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The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
#51
RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
Do you have a heated hose? If so, the solution may be to turn the temperature up a little. If not, try using a fleecy hose cover (aka hose cosy). In a pinch you can use old socks, cutting holes in the toes, and cover the hose with them.
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#52
RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
@Dormeo: I don't have a heated tube - but I've been considering getting one.  
I just didn't understand what it's value was or wasn't so I held off.  I'll look at getting one as the sock thing seems high maintenance when it comes to cleaning etc.
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#53
RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
Last night was a good solid 7 hour session.

I had the Somnifix back on for first night in about 4 or 5 nights, and had tape on the sides to fix it fully in place.

For some reason, leaks were still at 14% - they all seem to be approx 10 minutes long.

Puzzling as mouth breathing should be minimised with the mouth sealed, and the P10 is pretty snug up the nostrils.

AHI went up a bit to 2.72 - highest in 5 days with a few OA's and CA's spread across the night


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#54
RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
Just make sure your machine has the capacity to provide heat. Disclosure: I don't clean my long hose more often than about once every blue moon. With reasonable attention to replacing filters, I just don't see a lot of need. Also, whether it's socks or a hose cover, you just quickly shuck them off before you wash the hose.

I wish I knew where your large leaks were coming from. If your tape is all intact in the morning, the P10 would seem to be the culprit. Would it help to go up or down a size with the pillows? When I used the P10, I found I was more comfortable with Large, but had fewer leaks with Medium. Since my leaks weren't large and didn't bother me, I stuck with Large. But you're having large leaks, which means your machine is having some difficulty compensating for the leakage.
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#55
RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
No judgement on the cleaning routine - it's tough work !

Currently using Small P10 pillows, and they feel pretty snug but I'll pop the Mediums on and see what happens as I realise it's not about fitting it into the nostril as they seal themselves with the pressure. As Sleeprider said above, the biggest pillows possible the better is a known hack with these.  ( The Large are too large for my nose, so easier to only have 2 to select from).  I do hope it settles as I like the comfort of the P10

Now that my nose isn't so sore and the spot I got from the pillows on the first night have subsided changing them will be straight forward today.
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#56
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I'm getting a lot of moisture inside my tube the past few nights.

I'm not sure what's driving it - Air outside too cold vs air inside, or the other way around.

Humidity is set to 8.

I have also bought a ClimateLine but I'm not fully sure how to set it to not end up with the same results.

AirConditioned room, typically between 22C-26C (72F-79F) during the night. 

Air can feel "cold" in the room due to the aircon, but the room still isn't any colder than 22.
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#57
RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
It's likely the warmer humidified air in the tube -vs- the cooler air in the room.

Try turning down the humidity level on your machine to 6 and see if you still get rainout.

A hose cover may also help.

If you use the ClimateLine heated hose then you can try setting the hose temp to "Auto" and the humidity to "Auto". The machine will try to adjust itself to prevent rainout. ResMed documents say the auto settings should give you a tube temp of 80F (27C) and 85% relative humidity.
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#58
RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
Clearairways, I highly recommend a heated tube, and I use the Snuggle Skins fleece tube cover with mine. It covers the tubing from end to end, including the short tube for the P10. This not only avoids condensation, but is really comfortable when it contacts your skin or your face. https://www.amazon.com/Snuggle-Skins-Ins...B007BUOINM
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Sleeprider -- the product description for the Snuggle Skins hose cover says "not recommended for heated hoses" -- I've used a Respironics brand fleece cover on my ClimateLine hose for years and have never had a problem. Is the Snuggle Skins warning a legitimate concern?

I see the Q&A posts on Amazon suggest the Snuggle Skins regular cover may fit the ClimateLine hose too tightly -- perhaps that's the reason for the manufacturer's warning?
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RE: The Journey Begins - clearairways Therapy Thread
I have used the fleece Snuggle Skins on both my wife's Autoset and my Vauto for the past 6 or more years. Before that, I used similar covers on Philips heated tubing, and I was one of the first adopters of heated tubing in 2009 when I bought the Aussie Heated Tube which had a fleece cover included. Back then no manufacturer offered a heated tube. It has never been a problem, for me or anyone else. This is one warning you can ignore and the cover only makes the tube work better.
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