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S10 water tank issue

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danny +0 points · about 6 years ago Original Poster

This question is for users that utilize humidity with the Resmed S10. I have been a cpap patient for about 15 years. I just got a new machine, a Resmed S10. I love about the machine except for one thing. I'm wondering if anyone else has the same issue. I have always used a lot of humidity and usually found it necessary to refill the water tank during the night after making a pit stop. With my other machines this was a simple matter of popping open a lid, pouring some water in and hopping back into bed. With the S10 however, I must pull the tank out of the machine (on a bedstand that does not have much room on it), open the lid, pour the water in, snap the lid closed,re-insert the tank. This may not seem like much of a chore but compared to my previous sleep sessions it is. My sleep is disturbed. Not by apnea but by needing to fiddle with the machine in the middle of the night. I wish that Resmed had incorporated a refill cap on the external part of the tank lid. Anybody else have this issue? What I really love about the machine is that when I use the humidity on the auto setting, I do not get dry mouth. Lowering the heat slowed down water consumption but dry mouth returned. A room humidifier did not offer enough of a buffer, One option that I will suggest to my sleep therapist is for me to have a second water tank filled and ready to swap out. I think that this may work. If not, then I will look at how the competition has designed their machines. Resmed, are you listening?

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sleeptech +0 points · about 6 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

You could try insulating your hose. This could further increase the efficiency of your humidifier, thus reducing water consumption.

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