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  • #1710968

    funnybone
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    Does anyone use a CPAP machine? what do you do on Shabbos?

    #1711022

    leave it on all shabbos

    #1711018

    no kidding
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    You need to speak to your Rov. Different machines have different issues and he will be able to instruct you on how to go about using it on Shabbos. Some have digital readings some dont etc.
    See this link for some of the issues by different machines : http://www.zomet.org.il/eng/

    #1711020

    iacisrmma
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    I have a ResMed airsense 10 and after discussing with a ROV it was determined that if the machine is turned off with a timer while it is “on” it will recover in the “on” mode when turned on with a timer so he allowed me to do so. And yes he realizes that certain things are being recorded while it is on but since I was hospitalized once when I didn’t use it he feels it is a pikuach nefesh issue.

    #1711054

    iacisrmma
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    YW Moserator-29: My model’s reservoir does not hold enough water for the entire shabbos. Running without water may ruin the unit.

    #1711131

    laskern
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    It turns on when breathing which is not a psik reshe or let it run without humidifier.

    #1711252

    rescue37
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    I have a resmed with a humidifier. I spoke with resmed and they told me that running the machine for the whole shabbos even if the water runs out will not affect the machine other than normal wear and tear. I also looked into filling up the water on shabbos and the model I have has 5 heat setting which are also effected by the atmospheric conditions as to how hot they get, but each setting has a max temperature, For Shabbos I leave mine on number 3 of 5 which will not reach yad soledes bo and then fill up the reservoir as needed. (All this was done in consultation with my Rav.) I also tuned off the auto on/off. I know there are Rabbanim out there that say the auto on/off is ok on shabbos. My Rav said no.

    #1711324

    iacisrmma
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    Laskern: As I said I have mine on a timer and you hear it running as soon as you come into the room.

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