08-27-2012, 08:48 PM
Hi there folks, I have just received my Resmed S9 Autoset and have been having problems at night with blowouts (leaks) on the bridge of my nose and the RH corner of my mouth, I'm using a small Quattro FX Full Face mask.
During the night I have to re-adjust the positioning of the mask at least 3 - 4 times, plus my mouth feels like sandpaper it is that dry (mouth breather), it is a real effort to even raise any saliva to moisten my mouth, I have taken putting a bottle of water beside my bed at night to moisten my mouth. I have been taking the mask off at around 5:00am and having 1 - 2 hrs sleep without the CPAP. I feel really great all day better than prior to having the CPAP.
Last night I tried holding my tongue against the roof of my mouth to force myself to nose breath but felt like I was suffocating slowly, so back to mouth breathing. I tried my normal night nasal spray the night before and it didn't help with nose breathing either.
I started with the humidity setting at 27 and I am now up to 30 which is as far I can adjust the setting, it has made a difference but I feel I need to be able to adjust it higher to stop the dry mouth issue.
Can the humidity be set higher than 30 on the S9 Autoset?
Also when using the Resmed software to monitor my own sleep does it erase the data from the SD card, I don't want get the "Sleep Doctor" offside to early in the peace.
Hi subyroo, I don't know the answer to your questions but WELCOME! to the forum.! Hang in there and someone will be along to answer your questions shortly.
Leaking at the nose can be dangerous as it can dry out the eye. That is why I could not find a nasal mask that worked for me and use nasal pillows instead.
There is a product that is like a mouth moisturizer but dang if I can remember the name of it. It is non-prescription and helps with that problem, according to folks here who use it. Aha! Biotene. Not sure what it is called in Oz.
Have you had your nose checked for polyps? If you do not have polyps, the sensation of not getting enough air is a mental one. If you can breathe through your nose during the day, you can at night. The problem is the claustrophobia element. We think we aren't getting enough air because the nose is covered. Try sitting around at home, wearing the mask with the machine on. This will give you a chance to get used to it and to work on breathing through your nose. You also get accustomed to knowing you are indeed getting enough air.
There's saline solutions to use to rinse out the nasal cavities. Sounds grosser than it really is. If you are congested, this would help with that but if it is just the feeling of not enough air, that's not going to do much.
30C is 86F and that is as high as mine goes. Too much humidity can be as bad as too little.
No, the software will not erase the data. Some folks take the extra precaution of sliding the lock on the card then sliding it back off before putting it back in the machine. If I remember correctly, the machine re-writes the data (or maybe compares it) when the card is put back in.
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