My CPAP machine stopped working. Now what?
My nasal CPAP machine won't start
It is broken. The CPAP machine aka Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine, started acting strange a few days ago. First I would click the power toggle switch to the on position and it would not start immediately as before but rather take a few seconds to engage.
The days passed and the delay from click to start was taking over 5 seconds. This made me decide to try to keep the toggle to ON position and just unplug it from the wall. That worked for one day only. After that It would not even start. I don't know how difficult it will be to replace.
I have been using that CPAP machine for over 20 years
After all that time I expected it to break sooner or later. It lasted a long time any way. But what now?
I left a message for my doctor at the clinic to refer me
Either I will have to go through another sleep study and have my vitals monitored overnight to get a new prescription for another CPAP machine or I can get it replaced without going into all that trouble. I hated taking that sleep study back in 1998. Now I fear I will have to get a referral to the Pulmonary Lab and spend the night just to find out if I still need that machine and what settings will be needed to function normally. I have slept without the CPAP for 2 days now.
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