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somnia16 Offline

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Machine: Resmed Autosense 10 for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 for her
Humidifier: built into RESMED AIRSENSE 10 FOR HER
CPAP Pressure: 6.5-9.0
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: USA

Post: #11
RE: cpap and colds
Thanks for feedback. I tried it yesterday and just couldn't take it. I am really puzzled as my water level is the same even though I had the machine on humidification - this is my third Resmed in 6 weeks. The first one was not heating the water at all and this one seems to have the same problem! Has anyone else had this issue? I find it almost difficult to believe that it is happening to me again...
09-08-2016 10:17 AM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #12
RE: cpap and colds
I never notice the water getting warm, but if I raise the humidity too high I get rain out in my (unheated) hose. So I know it's working.

Also, if the humidity in your bedroom is already high, the humidifier will sense this and not heat the water.

The humidity in my bedroom is around 55% during the summer months as I keep the central air conditioner on all the time. In the winter it's much lower than that.

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09-08-2016 11:36 AM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #13
RE: cpap and colds
Somnia, what settings are you using for humidity? If I forget to refill my humidifier, it will go dry in the second night.

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09-08-2016 02:51 PM
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somnia16 Offline

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Machine: Resmed Autosense 10 for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 for her
Humidifier: built into RESMED AIRSENSE 10 FOR HER
CPAP Pressure: 6.5-9.0
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: USA

Post: #14
RE: cpap and colds
I have it on 6 and refill it every night. I do think however, that it may be because the machine perceived a certain amount of humidity in the room already - I didn't know it worked that way...
09-08-2016 02:54 PM
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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #15
RE: cpap and colds
If you want more humidity, turn climate control to Manual. It will not compensate for room temperature and humidity. You may find you get better results with a humidity setting of 4-5 in manual mode, than using the automatic climate control at 6.

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09-08-2016 03:19 PM
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ran-man Offline

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Joined: Jan 2016

Machine: resperonics
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 11 cm
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: Diagnosed with Epilepsy since 1979, Ulcerative Colitis and Sleep Apnea.

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #16
RE: cpap and colds
I also find that when I use my CPAP with nasal pillows, I never get nasal stuffiness, blockage or congestion.

I've been using my CPAP since 2007. (Machine is not very sexy though)

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09-08-2016 06:41 PM
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mikeindc Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: airsense
Humidifier: Resmed Mirage
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: DC

Post: #17
RE: cpap and colds
I have issues with my sinus due to high pollen and a cough due to acid reflux. Between the sneezing, the diffuculting breathing due to congestion and the coughing, the results I get on Sleeptime and the machine are basically worthless. I can see a direct correlation between waking up coughing, breathing issue and poor results that are reported
09-09-2016 11:14 PM
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