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by s9 is an elite.. and I am a side sleeper but i know if i fall alseep on my back i wake up within the hour with or without the machine. so i have made adjustments to make sure i am always on my side. I have been on the machine for 16 days now i just want to start feeling better. i am sure i had severe sleep apnea for 10 years so i know this will take time

thanks for all your responses
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(10-21-2014, 09:26 PM)steve392 Wrote: by s9 is an elite.. and I am a side sleeper but i know if i fall alseep on my back i wake up within the hour with or without the machine. so i have made adjustments to make sure i am always on my side. I have been on the machine for 16 days now i just want to start feeling better. i am sure i had severe sleep apnea for 10 years so i know this will take time

thanks for all your responses

Hi Steve,
Since you have been PAPing for such a short time, it might be possible to exchange your S9 Elite for an S9 Autoset. The Autoset can be configured to operate exactly like your Elite, if it turned out that you do better with a fixed pressure. However the Autoset gives you the option to set a range of pressure, and have the machine seek out the pressure you need moment-by-moment. Many Sleep labs use the S9 Autoset to do Titration studies, to determine the best pressure for you. If your machine were an Autoset, you could repeat your own titration study as often as you wished.

Note that pressure needs sometimes vary: if you gain weight or lose weight, if you have allergies flaring up, if you have a cold - all these things can affect the pressure needed to handle your apneas. For me, the Autoset just makes more sense than the Elite because of the options it provides you.

Something to think about.
A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
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The last thing I am wondering is when I use my humidifier it makes a loud noice then water shoots up in the mask I am guessing that is what is reffered to as rain out. How do I fix this because ever since I turned it off I get really dry. My room Temperature is about 65-67
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(10-22-2014, 07:43 AM)steve392 Wrote: The last thing I am wondering is when I use my humidifier it makes a loud noice then water shoots up in the mask I am guessing that is what is reffered to as rain out. How do I fix this because ever since I turned it off I get really dry. My room Temperature is about 65-67

A) I'm guessing you are overfilling your tank. When overfilled, water will shoot into the tubing and to the mask. Do not fill higher than the MAX line on the scale.

B) A phenomena known as rainout can cause water to collect when the humidity is set too high -- but it takes a little time for it to happen.

So, if it happens when you first press start -- see A above.
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Not that any of us have ever overfilled the tank or anything like that. Oh-jeez
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(10-22-2014, 10:41 AM)PaytonA Wrote: Not that any of us have ever overfilled the tank or anything like that. Oh-jeez

Guilty! The output port is just above the max water level. First time I overfilled, water was shooting up the hose like a fire hose.
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#17
I am always under the max fill it starts happening about 30-45mins after I hit the start button. humidity level is set to 5.
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#18
How is your hose arranged?are there any low spots in the hose?
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(10-22-2014, 10:41 AM)PaytonA Wrote: Not that any of us have ever overfilled the tank or anything like that. Oh-jeez
Why of course not, (Ha-Ha-Ha.)
trish6hundred
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#20
You might want to turn the humidity level down a bit.

...And remove any leftover water from the hose. Some people say they do this by swinging the hose around in the air forcing the water out. That's ok, but remove the machine first.
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