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KittenKath Offline

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Machine: Air sense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 20
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post: #1
Sad Mask Whistling
For the second night in a row, I've gotten virtually no sleep.

I have been using the Airsense 10 with Full Face Mask since I was diagnosed with Severe OSA in November 2015. I've had next to no trouble until recently.

Mask Whistling started about 3 weeks ago. After doing a bit of googling, it seemed to be related to the Humidifier Settings. I decreased the setting to 2 and the problems stopped. It started again night before last. I just turned the humidifier off - I would rather have a dry mouth than whistling all night. It hasn't done a thing.

It seems to take about 10 - 15 minutes before whistling starts again, and I wake up with a wet mask. When I uncliped the tubing from the mask there is also drops of water coming from the end of the tubing. I wipe it out, but it just comes back again after another 10-15 minutes, and I haven't gotten back to sleep yet.

TL,DR - Wet Mask, Water droplets from end of tubing, Humidifier turned off, Temp set at 25 degrees (Celsius). No sleep for 2 nights - HELP!!!
05-09-2016 04:02 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #2
RE: Mask Whistling
I just run my fingers over the vent holes while air is jetting out. It causes the moisture to be carried away in the air stream and makes the whistling stop.

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05-09-2016 04:54 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #3
RE: Mask Whistling
What is the temperature of the room that you sleep in? Is there water in the humidifier tank? If so, empty it out. Is the 25 deg. C the tubing temp?

Best Regards,

PaytonA
05-09-2016 04:58 PM
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KittenKath Offline

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Joined: May 2016

Machine: Air sense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 20
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post: #4
RE: Mask Whistling
Yeah the 25 degrees is the tubing temp. I couldn't tell you exactly what the room temp is, but it is starting to get cooler here (Winter next month) I would guess 15-20 degrees?

I have been wiping over the vent holes when it starts whistling. It will stop it for a bit. But I can't do it every 10 minutes which is how long it takes to start whistling again
05-09-2016 05:06 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Posts: 4,995
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #5
RE: Mask Whistling
(05-09-2016 05:06 PM)KittenKath Wrote:  I have been wiping over the vent holes when it starts whistling. It will stop it for a bit. But I can't do it every 10 minutes which is how long it takes to start whistling again

That indicates to me that moisture in the hose is the culprit. You need less humidification, a higher temperature bedroom, a heated hose, an insulated hose, or some combination of the above.

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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.
05-09-2016 07:05 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #6
RE: Mask Whistling
Hi KittenKath,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You could get a heated hose for your machine, or you could make a hose cover with some old socks; cut the toes out of them and make a tube the length of your hose from end to end. Get a couple rubber bands and put one on each end of the hose to hold the sock tube in place at each end. Hopefully, this will help you with the rainout in your hose.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
05-09-2016 07:43 PM
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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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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #7
RE: Mask Whistling
Yep what he said-You need less humidification, a higher temperature bedroom, a heated hose, an insulated hose, or some combination of the above.
you need to keep the cooler room from cooling down the tube, this causes moisture to drop out of the air in the tube. you can also see if you can lower the CPAP machine so the water runs back into the machine instead of into your mask
05-10-2016 12:45 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #8
RE: Mask Whistling
The hose is heated! I would make a first try by increasing the hose temperature as well as making sure that the humidifier tank has no water in it.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
05-10-2016 11:32 AM
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