I also pay for my equipment (got a break on the machine itself, but no replacements in the future). I can't imagine replacing on the schedule recommended so I'm relieved to hear people speaking out about this. After trying two other masks, I'm sticking with AirFit10 nasal pillow and hope to use this one for at least 6 months and maybe a year. I asked a supplier whether replacement was about breakdown in materials or hygiene, and she said mostly hygiene. But since I keep my supplies clean and don't share them, I am comfortable with longer use. It makes me a little crazy that Medicare and maybe some other insurances are paying so much for replacements that probably aren't needed, to say nothing of the waste that is created.
Thank you so much. Where do I get Sleepy Head? Is it an app? downloadable?
I've a few times had that red circle but that was for something really big and weird (I tried a new mask and didn't have things right at all, and the machine just shut down eventually). I do see the leak data but I don't exactly know what to make of it. I have had problems with my mouth opening. I tried taping the past two nights and had much better scores. But I'm interested in learning more of the details. Thanks for your help.
I use the nasal pillow AirfitP10 with the Resmed Airsense10. When I'm sleeping on my back everything is clearly working as it should. But I have problems with my leakage when I go on my side, as shown both by my scores in the morning and the sounds I get from the CPAP. I tend to be woken up by the change in sound and the sensations I get. The mask doesn't fall off and I'm not having a problem with the head gear.
I'd appreciate any feedback about reducing the leakage. I'm fairly new to the CPAP. My overall AHI score was mild (a little above 13) but when I was on my back at certain times of night, dreaming, my scores were severe.
Also, my apnea scores with the CPAP tend to be low. If that's the case, how much of a problem is leakage (except for the fact that I get woken up, which is not helpful)?
Thank you so much - great site and forum!
Thank you for replies. I'm relieved that people are not responding with stories of how our CPAP make us sick! I appreciate the suggestions and will see what happens as I move forward. I'm sleeping quite well now, so that's encouraging.
I started CPAP treatment about two months ago. I quickly got a 4-day flu (fever, chills), but it's flu season. But then I had a massive (apparent) sinus problems with unbelievable congestion. That was intense for 2-3 days. Then I got a cold, which has been going on for over a week. In recent years I've had no colds or illnesses. I realize this could be a coincidence, but is there reason to suspect the CPAP treatment? I wash my mask (nasal pillow) every morning. I refill the distilled water in the morning and then wash the tub every few days. I have a ResMed Airsense 10. People's thoughts?