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emu bob Offline

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Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: QLD
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 8
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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #1
humid air
new to apnea,how much humid air are you surposed to breath when asleep and running the machine.the machine was set up by the supplier when issued to me.my wife says when the machine is running,she can see water running down the inside of my mask when i'm asleep also my face feels itchy and must be scratched.i lve in fnq and it is normally quite humid here.am i getting to much humiditty.emubob
09-06-2016 11:23 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: humid air
It's not supposed to be in visible liquid form in the tube or mask.
That's called "rain-out".

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09-06-2016 11:33 PM
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Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: Inbuilt
CPAP Pressure: 12.6 - 17.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: humid air
I wouldn't think you would need to add much humidity in FNQ, and certainly if you are getting 'rain-out', you will need to change the settings.

For people to help you on this forum, you will need to provide some more information. Please include the make and model of your machine in the profile. You should be able to read that from somewhere on the machine itself.

Also if you can access any of the menus and share what the settings are for humidity, that would be good. Also does your machine have a heated hose, and if so, what temperature is that set to?

Are you sleeping with the air-conditioning on, or do you use ceiling fans?

Good luck with your treatment.
(This post was last modified: 09-07-2016 12:15 AM by cands.)
09-07-2016 12:13 AM
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chill Online

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Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #4
RE: humid air
Welcome! Unless you are sleeping in an air-con room. added humidity in your location is probably counter productive. But it is all up to what your sinuses want. There is no right level for everyone, everywhere.

That said, if you can see water droplets inside the hose or mask, the humidity is too high or the hose needs more heat.
09-07-2016 01:03 AM
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cate1898 Offline

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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #5
RE: humid air
Welcome to the forum emu bob!

As others have suggested, it would be helpful if you could fill out your details in your user profile. If your machine is fully data capable as most machines are, you could use the link above and download SleepyHead. It is a very good program to look at your sleep apnea therapy results. If you are having any issues, you can post screenshots so that experienced people on here can help guide you to get better results.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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09-07-2016 04:54 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #6
RE: humid air
Hi emu bob,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Try turning your humidity down a notch or two and see if that helps you.
Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more answers to your question.

trish6hundred
09-07-2016 10:39 AM
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TheDuke Offline

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Machine: DeVilbiss Intellipap BiLevel DV-55D
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Activa
Humidifier: DeVilbiss IntelliPap
CPAP Pressure: CPAP Mode 9.0 cm.
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Western Kentucky USA

Post: #7
RE: humid air
I am American and I was initially confused by your stated location in FNQ. Am I safe to assume that means Far Northern Queensland?? I suppose that is into the tropics.
When I was younger I really craved to to to the Great Barrier Reef, but sadly never got there..

Re: the droplets in mask, that sounds like excess humidity..

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09-09-2016 10:16 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #8
RE: humid air
Check your hose. If you have a dry hose and wet mask its your breath condencing in the mask.
Heated hose or put the covers over the mask to help warm it.
09-09-2016 10:57 PM
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