I’m traveling in India for three weeks. I’ve asked my tour leader to make sure I’ll have distilled water, but how to clean? At home I clean my machine well every Sunday with Dawn and White vinegar. I would use bottled water there, but don’t know what detergent to trust... anyone successfully navigated exotic travel? I also plan to take my Tap oral appliance for the airplane at least.
Thanks, Sierra. My pressure is 10 to 12 and oddly, it's been set on that for a while. I have a call to reduce it now. Yes, I'm using the F30 currently, but have also called my supplier for an AirFit Pro 10. I've also reduced the humidity and that has helped.
I just finished my 4th month straight with a Resmed Air 10 and using a F30 mask. I’m a mouth breather, so I tape my mouth and also use a night guard (teeth grinder, too). I made a silk pillowcase for my down pillow but still struggled with mask leaks. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I don’t like using a CPAP. My scores was always in the 90’s except when the leaks pushed to the 80’s and AHI 5-9.
So last week I woke up in the night with my abdomen painfully tight with air - the pressure unchanged - and I just hit a wall. So I started using my oral appliance instead. I had done a home study with it and it went well, but the next day I was EXHAUSTED, so went back to the machine, thinking I would just use the oral device when camping and on overnight trips. Last week I had an appointment and my doc cleared me to switch to the oral device, so I am. I find that I wake up frequently and suddenly need to use the bathroom most nights. My sleep tech said that is usually because you’ve been awakened by an event. I know I should ask my doc (or a tech) but honestly, I really value this brain trust almost more. Should I go back to the machine, or am I just being anxious, which is interrupting my sleep? I am back to catnaps in the afternoon. I don’t want to case damage to myself. What do you think?
Last night I awoke thinking I had a stick in my mouth ...but it was my tongue! I have tried mouth taping, which seems extreme, but it works pretty well. I also found that I can adjust my own humidity on my Resmed Airsense10. I’m up to 7. By morning the tape has become loose in the moist environment and comes right off.
I told my provider that I was a mouth breather and was fitted with a Resmed Airfit30, which has a nasel pillow but also covers my mouth. It’s pretty comfortable, and I am getting used to it. I also didn’t have a heated tube at first but was able to get a replacement. I understand that you can change out your mask within the first month with no charge. My provider is Optigen and I’m on Medicare.