That's an interesting setup JWR, trial and error had me draping my hose over the back of the bed head to maximise available length and minimise entanglements although I still find I get a few loops around occasionally. I've wondered if a type of swiveling gantry arm arrangement would be of benefit with some shock cord similar to your idea. That way the hose is draped literally over head to maximise freedom and minimise tangles.
If you haven't done so already, turn on the "high leak alarm". This way, within 5-9 seconds of pulling your mask off, the high leak alarm will go off - unless you are also turning off the machine in your sleep?
Time will help - it's all about creating a new pattern.
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02-11-2014, 09:44 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-11-2014, 09:57 PM by trish6hundred.)
You might try some digestive enzymes the next time you have hotwings. You just take a couple of them about 30 minutes before you eat.
Apparently all I needed to do was complain about it. Last night I slept for about 2.5 hours (some with pretty nasty mask leaks according to sleepyhead) woke up, adjusted, went back to sleep for close to 2 more hours. 4.2 hours is a WIN compared to last week!
AHI was like .48, but I don't know if I can trust AHI when there was a big batch of mask leakage (80L/min for 50 minutes during the first 2.5 hours). This is the first time I've had issues with major leaks like that. Usually I'm under 10.
Thanks JWR - I have noticed that the hose moving against the side of the night stand makes a crazy noise. Based on your experience, I went ahead and ordered a hose cover, and a command wire hanger in an attempt to get the hose a little more manageable.
Thanks Me50 -Sugars shouldn't be an issue for me at the moment, I've been eating low carb since October. I usually drink iced tea with dinner, going to try cutting that out. I'll look into some somnapure.
Thanks Trish - I didn't think it was reflux, as I haven't had any issues with it. But the hot wings thing makes me wonder if maybe it's an issue that I just wasn't feeling yet. I will have to look into enzymes.
Thanks for the suggestions!
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I just use a tiny hook in the wall above and behind the headboard and a shoelace to hold the hose up and out of the way. Works great.