Too much humidity can cause dryness. Sounds odd but true. Dry mouth, dry or stuffy nose.
The numbers are not related. I am sure the 3-4.5 on the malibu are not the same as the 6 on the S9.
Make sure you have the right power cord. You need the one for the 90W to run the humidifier. We've had a few people given the wrong one.
Is is possible you are opening your mouth in your sleep?
Have you looked at the data?
I'd hate for you to spend money on another machine when you can make this one work.
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Hi lpast8 and WELCOME! to the forum.
What Paula said. You might be giving up too quickly on your new resmed machine. Humidity is a trial and error thing. maybe you could turn it down a notch and see if that helps or if that doesn't help, turn it up a notch past 3-4.5.
Best of luck to you.
12-30-2012, 02:41 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-30-2012, 02:47 AM by vsheline.)
(12-29-2012, 04:48 AM)lpast8 Wrote: My last machine was the resmed malibu auto vpap, the absolute best ive had it broke after 6 yrs and resmed said it wasnt work fixing. I replaced it with the resmed S9 auto vpap and its a terrible machine, the humidification does not work. My malibu was set on 3-4.5 humdiity I have the s9 on 6 and it woke me up 3 times last night with painful throat dryness. The humidifier is working it just does not do what it supposed to do...its a poorly designed machine. I have had it a week.
Hi lpast8, welcome to Apnea Board!
If you are sure your mouth is not opening (which would dry out the throat really quickly, I think):
Maybe the humidifier or temperature sensor is malfunctioning. Perhaps it would help to exchange the humidifier for a new one.
By the way, if using the Climateline heated hose with Climate Control set to Auto, setting the hose temperature to max should result in the most humidity: 80% humidity at 86 degrees F. If the Climate Control is set to Auto the manual settings (such as humidity set to "6") are ignored and the humidity is controlled by the temperature setting.
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