Slept better last night with my modified P10. Feel pretty alert this morning. AHI was up a little to 2.14 but "0" clear Airway and "0" Obstructive. Hypopnea was at 2.14.
Just my opinion, I think that not only do you have to clean this thing daily but you do have an issue of the continuous air pressure deforming the mesh causing a reduction of air flow. With a new mask, you can clearly feel the air movement in front of the mesh. Not the same as what you have a month later even with regular cleanings.
The 4 safety pin size holes (very small safety pin, not one of the big ones) helped with the airflow and I have the comfort with the P10 mask.
Also found that I'm back to using more distilled water in the humidifier chamber. Thought something was up when I was using about a quarter tank. Now I'm back up to a little over 1/2 tank.
Hi everyone - following up on the P10 blockage thread -
I've been using my P10 for 3 months happily then the "blockage" started. My issues come from the water in my exhaled breath against the rising humidity in the room. Seems that for me that during the winter/early spring months when humidity is low the water vapor dries quickly at the vent, but as summer comes in and humidity rises in outside air the vents become clogged mid-evening no matter the cleaning or time of drying.
I have woken up in the night gasping, breathing hot CO2 air, taken off the mask, removed the pillows and placing my mouth over one of the vents sucked outwards and gathered a considerable amount of water (yuck), but at that point the vents are wet and (almost) non-permeable.
So....wondering if anyone else has had this? Any fixes other than cleaning the mask at 3AM and waiting for it to dry?
JimPap - how did your safety pin holes work?
Currently using a Resmed Swift Fx - wish I could combine the venting of the Swift with the pillows and headgear of the P10...