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Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet Easy-Breathe
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: WISP Respironics & Sleep Weaver Advanced
Humidifier: ResMed H5i Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Strt'd MinPrssr 5.0, now 7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ResScan & SleepyHead 0.9.8-1

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #31
RE: Hose Cleaning
Last week the CPAP sales rep said that masks with silicone should be washed everyday. Hose once a week. Said that their experience is that, skin oils and exceptionally tiny face dirt, can wear down the masks seal. Started washing the mask every day now using GAIA Baby Shampoo (Soap & sulphate free, pH neutral, low foaming).

Mask: Washing every day vs Washing every week or fortnight, would that degrade the silicone mask shape faster overtime? Maybe.
If washing every day keeps the mask around longer, worth the 5 minutes to wash everyday.
08-29-2015 01:26 AM
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TyroneShoes Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #32
RE: Hose Cleaning
(08-25-2015 09:59 AM)Shastzi Wrote:  ...If your humidity is 50% or more and you put things away wet, you have mold in 24 hrs.

not a nice thing..

Just my 4 cents worth. Smile

4 cents? Darned inflation.

Ah, yes, life in Florida. Everything's wet, all the time, even the air.
08-30-2015 09:21 PM
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Dagmar Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Michigan

Post: #33
RE: Hose Cleaning
In my former RT job I can tell you that I saw some dirty equipment and one horrible infection from dirty CPAP equipment. I do a once per week wash and clean the nasal pillows a few times each week. I consider once per week cleaning the minimum interval. I would never suggest letting the hose go six months without cleaning.
09-04-2015 08:57 PM
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