Very sad story, @Missjudi about the woman with 10 children :-( Good grief, you went through some terrible pain it sounds like. I like your attitude about being on the right side of the dirt today! What is life without humor? Be well, my friend!
@pickle330 You just made me laugh out loud on that one! I feel the same!! LOL
Have a good evening,
@Kathie - Thank you for sharing, Kathie! Thank goodness there are so many masks on the market for the diverse face shapes and types of skin. I know many of you have experienced going through several mask interfaces until reaching the one just right for you. Hats off to those successes and enjoy your increased alertness and productivity!
Also good to keep in mind regarding your temperature settings ----> As seasons change, environmental factors will spur the need for humidifier adjustments. Environmentally you may consider that your home's heating and cooling will likely necessitate the adjustments to your PAP's ancillary pieces :-)
@Missjudi - I have cleaned the warm hose every day for that reason. Once you get into the habit of cleaning it, it isn't any trouble at all. The manufacturer probably has given instructions for less often, but I feel the way you do- Why invite trouble :-)
@Bluerock6360 I am gathering some information for you I will post here when I am back in the office Sunday evening. Thank you for asking for this important information!
@cap6302 - Welcome, Don! Glad to hear you are a happy CPAP user!
@PhilosophicalPinkQuelea3435 - DME stands for Durable Medical Equipment - otherwise known as the CPAP dealer.
@2Sleepy - Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Someone reading this that may be having a difficult time with jaw dropping can certainly learn through your trials. The DME provider is absolutely a great resource for encouragement and solutions. Congratulations on your persistence in finding a solution that works for you!
@BS - Can you please tell me if the machine you have is a CPAP or a Bilevel unit? Should it be the latter, chances are that your exhalation setting is a bit higher than you can tolerate. Also, do you have a ramp setting on the unit? Thank you for your posting, and I look forward to your response.