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Did Resmed change the Airfit P10 Ports?
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Post: #11
RE: Did Resmed change the Airfit P10 Ports?
Try without the ramp - or set the beginning to a lower level... you might just have too low pressure to breathe freely. Which dreamstation model do you have? As for the P10, try the next size up on the pillows; they won't go so far up your nose and you will have better airflow

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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01-17-2016 12:36 PM
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Post: #12
RE: Did Resmed change the Airfit P10 Ports?
(01-17-2016 12:32 PM)goodnite Wrote:  as a new user of the p10 I don't know what it is supposed to feel like. It does seem hard to breath out and I find myself opening my mouth to get a deep breath but this is mostly during the ramp period. Does anyone else have trouble with it hurting your nostrils in the morning? I have been on this therapy for 6 weeks and have tried 5 masks now. I can't get any to work for me. I am very frustrated now.

If you would start a new thread and list what masks you have tried and what your problems with each were we might be able to offer some suggestions. Finding the correct mask for you can be a very daunting enterprise and just because a mask works excellently for someone does not mean that it will for you. There are, however some things that we may know to look out for.

Sorry to hear that you are still having to fight with it.

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01-17-2016 07:34 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Did Resmed change the Airfit P10 Ports?
Am not sure if they "redesigned" the exhalation ports, but I started using a new P10 a couple of weeks ago. The one and only night I used it, I was awakened about two hours into my sleep time with difficulty breathing and a gurgling sound coming from the heated tube. I disconnected the P10. On examination, I discovered the pillows and frame had drops of water accumulated, as well as in the short connecting hose. I drained the heated hose, went with an alternate mask, and slept soundly for the rest of the evening.

I suspected nearly complete blockage of the ports. My solution was to thoroughly clean the mask parts with hot soapy water and rinse in clear hot water. I paid particular attention cleaning and rinsing the mesh ports with a small toothbrush. I had not done an initial mask cleaning before use.

I tried it again for about an hour this afternoon. Air appeared to be exhausted normally and my O2 levels were acceptable.

I will give it an overnight test later and report back. I certainly do not want a repeat performance of night one. It was frightening/disorienting.
01-17-2016 09:26 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Did Resmed change the Airfit P10 Ports?
(01-17-2016 12:32 PM)goodnite Wrote:  as a new user of the p10 I don't know what it is supposed to feel like. It does seem hard to breath out and I find myself opening my mouth to get a deep breath but this is mostly during the ramp period. Does anyone else have trouble with it hurting your nostrils in the morning? I have been on this therapy for 6 weeks and have tried 5 masks now. I can't get any to work for me. I am very frustrated now.

I don't use ramp. I need the starting pressure at 6 minimum.
Anything lower and I can't breathe without a lot of effort.

I also had trouble when I was using a size that was too small. I couldn't exhale enough air out (holes were too small). Also it was going inside my nostrils (just a bit) and sometimes painful after a full night. A larger size that sits outside the nostrils, and bigger holes, was a big improvement. I had been using lanolin cream with the smaller one, and didn't need it with the larger one.

Scrubbing the mesh one-time seemed to help some too.
01-19-2016 05:51 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Did Resmed change the Airfit P10 Ports?
(01-17-2016 09:26 PM)WSHenry Wrote:  Am not sure if they "redesigned" the exhalation ports, but I started using a new P10 a couple of weeks ago. The one and only night I used it, I was awakened about two hours into my sleep time with difficulty breathing and a gurgling sound coming from the heated tube. I disconnected the P10. On examination, I discovered the pillows and frame had drops of water accumulated, as well as in the short connecting hose. I drained the heated hose, went with an alternate mask, and slept soundly for the rest of the evening.

I suspected nearly complete blockage of the ports. My solution was to thoroughly clean the mask parts with hot soapy water and rinse in clear hot water. I paid particular attention cleaning and rinsing the mesh ports with a small toothbrush. I had not done an initial mask cleaning before use.

I tried it again for about an hour this afternoon. Air appeared to be exhausted normally and my O2 levels were acceptable.

I will give it an overnight test later and report back. I certainly do not want a repeat performance of night one. It was frightening/disorienting.

An update. Three nights on new P10 after thorough cleaning, rinsing and drying, and normal exhalation port operation. Checked O2, and levels well above 90% for most of the night. Crisis averted.
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01-20-2016 07:53 PM
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