Guys, you're just not reading what I wrote. The machine works just fine. 100% my mistake and I just didn't set the humidifier water container into the fully locked position and it bit me in the middle of the night and it popped out. 100% MY fault! I'm sorry but regardless what some think I was actually breathing the same air for hours on end and it's a problem even now.. It's almost 5:00 PM and I still feel the effects... Can't wait for bed time....
I have designed a few items for CPAP/BIPAP and am happy to share the .stl files. One is a stand to hold dirt cheap Amazon pads that you can put next to your units air intake and apply minimal essential oils to the pad. Works great! I've also designed plugs for the hose. I use a mixture of distilled water and cleaning vinegar. Fill the hose then insert the end plug. Let it sit for 30 minutes or so then flush with fresh water. I then flush with distilled water.
If you're interested in the .stl files just send me a P.M. and I'll send them to you.
I had an issue last night where I didn't insert and fully lock in the water chamber on my ResMed BIPAP unit. It blew out at some point and shut down leaving me to breathe my own air over and over again for at least 5 hours. I'm a newbie and it caught me off guard so I learned from it. Looking forward to another full night sleep tonight after I don't make any more dumb mistakes.
OK. First post. So I'm a vet and the V.A. is taking great care of me. I had my sleep study and had "way over" 100+ apnea events per hour according to the sleep tech. In fact he woke me up and put a CPAP on me and said nobody dies on my shift. LOL...
I'm only three days in with BIPAP and I love the machine they gave me. My prescription is 20/10. I've been getting 9 hours of restful sleep and only 3.7 events per hour except for last night. I obviously didn't lock the water tank in completely and it blew out just before or very shortly after I fell asleep as no results were recorded before I woke up at 3:00am wondering why there was no pressure. I had been breathing my same air for 5 hours! The machine had shut down and said something about air leak or.... I was half asleep and don't remember exactly what it said. I pushed the tank in fully and all was good again. I only got 4 more recorded hours after that..
Next issue I have is when I wake up and take off my mask I have red marks down the side of my nose and huge bags under my eyes. My face doesn't look or feel right all day long. I keep loosening the mask to the point of leakage then tighten only until leakage stops.
Following V.A. tech recommendations the first thing I do when I wake up is use a baby wipe to clean my mask. I then prepare a mixture of warm distilled water and cleaning vinegar and soak the hose for at least an hour. I designed and 3D printed plugs for the hose and they work great.
I wonder if I'm maybe allergic to the mask? I have zero problems sleeping with the machine or mask except for the face problems. I'm ugly enough as it is. I don't need a machine adding to it..... In fact I look forward to going to bed and using the BIPAP now.