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Want2SleepInMT Offline

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Post: #11
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
Wouldn't a petroleum product (ie chapstick) be advised against with the types of materials that DreamWear is made of?

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01-19-2016 11:50 AM
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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: Philips Dreamwear Under the Nose nasal mask
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Post: #12
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
(01-19-2016 11:50 AM)Want2SleepInMT Wrote:  Wouldn't a petroleum product (ie chapstick) be advised against with the types of materials that DreamWear is made of?

I honestly don't know. I have heard, or was told by the guy that set my machine up, that a little lanolin oil is recommended, but I don't have any of that sitting on my bedside stand.

Hand lotion is available at my local bedside stand, although, while it does sting chapped skin, mine is lanolin based, but also has other stuff in it.

I'm pretty sure the nose piece is just silicon, which is pretty stable stuff, unlike many rubbers that do deteriorate in contact with many petroleum products. Vaseline might also work, but is also a petroleum product. Hmmm. Maybe I should try some KY Jelly.;-)

According to one compatibility chart I found on an O-ring company web site, silicon rubber does "fair" (but, not excellent) with paraffins, motor oil, mineral oils and lard. The site didn't list lanolin or carnauba wax.

I guess that, if my nose pillow gets either stiff or too floppy before it's time to replace it, I'll have to start following my instructions more closely. Grrrr.
01-19-2016 06:25 PM
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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Dreamwear Under the Nose nasal mask
Humidifier: ResMed Airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 10, I think
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #13
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
Apparently silicon rubber is super resistant to both peanut oil and sodium chloride. Maybe I should start buying some of that all natural peanut butter and keep it on my bedside stand. Then, just dip my finger into the peanut oil floating on the top of the peanut butter every night and put a dab under my nose for lube. Hmmm.
01-19-2016 06:29 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
(01-19-2016 06:29 PM)nsherry61 Wrote:  Apparently silicon rubber is super resistant to both peanut oil and sodium chloride. Maybe I should start buying some of that all natural peanut butter and keep it on my bedside stand. Then, just dip my finger into the peanut oil floating on the top of the peanut butter every night and put a dab under my nose for lube. Hmmm.

doh! you'll end up with a brown nose....

Dielaughing

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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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01-19-2016 06:45 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
I have been using this mask, my first, for nine weeks now. Thinking about how my nights go it looks something lie this...

Put mask on, turn on my side. Nose itches, scratch. Mask making sound, adjust. Roll to back...fall asleep. Turn to side, wake up hearing mask or breathing in mask, adjust. Roll to back wake up notice mask is loose, pull strap down in back, adjust.

Repeat some combination of all these thing 5-6 times a night, every night.

Dont-know
(This post was last modified: 01-20-2016 02:04 PM by lngtrm1.)
01-20-2016 02:03 PM
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Post: #16
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
(01-19-2016 06:45 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  
(01-19-2016 06:29 PM)nsherry61 Wrote:  Apparently silicon rubber is super resistant to both peanut oil and sodium chloride. Maybe I should start buying some of that all natural peanut butter and keep it on my bedside stand. Then, just dip my finger into the peanut oil floating on the top of the peanut butter every night and put a dab under my nose for lube. Hmmm.

doh! you'll end up with a brown nose....

Dielaughing

...And I"d be sure to get "plain", not "crunchy":dielaughing:

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01-20-2016 06:58 PM
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Post: #17
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
Quit sleeping on your back--you'll get better results! That cushion can move around--I fought mine all last night with leaks--didn't wake up enough to think to reach around and pull the headband down--it had slipped. Once I did that things went better. I've never had a large leak however.
01-20-2016 07:12 PM
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Post: #18
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
Because DreamWear seals very differently than a pillow mask, any leaks are much more noticeable = annoying than with pillows... I think.
01-20-2016 08:10 PM
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Post: #19
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
(01-20-2016 02:03 PM)lngtrm1 Wrote:  I have been using this mask, my first, for nine weeks now. Thinking about how my nights go it looks something lie this...

Put mask on, turn on my side. Nose itches, scratch. Mask making sound, adjust. Roll to back...fall asleep. Turn to side, wake up hearing mask or breathing in mask, adjust. Roll to back wake up notice mask is loose, pull strap down in back, adjust.

Repeat some combination of all these thing 5-6 times a night, every night.

Dont-know

I don't recommend sleeping on your back as this increases OSA.

I, too, go through a similar sequence but form one side to the other: I notice that it got worse with the aging of the nose cushion. Once I replaced it, things got better.

Adjustment of the straps seems to be critical: too loose and I wake up with a lot of leaks and also nose itching, tickling and I wake up. Too tight: my nose bridge hurts and become irritated even with the BHA Lanolin cream. Just right: no leaks, no itching and no nose irritation.

It took a few days to get use to the noise. But now, I will wake thinking the machine stopped until I lift the mask from my face. It seems that I have tuned out the noise as I can hear other things in the house.

Hope you become friends with your mask.

Walt

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(This post was last modified: 01-20-2016 08:22 PM by wolson.)
01-20-2016 08:21 PM
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Post: #20
RE: Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Mask
(01-20-2016 07:12 PM)SideSleeper Wrote:  Quit sleeping on your back--you'll get better results!

(01-20-2016 08:21 PM)wolson Wrote:  I don't recommend sleeping on your back as this increases OSA.

CPAP treatment helps to stop obstructive events, regardless of sleeping position. One of the benefits of CPAP treatment is that a person can sleep in whatever position they get the best sleep, and not have to fear or avoid sleeping on their back. Back sleeping also only increases OSA in some people, not all.

Unless someone has been specifically told by their doctor to avoid back sleeping, they shouldn't worry about it. When a person has a sleep test one of the things that should be evaluated is whether they need fixed pressure (CPAP) or variable pressure (APAP). If fixed pressure, that means back sleeping shouldn't matter. If APAP, that means the pressure should increase as/if needed, which would include for back sleeping.
(This post was last modified: 01-20-2016 10:20 PM by Dreams of Green.)
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