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Mhunter Offline

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Machine: Resmed s9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: Resmed S9
CPAP Pressure: Unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
New user of Resmed S9 query
Hi

Can anyone please explain what I may be doing wrong with my CPAP machine.
It is winter where I live and I have turned the humidifier temperature down as I was getting a lot of condensation in my mask. Is this normal? What should I do. I am not getting a good nights sleep now due to the condensation.

Any response would be appreciated.

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07-17-2014 05:50 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #2
RE: New user of Resmed S9 query
Welcome Mhunter, can you add the model type of the Resmed S9 you are using in the machine profile, it is next to the power button on the CPAP. Are you using a heated hose? Is it coloured or clear? If it is you may need a cover or keep the hose under your blanket. If it is heated, you shouldn't get too much condensation.
What temperature do you have it set at? I live in Australia and have mine at set 22c or 23c.
07-17-2014 06:03 PM
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trish6hundred Online

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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: #3
RE: New user of Resmed S9 query
Hi Mhunter,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
If you are using the standard (not the heated,) hose,)You could make a hose cover by taking some old socks, cutting the toes out of them and sewing them together to make a tube. Take either a velcro strap to hold it in place at each end of the hose or you could put a rubber band around the outside of the hose cover to hold it in place at each end. If you have the heated hose, you probably wouldn't need the hose cover. Hope this helps.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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07-17-2014 06:18 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: #4
RE: New user of Resmed S9 query
(07-17-2014 05:50 PM)Mhunter Wrote:  It is winter where I live and I have turned the humidifier temperature down as I was getting a lot of condensation in my mask. Is this normal?

The air in your bedroom is cold, the air inside your hose is warm and moist, so you get condensation, or rain out. Turning the humidifier down is the right thing to do, but there are better solutions. You can increase the temperature in your bedroom, insulate the hose, or get a heated hose.

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07-17-2014 06:31 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #5
RE: New user of Resmed S9 query
Oh, you're getting it in your mask or in your hose? If in your mask, there's a few things you can try. You can start with warming up the bedroom. You could also try to make a cover for the mask BUT leave a good hole for the vent!!!

I have the same problem in the winter. I solved it for the most part by sleeping with my head under the covers. Sometimes I get too hot though and toss off the cover. I wake up with water spouting out the vent hole.

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07-17-2014 11:45 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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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #6
RE: New user of Resmed S9 query
One other thing that I have found with condensation in the mask. I switched from an F&P Zest nasal mask to a Resmed Mirage Quattro to reduce my leaks. A byproduct is that I get less condensation inside the Mirage Quattro mask. I believe that the clear plastic in the Mirage Quattro is a little different or maybe just a little thicker and so stays a little warmer inside the mask. The Padacheek mask liner might help since it wraps around the outside of the mask. Of course all of the other suggestions that you have gotten will help too.

I have never gotten to the point where I had water spouting out the vent holes but I used to have water dripping right down into my nose. It felt like the mask was trying to drown me although it did keep the inside of my nose "moistened".

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PaytonA
07-18-2014 11:01 AM
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Breatherguy Offline

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Post: #7
RE: New user of Resmed S9 query
The auto humidity function may be turned on. If your room is below 60F, the condensation may be your exhaled humidity. If the tube is over 2 meters, or tube get's cold, more likely to get condensation. A cover for the tube may help.
08-01-2014 11:20 AM
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NickDanger Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autopap
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10
Humidifier: 5i
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ResMed Chinstrap

Sex: Male
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Post: #8
RE: New user of Resmed S9 query
Sleepster's advice is right on target:

1) insulate the hose (make or buy a hose cover)
2) get the climateline heated hose (this is a really good solution and not terribly expensive)
3) increase the temperature in your room

A couple of other possibilities:

4) make sure the machine is below the level of your head
5) make sure you have not filled the water reservoir above the maximum fill line
08-01-2014 11:36 AM
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