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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Has anyone bought a battery backup for their CPAP?

At 3AM our electric went off and I woke up suffocating because my CPAP had shut off and so I could not get any air. I ripped it off my face as fast as possible and was gasping for air. Now I've been awake since 3AM. I have seen online that you can buy a battery backup for CPAP machines and DH thinks I need to do so in case of a hurricane and we lose power for an extended period of time. I can sleep without the CPAP if I sleep in a recliner but my back would be killing me if I slept in a recliner all night.

If anyone has purchased this , please tell me if you are happy with it. We have a small generator so I'd be easily able to recharge it every day for as long as needed.

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Re: Has anyone bought a battery backup for their CPAP?

@151949 glad you are ok! Sounds dangerous. I hope you have luck with finding a better backup.

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Re: Has anyone bought a battery backup for their CPAP?

It's not really dangerous because you wake up and take it off. However, it is frightening to wake up this way as you don't gradually wake - you instsantly wake.