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You can turn heat and humidity off in your machine if you want to.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
Have you tried setting climate control to Auto? In auto it runs the tube at 80f and adjusts the humidifier to maintain about 85% humidity.
Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.
I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses.
AlanE - I started with auto climate setting but the air was so hot and wet I tried changing settings and it helped.
Zonk - I'm confused about tubes and heating. I thought heat source was in the machine but it's not - it's in the tubing? I have the tubes that came with my machine. I can believe the moisture is from my own breath but I'm not sure what to do about it. A hose cozy would affect the moisture in my nose?
I'm saying I might return it because I'm in the "rent to own" period - if I don't use it 70% of the time my insurance won't pay and I have to return it. I'm trying hard to get used to it but I'm having to take it off to get some sleep. I'm so exhausted and fiddling around with the settings and feeling like I'm suffocating and drowning is very frustrating! But I've read the success stories and I'm committed to trying hard. Last night was better but I only slept 4 hours then couldn't get back to sleep till I took the nasal pillows out and did without cpap. It's only been 3 nights so far - I'll keep trying. I wish the air blowing in my nose felt "fresher" - not smelly, not warm.
Besides the humidity, you keep saying you feel like you are suffocating.
A pressure setting of 4 may be too low for you, and can cause you to feel that way.
Try raising your starting pressure to 5 or 6 and see if that makes a difference. The directions for doing so are on the clinical manual.
Your insurance won't care about changing settings, but they will care if you can't show compliance by using it at least 4 hours per night.
OpalRose - thank you! Increasing my starting pressure to 6 made me much more comfortable and stopped the headaches I was getting. Feeling more optimistic about treatment although I'm still only sleeping 5-6 hours and still feeling tired all day. I'm hoping to get a full 7-8 hours eventually as I get more used to cpap.
06-02-2015, 05:40 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-02-2015, 05:47 AM by OpalRose.)
Great, keep us posted!
I have the opposite issue. My machine blows cold air when not using humidifier, which I don't like.
I have a feeling I will be using the humidifier and heated hose set to lowest settings during the summer months. We are all different.
Also, if you are using the ramp feature, you may do better to turn it off, especially if the pressure of 6 doesn't bother you.