I tried Provent on a trip and thought it was okay and that I could adjust to it. But... and this was big for me...the tape on and off every day for a week irritated my skin. It takes me awhile to adjust to whatever I use (i now use dental appliance but liked cpap too) so it is hard to change for just one night as in a power outage--and still sleep well. Like the battery back up ideas here.
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Posts: 17,446 8/18/12 12:47 A
You have a good plan. I wonder if a converter to the car battery would work or if it would just drain the car battery.
I love the provent idea - I wonder if it is available in Canada? I will have to check. I am also wanting to contact an ?orthodontist re: getting a device to move the lower jaw forward at night. I have an overbite, and think this would benefit regardless of access to a power source. Has anyone else tried this?
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Posts: 17,446 7/9/11 12:28 A
I have a Trailblazer and did take a nap in it when we were out and I was fatigued. The seats don't lay flat, so my head was raised automatically. It also has two lighter outlets in it. Though 2 cpaps could drain the battery pretty fast.
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I have a battery reverter that I use for my heating pad. Since DH and I both sleep with apnea machines, sleeping in the car would not work for us. What has worked for me in an emergency is sleeping on the couch with a stack of pillows. We have been blessed to usually only have one night outage from a storm.
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Posts: 2,711 7/8/11 12:55 P
I have a good solution (temporary, of course).... I had it all along and had forgotten. I have a DC converter to use my computer in the car and am going to try my CPAP machine with it. I think I can lie down in the back of my SUV and there is a DC plug in behind the front seat in the middle. I am going to try it out this evening. I will also read the power requirements for the CPAP machine before plugging it in. Also, have read that it takes a lot more power if the humidity is turned on (which mine has). I have decided I don't want to end up with a dead truck battery so will do this only if in dire straits...
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Posts: 17,446 7/5/11 3:10 P
I am really excited about the Provent for emergency use. I can't imagine the tape would be very kind to old delicate skin, but anything to keep breathing.
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