The humidifier tank should not run dry, depending on how long been completely empty ... might smell of burning plastic
Try hose cover, as weather getting warmer lower humidity setting if its not too unpleasant ... tank-full will last longer
I,m using ClimateLine auto setting at 27C but everyone is different, what true for some, its the reverse for others
Do not humidify the room. That can cause worse health issues unless your climate is so dry that you are running below 25% most of the year.
Yes, the F&P HC150 is great for times when you need "long range tanks"
The Hybernite hose can be found for around $40. This is a pretty good hose too.
Shop around and you can pick one up for about $140.
I am switching to the more robust stainless steel tank though. It also disassembles for
The stock tank has an aluminum bottom in it and mine is already getting a coat of white oxide on it.
Aluminum corrosion products I do not like, Sam Iam.
My CPAP looks like a nuclear power plant now but it works great!
"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton
08-22-2014, 02:20 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-22-2014, 02:23 PM by PaytonA.)
I am not sure (obviously) but it looks to me like you may be mouth breathing or leaking air from your mouth while asleep. Without the data from your machine it is very difficult to tell for sure.
I went for over a year with a nasal mask and dry mouth. I was sure that I had conquered the mouth leaking (I am not a mouth breather and get a little panicky if I can't breathe through my nose). I finally got on this board and got what was needed to see my data in graphical form. Was I wrong. I had major leaks but I never woke up with air blowing out of my mouth. I tried a chinstrap-didn't work for me. I got a full face mask and have been able to get my leaks down to a reasonable level. After a while with very acceptable leaks, I found that I no longer had dry mouth. Another thing that can give you dry mouth is running your humidifier out of water.
I would suggest that you obtain an SD card reader if your computer does not have one. I also suggest that you get the software ResScan or Sleepyhead. A lot of people on this board like Sleepyhead. I just got it set up and running the other day because my old CPAP would not work with it. Resmed had set up a proprietary memory card and reader for it that would not work with Sleepyhead.
After getting the software and the reader set up we can take a look at your leaks data and see if that might not be the cause of your dry mouth.
The SD card reader (if your computer does not already have one) can be purchased at many computer or office supply stores. You will probbly need one that plugs into your USB port.
There is a great deal of information on Sleepyhead in RobySue's excellent "Sleepyhead Software:Beginner's Guide". You can find a link to it at the beginning of the Apnea Board forum. As for the rest, there are plenty of people to help.