I used to use the pillows but then was offered a trial of this and I never looked back
Philips Respironics DreamWear Nasal Cushion (Medium Wide)
I put my unit in the sun on our sun-porch for the day and that seemed to work.
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I have had similar vocalizations from my CPAP and found that if I removed and re-seated the reservoir once or twice the whistling went away.
It occurs to me that your whole house and entire day are affected by the smoke, and focusing on sleep may be a third of the issue.
We have a room HEPA filter for the living space that seems to reduce the infiltration when we have unwanted air quality. But perhpas you have already done that.
I was recommended to get a Pulse Oxy and I did. I got mine off Amazon for small $$
Zacurate 500BL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Batteries and Lanyard Included (Navy Blue)
My whole family now uses it to measure a pretty basic parameter - O2 level - as a basis for if we need to go to Urgent Care.
SImple easy and seems functional.
I have attended the last three Sleep conferences and found them all very informative. Looks like I will miss this year in order to
help car for a new grandchild, but I encourage your attendance.
I trust that you have shared all of this with both your Sleep Doctor and your durable equipment provider.
If not, please do so.