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Lambsydoats Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit ™ P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her-integrated
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Initially: AHI=52; 2nd: AHI=18; CPAP 11-10-14; as of 8-18-15: AHI consistently under 5.0

Sex: Female
Location: Southwest Michigan, USA

Post: #1
Colds and Nasal Pillows
So when you have a cold and your nose is all stuffy...

How do you sleep with a mask of any ilk??

Lamb

To all, to each, a fair good-night,
And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Scott—Marmion. L’Envoy. To the Reader.

Diagnosed with OSA September 2014
AHI=18
Lowest SpO2: 79%
12-04-2014 12:01 AM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

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I have never had a problem using my nasal pillows while congested. The first minute or so is the hardest but then it is like the air pushes everything to the side and I go right to sleep. I use the nasal rinse prior to sleep and right after. Sometimes I wake up and one nostril will be blocked, always the one that is "down" (on the side of the mattress). The humidifier really helps with a cold or other respiratory illness, too!

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12-05-2014 01:40 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #3
RE: Outstanding DME!
(12-04-2014 01:19 AM)Galactus Wrote:  I actually find my nasal pillow mask helps me breathe better when I have a cold. I had originally thought it would be a major issue, but it actually isn't (for me).

+1 In fact it's the only thing I like about the P10. I used to wake up every night with congestion, but the pillows mask keeps the upper airways amazingly clear. Smile Shame about the leaks, sore nose and stupid headband. Dont-know

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12-05-2014 02:06 AM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift LT for Her - Nasal Pillows System
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #4
RE: [split] Colds and Nasal Pillows
I had a cold about 1 month after getting my APAP and found the same thing - the pressure seems to clear out the nasal passages and there is no problem.

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Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
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12-06-2014 01:53 AM
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rosok Offline

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Machine: S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Nuance pro
Humidifier: S9
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #5
RE: [split] Colds and Nasal Pillows
I use a Nuance Pro nasal pillow mask and have had a few colds this past year and almost always the pressure of my system (7) can overcome the nasal blockage, but not always. Ive used nasal decongestant on occasion when ive been too congested and my relatively low pressure setting cannot overcome the blockage.
12-06-2014 02:07 AM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #6
RE: [split] Colds and Nasal Pillows
(12-04-2014 12:01 AM)Lambsydoats Wrote:  So when you have a cold and your nose is all stuffy...

How do you sleep with a mask of any ilk??

It can be a problem if all you have is a nasal mask, but since you have a full face mask all you do is breathe through your mouth.

Like others, my nasal mask keeps my passages open. I'm just now getting over a cold. The worst nasal congestion I've had since getting my machine 3 years ago.

I couldn't imagine having a cold and being without my NeilMed Sinus Rinse bottle. It's the best!

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12-06-2014 11:31 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #7
RE: [split] Colds and Nasal Pillows
(12-04-2014 12:01 AM)Lambsydoats Wrote:  So when you have a cold and your nose is all stuffy...

How do you sleep with a mask of any ilk??

Lamb

I crank up the humidifier, sinus rinse before bed and if still stuffy and cannot use my nasal mask ...
I get the Quattro Air out of the cupboard but only as a last resort
12-07-2014 12:00 AM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Location: KY

Post: #8
RE: [split] Colds and Nasal Pillows
FFM. I can be totally stopped up and unable to breathe thru my nose period. Ill put on the FFM crank up the humidity and breathe thru my mouth. But normally only a few minutes. What I do is inhale thru my mouth and exhale as much as I can thru my nose. That in conjunction with the humidity will normally open my nose totally up in 5 min or so.

Then I can start breathing thru my nose as I normally do even in a FFM
12-07-2014 12:21 AM
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