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Sierra

Sierra
Joined Jul 2018
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CPAP: AirSense 10 AutoSet

Max Pressure: 13 cm

Min Pressure: 12.2 cm

Ramp: Auto

Ramp Start: 9 cm

EPR: 3, Ramp Only

Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow

Canada

Sierra
Joined Jul 2018
Bio

CPAP: AirSense 10 AutoSet

Max Pressure: 13 cm

Min Pressure: 12.2 cm

Ramp: Auto

Ramp Start: 9 cm

EPR: 3, Ramp Only

Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow

Canada

Good to hear you are keeping on top of the diabetes risk. I suspect the consequences of undiagnosed diabetes is much worse than undiagnosed apnea.

I have a ResMed, but I set the humidity at Auto. It defaults to that when I plug in the heated hose. I set my temperature at 27 C (81 F). I do make it through the night with those settings. It is pretty dry here in winter. At least on my machine if I run out of water it gets pretty stinky. I suspect that even with demineralized water there is some residual in the water reservoir and that gets kind of cooked when you run the thing dry.

I am not a believer that the SoClean is necessary. I also worry about the effect of ozone that it uses on the life of my equipment. My standard procedure is to rinse the complete hose, mask, and reservoir with full strength household vinegar. I follow that with some warm water and Dawn dish washing soap, and then a final rinse with just water. I try to do it first thing in the morning and then hang it up to dry for the day, so it is ready for the evening. I also think once a week is enough.

It sounds like you have a full face mask. They tend to be quite large and can be moved during the night when you sleep on your side. One of the tricks is to try to sleep right at the edge of your pillow with your mask hanging over the edge of the pillow. I also find that using a satin pillow protector instead of a standard cotton pillow case lets the mask and headgear slip more easily on the pillow without displacing the mask.

Hope that helps some,