01-19-2014, 01:49 PM
(This post was last modified: 01-19-2014, 01:49 PM by happyguardian.)
I started using the ResMed S9 Autoset with the H5i humidifier a week ago. I am coming from a Respironics model (the generation before System One). I feel I have a humidification problem with the S9/H5i. I initially set it to Auto with 80F (I have a ClimateLine tube) and I would wake up with a dry nose and mouth in the morning and sometimes in the middle of the night. The water level almost never went down a significant amount. I then switched to manual controls. Humidity at level set at 5 and 78F for the hose. I still wake up with a dry mouth and nose although not as bad as when I was using it on Auto. I also noticed that the water level was not going down much. I checked the diagnostics every day and there was no mask leak.
So I thought maybe something was wrong with the H5i. So I borrowed my dad’s H5i unit for a few days and the results were pretty much the same as I described it above. BTW I live in Toronto, so it’s warm in the house but it’s also dry. Thus, I expect the H5i to produce more humidity to compensate for the dryness.
So I ask the following:
(a) Is my experience normal for the S9/H5i combination and the conditions I described above
(b) Could something be wrong with the S9 CPAP unit itself as opposed to the H5i humidifier unit?
My pressure varies between 7 and 12, the median being about 9.
The S9 has a sensor that checks the ambient humidity of the room. But it should have worked when you put it on manual.
5 is the highest, correct?
Do you have a non-climateline hose? Use one of those, turn the humidifier as high as it will go, and try again.
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What Paula said.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you