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Post: #41
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-03-2015 07:16 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  3rd night, I tolerate the machine better each night.

However, every morning I am finding that I wake up with the thing blowing air into my eyes. Does this mean it's not working? What do I need to do to stop this?

Well, according to your profile, you're not using a mask... Smile

I'm guessing you are using a nasal mask, or possibly a full face mask.

I had the same problem using a ResMed AirFit N10 nasel mask; air was blowing through the dents in the side of my nose caused by wearing glasses for many decades. A narrow nose would also do this. The N10 doesn't have much in the way of side seals. I switched to a Respironics Wisp mask, which has the double layer seal up the sides, and that problem went away. It generally fits better, and still takes some fiddling to adjust properly.

Sleep-well

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11-03-2015 08:22 AM
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Post: #42
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
It would be helpful if you would fill out your profile!
11-03-2015 12:42 PM
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Post: #43
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Profile entered. Will get specific mask information tonight if I can.
11-04-2015 03:08 PM
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Post: #44
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
Doing better than I thought I would be doing for a light sleeper.

Problem: cheeks blurt out and mouth feel incredibly dry. Normal?
11-05-2015 11:53 PM
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Post: #45
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
WTF (i see what you did there) - the dry mouth is from opening it. both the puffer cheeks and mouth leaking can be handled if you can form the habit of placing your tongue behind your two front teeth on the roof of your mouth, then suck gently to form a light vacuum. If you can't get that going, you might try a chin strap

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
11-06-2015 12:58 AM
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Post: #46
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-06-2015 12:58 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  WTF (i see what you did there) - the dry mouth is from opening it. both the puffer cheeks and mouth leaking can be handled if you can form the habit of placing your tongue behind your two front teeth on the roof of your mouth, then suck gently to form a light vacuum. If you can't get that going, you might try a chin strap

Will try this. My problem is that I'm jolted awake from the experience and instead of hitting "ramp" button, I take the machine off and drift to sleep without it.

Learn what you do and hit the ramp button?
11-06-2015 08:28 AM
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Post: #47
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-02-2015 01:14 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  Not sure what one would do with blue tooth in a pap machine.

If you're lounging on the sofa with your laptop and want to look at your data, you don't have to get up to go get the SD card. And afterwards you don't have to remember to put the card back in the machine.

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11-06-2015 08:35 AM
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Post: #48
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-06-2015 08:28 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  
(11-06-2015 12:58 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  WTF (i see what you did there) - the dry mouth is from opening it. both the puffer cheeks and mouth leaking can be handled if you can form the habit of placing your tongue behind your two front teeth on the roof of your mouth, then suck gently to form a light vacuum. If you can't get that going, you might try a chin strap

Will try this. My problem is that I'm jolted awake from the experience and instead of hitting "ramp" button, I take the machine off and drift to sleep without it.

Learn what you do and hit the ramp button?

I don't use ramp - I have gotten to where my min pressure (currently back down to 8) is as low as i like to go. I too am jolted awake by mouth breathing when it happens - that made it easy to train myself not to do it. I struggle with my comfort with the machine sometimes, but I really can't sleep at all without it at this point. machine = get to breathe Smile Try not to remove the mask Big Grin (it will get easier)

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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11-06-2015 11:44 AM
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Post: #49
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
(11-05-2015 11:53 PM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:  Doing better than I thought I would be doing for a light sleeper.

Problem: cheeks blurt out and mouth feel incredibly dry. Normal?

Welcome to the chipmunk cheeks tribe SHa_biggrin5.
I have tried at least 6 FFM and nothing works and I pay outright for all PAP therapy equipment so ouchy! I must have an "unusual" face Too-funny
I was developing a way to custom build masks but life got in the way so now I use a Wisp, chinstrap, and tape my mouth shut. Is PITA but better than constant sleep disruption.
Will get back to the custom mask process sometime in 2016.

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11-06-2015 12:01 PM
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Post: #50
RE: Resmed S10 Airsense vs. Respironics Dream Station
I got a link the website for respironics, I think that as soon as I find out the serial number of my modem (by taking it out of the machine) then I will be able to find all my info online? That would be nice.
11-06-2015 12:11 PM
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