Asked on Nov 21, 2017

Has anyone made a headboard for cpap users?

by Ivy
I’ve seen pictures on Pinterest but the company doesn’t make them for the US. It’s very basically a wooden headboard but there are shelves sideways (not in front). Things go in and the shelves slide out when needed and slide back when not.
  13 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Nov 22, 2017

    I think it would be a similar method as making this kind of space-specific sliding cabinet-

  • Chip Chip on Nov 22, 2017

    You can get this type of headboard at ikea

  • Lucy Stoltzfoos Lucy Stoltzfoos on Nov 22, 2017

    You want to be careful with a c-pap as the do produce a significant amount of electro-magnetic radiation and according to my tester should a t three feet away from your head unless you have a good radiation shield?... that you know works??

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    • LindaRS LindaRS on Nov 22, 2017

      My husband is a registered sleep tech with many years experience. I ask him about the electro-magnetic radiation. His response is that the machines produce very low levels of the radiation and having untreated sleep apnea is much, much worse. BTW, he has used CPAP for about 20 years with no problems.

  • S S on Nov 22, 2017

    Just attach a shelf either to the wall behind the headboard or wall lower than the top of the head board. It is a great place to put a box of tissues, basket with remotes, or clutter from your nightstands. All it costs is the price of the shelf.

  • Tim Tim on Nov 22, 2017

    Hi i can do this for you i live in east Tn. i would need the size of the bed. I have a small shop .

  • Noele Edwards Noele Edwards on Nov 22, 2017

    Although this doesn't slide out, it might be a start for adding drawer glides to a low sided drawer.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Nov 22, 2017

    Custom cabinet maker could do this. Shouldn't be very expensive either. Simple basics...oblong box with shelving unit that rolls out, on tracks or not.

  • Ivy Ivy on Nov 22, 2017

    Please send me your contact information.

  • Marcylynn Marcylynn on Nov 22, 2017

    You would need to line the cabinet area with something to cover the radiation exposure and to allow for the moisture and a shelf so you can have the sanitizer unit nearby or locate the in master bath . there are spare supplies that need stored as well so a lot of this could go in a carpet lined drawer under the bed with extension tubing up over headboard to rest the tubing onto,check with yr machines company about efficiency with the length of turbo

    Ing and condensation in the tubing.

  • Lucy Stoltzfoos Lucy Stoltzfoos on Nov 22, 2017

    I have had mine for that long and if i would not have seen the test myself i would not have believed it? Low levels of radiation can do a lot of damage. Thats why you can pick it up with a simple sensitive tester, I am saying be careful i was sleeping with that thing less than 10 inches from my head and the clearly showed that 24-30 greatly decreased the amount of radiation so be careful and stay on the safe side. some people can handle even very low levels better that others but it hard to know if you one of those? so do not take chances is what i am saying...

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 22, 2021

    If you don't have the booklet that came with the cpap, then you could contact the company for the specs on the distance needed between you and the cpap.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 02, 2023

    Hello Ivy, here a few ideas, hope they help you out.

    You can adapt the sizes of them

    Howe about this with a wall mount shelf above it?