The Columbian profiles a CPAP accessory inventor.

Norman Paulk is a CPAP user who, with his wife, Vicki, knew there had to be a solution. Like most entrepreneurs, they used problem-solving aptitudes and determination to come up with a soft, washable CPAP cover — made in Spokane — that has their customers sleeping in comfort again. “It was clear to us what the problem was, and what the solution was. It’s deceptively simple,” Vicki said.