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Reuven Gruber Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense™ 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit™ F10 Full Face Mask
Humidifier: Integral with AirSense
CPAP Pressure: Autoset 4 to 10.2
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Post: #1
New User First Week - Stuffed Nose
My nasal passages get restricted during therapy. Its like a stuffed nose but there is no mucus. It clears up in about 30-60 minutes after therapy stops. Last night I had to discontinue therapy early in the morning before I was ready to get up. What can I do about this.
( My AHI was 31 during the sleep lab with no central apnea. Last night my AHI was 1.1 , no obstructive, and the balance mostly central all with a duration of less than 17 seconds)
10-05-2014 11:49 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: New User First Week - Stuffed Nose
Welcome to stuffy noses club Smile

Your user profile say "Humidifier: None" try the humidifier first to see if can helped with added moisture from the humidifier

Recommended readings
1- Un-stuffing Your Stuffy Nose by Steven Y. Park, M.D
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Un-stuffing-Your-Stuffy-Nose

2- Nasal Breathing Video Series - " Commercial Posts"
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-Commercial-Posts
Scroll down to the bottom of the page (2nd from the bottom)
(This post was last modified: 10-06-2014 01:15 AM by zonk.)
10-06-2014 01:13 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

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: #3
RE: New User First Week - Stuffed Nose
Hi Reuven,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might try using your humidifier and see if that helps you.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
10-06-2014 09:37 AM
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Reuven Gruber Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense™ 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit™ F10 Full Face Mask
Humidifier: Integral with AirSense
CPAP Pressure: Autoset 4 to 10.2
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Post: #4
RE: New User First Week - Stuffed Nose
Trish

Thanks for the reply. I have a loner machine and unfortunately it doesn't have a humidifier
10-06-2014 10:13 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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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #5
RE: New User First Week - Stuffed Nose
You need to talk to whoever supplied you with the loaner machine and have them provide a heated humidifier. The reason your stuffed nose has no mucous is because it has been dried up by the air moving through. Avoiding this is one of the reasons for having a heated humidifier. Some people do fine with no humidifier, others do not.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
10-06-2014 11:10 AM
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