(05-06-2012, 08:29 AM)Sleepster Wrote:(05-06-2012, 12:27 AM)bige94 Wrote: That would be the furnace filter. I have been using them for years. I buy the high end furnace filters and then cut them to fit.
One of the advantages of CPAP therapy is that we get our own personal supply of filtered air. If you have allergies to things like dust mites, this solves a lot of problems. There's no need to bother with those pillow and mattress covers, hypoallergenic blankets, and all that stuff.
If furnace filters work for you, that's great. I get my filters from my DME at esentially no cost. There's a foam pre-filter and fine mesh filter. I doubt a furnace filter would be as good at capturing the really tiny particles, as furnace filters are designed for a much faster air flow, but if they worked for me I'd use them, too.
That's a really nice system you've crafted for yourself. I guess when you sleep only four hours a night you've got lots of time on your hands for creative projects.
Thanks, my bedside system is a respironics m pro and I use the same filter but doubled up with the foam inset to hold it in. I know I can get the regular filters and the insurance will pay, but whats the reason really? I have something that's works great for me and only costs about 20 bucks every two years or so. Those furnace filters are huge when expanded. For me it's just an unnecessary expense to the insurance co.
I've had my nose pillow mask for 5 years. I clean and take good care of my stuff. I have been known to seal up leaks between mask components with Teflon tape. A couple of wraps on the hose ends before assembly and it's all airtight with no leaks.
I know folks that get new masks every 3 months or so just because they can. That's ok, to each their own. I just don't see the need.
It is nice to have that 20 hrs every day. I have plenty of time to chase down almost every little thing that interests me (much to my wifes dismay).:grin: