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Newbie Granny Offline

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Machine: Dreamstation AutoCPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Location: Indiana

Post: #1
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Haven't started the cpap yet but am concerned about a full face making me really hot at night. Pretty much a mouth breather so am sure this is what I'm going to have to go with. Is the air blowing in cool or warm air?
09-26-2015 11:41 AM
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Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Washington

Post: #2
RE: Hot
Depending upon the machine you get you should be able to adjust both the temperature and humidity settings. Good luck with your therapy.

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09-26-2015 12:02 PM
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MobileBasset Offline

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Machine: ResMed AIRCURVE 10 V Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Paykel Zest
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CPAP Pressure: 10 (minE 6,maxI 12, PS 3)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Location: Florida

Post: #3
RE: Hot
The air will be room temperature unless you turn up the humidifier temperature setting.

if you can't decide then you don't have enough data.
09-26-2015 01:25 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #4
RE: Hot
The headgear retains more heat than the mask. The mask benefits from having air circulated through it, albeit ambient temperature air (actually very slightly above).

So, the good news is, you'll not notice a temperature problem...the bad news is, there are other problem with a FF mask that make temperature of lesser concern. Wink

FYI, Many avowed mouth breathers find that they can use a nasal mask since the slight pressure of the therapy opens the passages somewhat. It's worth trying since nasal masks are lots more comfortable than FF masks.

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(This post was last modified: 09-26-2015 02:37 PM by surferdude2.)
09-26-2015 02:33 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
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CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Калифорния

Post: #5
RE: Hot
Seems like a matter of perception. Sometimes I feel the air is too hot.
We've had some hot weather; and I'm just too hot at night.
I have considered taking an old 22mm hose and shoving the end in the AC output flow vent; and taping the other end near my filter intake.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
09-26-2015 02:56 PM
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Newbie Granny Offline

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Machine: Dreamstation AutoCPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Pilairo Q
Humidifier: dreamstation
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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Indiana

Post: #6
RE: Hot
(09-26-2015 02:33 PM)surferdude2 Wrote:  The headgear retains more heat than the mask. The mask benefits from having air circulated through it, albeit ambient temperature air (actually very slightly above).

So, the good news is, you'll not notice a temperature problem...the bad news is, there are other problem with a FF mask that make temperature of lesser concern. Wink

FYI, Many avowed mouth breathers find that they can use a nasal mask since the slight pressure of the therapy opens the passages somewhat. It's worth trying since nasal masks are lots more comfortable than FF masks.

Dude
Good to know about the nasal mask. Do my titration session in a couple of weeks. Just trying to educate myself somewhat before then. Thanks for input.
09-26-2015 03:45 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #7
RE: Hot
Newbie Granny,
Since you don't have a machine yet, here is a link explaining some good machine choices and some to avoid if possible.
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

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09-26-2015 04:07 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #8
RE: Hot
Personally I do not use humidification and use a dry tank with the temperature turned down to 62 degrees, nice and cool is how I like it.
09-26-2015 04:23 PM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

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Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #9
RE: Hot
You can set it at 62° if you like but I don't know of any XPAP machine that will deliver cooler air than room ambient. I have read several threads here from folks who would love to have a machine like that! Wink You may choose to turn your A/C temp down to 62° to accomplish that but it would require a greater capacity system than most houses have.

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09-26-2015 04:50 PM
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Post: #10
RE: Hot
(09-26-2015 04:50 PM)surferdude2 Wrote:  You can set it at 62° if you like but I don't know of any XPAP machine that will deliver cooler air than room ambient. I have read several threads here from folks who would love to have a machine like that! Wink You may choose to turn your A/C temp down to 62° to accomplish that but it would require a greater capacity system than most houses have.

Dude

There's a challenge. Integrate a Peltier effect cooler into an H5i.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
09-26-2015 06:49 PM
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