because of its lightness and its dimensions. I tried putting it in a tray but that still allowed it to tip easily. My husband suggested turning it around but if I did, I couldn’t see or use the controls easily in the middle of the night or in the morning. So finally I duct taped the machine to the bedside table. That is not a convenient solution because then I’ll have to untape and re-tape it when I travel. Also it might leave sticky residue on the table.

Also, soon my elderly father will be newly starting CPAP and he will be getting a ResMed Airsense 10 in a couple of weeks. I’m concerned that he will have the same issue.

I use a heated hose which in general seems as though it should be long enough and is about the same length as the hose on my older Dreamstation. I might be somehow pulling on the hose when I’m asleep.

Does anyone have any tips on how to handle this problem? Thank you.

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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by jimbud » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:40 pm

Anchor the hose to something solid between the mask and machine. Close to the machine, preferably.
You will then pull on the anchor point and not the machine.

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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by Julie » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:48 pm

Set the machine in a box or drawer.

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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by lrob123 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:55 pm

Thanks for the ideas!

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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by Jeffj318 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:21 pm

Perhaps, put the machine on a sticky pad so it does not move or at least would have a harder time moving.
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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by Julie » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:48 pm

It's tipping, not sliding (but good idea for sliders).

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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by squid13 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:23 pm

What you need is one of these https://www.amazon.com/Hose-Buddy-CPAP- ... B00866NTJY CPAP.com doesn't have them any more, I don't know why not but Amazon does. This will solve all you problems. I have one and a lot of members here use one. I put mine under the mattress at the head if the bed.
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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by lrob123 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:21 pm

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by Miss Emerita » Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:54 pm

If you put a cover on the hose, you can use a safety pin to fasten it to your sheet.
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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by palerider » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:06 pm

Or route the hose around the machine, not over it.
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Re: ResMed CPAP machine tips easily

Post by lrob123 » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:33 pm

Good ideas, thanks!