LOL - Last night I tried some 'nasal pillows' for the first time in like 7-8 years. Woke up this AM with a burning sensation in my nose, fully congested, sneezing - the works! I've always used a heated humidifier, but it looks like I need to set it to a higher level with the nasal pillows, as I used almost no water last night. FYI-I get these same symptoms if I run out of water at night.
So I too think that adding heated humidification might be the ticket for you~! I'd sooner go without my machine than not use the humidifier, and I am 100% compliant!
I was bouncing around the vendor list, and one vendor (forget who) was selling the correct humidifier setup super-cheap~! Cheaper than a FFM, actually. I really would try that first. The unit plugs in directly into your machine, your hose plugs into the unit, you add water to a set level, and turn the dial to set how dry or wet you want it. Personally, I like mine as wet as possible without getting 'rainout' (water condenses in your mask and hose, trying to drown you)
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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Been on a full face mask for over 7 years now and even through some cold seasons it worked fine. Have had to wash it more often than I usually do when I have a cold but other than that I would not like to give up my mask. I hope you find an answer.
humidity is great to have, also check out the Hans Rudolph V2 mask, its what i use and i love it