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Newish to AirCurve10 ASV, still struggling.
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RE: Newish to AirCurve10 ASV, still struggling.
Thank you, I have one last question and hopefully this is it for now, but after a night of use, when I remove my humidifier tray and empty it, the air is just blowing out the machine, versus into the humidifier and out the hoses and mask. 

Is it best to empty the tray then re insert it back into the machine or just let the machine vent out the side and leave the tray open. (Bad to leave tray open thru out day?). Sorry for all the particular questions, just a little OCD. Ive worked in manufacturing and as a machinist and am possibly a little overzealous on the idea of contamination.  Thank you much Dave, you’ve been a tremendous help!
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RE: Newish to AirCurve10 ASV, still struggling.
Resmed machines run a cool-down cycle for about 20 minutes that serves to dry the tube and cool the humidifier. If you remove the humidifier immediately on discontinuing therapy, you may feel the air movement, but it is at a relatively low flow rate. It may be best to empty the tank and wipe it dry with a clean cloth, then put it back in the machine and let the cool-down cycle complete. It really isn't going to damage the machine either way. Disconnecting power turns off the cool-down cycle and is okay to do.

I thought I'd suggest the Resmed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillows mask. It is very minimal and can be very helpful in clearing congestion. It is a very easy mask to seal to your nose and avoid leaks.
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RE: Newish to AirCurve10 ASV, still struggling.
I don't worry about the inside of my machine at all. If anything I am too relaxed as I only remove/empty my humidifier once a week. I just top up the humidifier and clean my mask each night then once a week clean the humidifier tank and hose. I always use distilled water which helps keep things clean though.

Leaving the humidifier in doesn't trap moisture as you are worried. The area inside the blower is small and open directly to atmosphere via the air filter/inlet. That and the hose outlet leave things open at both ends and the machine runs for 10-15 minutes when cooling down to help dry everything out.

Especially if the humidifier tank is emptied/cleaned regularly you have nothing to worry about imo.
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RE: Newish to AirCurve10 ASV, still struggling.
I personally have found the AirTouch F20 to have the most comfortable and malleable mask cushion. However its strap layout could be problematic, making it difficult for you to get the best strap tightness and fit.  

You might consider looking at adding a AirFit F20/F30 Anti-Leak Strap.  It has a hole that the hose connection goes thru and connects at the back of the head giving a more direct application of mask pressure to your mouth and nose, rather than the mask's straps at its 4 corners.
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RE: Newish to AirCurve10 ASV, still struggling.
I have been using the AirCurve 10 ASV for about a month and a half using the new style Resmed P10 nasal pillow mask. The new style mask is adjustable and can be tightened and loosened as required. This is working perfectly for me. The old style P10 was not adjustable and I was experiencing excessive leak rates. The new mask made all the difference for me. I also stopped using the comfort features, no heated hose or humidifier. This is also working for me.
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