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newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
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Post: #11
RE: newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
(01-17-2014 11:13 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(01-18-2014 01:37 PM)zonk Wrote:  [quote='Fletch' pid='55837' dateline='1390068801']
The only issue I have noticed was last night. I remember waking up and my mask was leaking.

ON the + side: it could be a coincidence, but I am no longer waking up in the night having to go to the bathroom. I thought this was due to all the coffee I drink to stay awake, so not sure.
Its worth mentioning just in case, the mask require washing after each use to wash away skin oil. It might good idea to try one size up or down just to make sure got the right size or even different mask
Apnea and night time urination goes together, when apnea been treated, the frequency of waking up during the night to pee decreases
Data is important but for now I would concentrate making the therapy as comfortable as possible and the rest will follow, more like a jigsaw puzzle ... one piece at a time. a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step


Hey thanks for all the tips Noone told me to wash the mask daily. in fact they told me to do it once a week. They told me to use dish washer soap . Is that correct?
01-18-2014 08:11 PM
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Post: #12
RE: newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
(01-18-2014 01:45 PM)me50 Wrote:  and wash your face at night just before you put your mask on. ffm tend to leak more than nasal mask or nasal pillows

That could have been it. I not only got home late but had a lot of work to do. When I was finally finished, I took a sleeping pill and it knocked me out on the couch with the tv on. When I woke up I was so tired, that I skipped my normal routine of brushing my teeth, mouth wash etc and went straight to bed. My face certainly could have been dirty as I had eaten some popcorn.

Let's see if tonight goes better.

Thanks,..
(01-18-2014 03:47 PM)ImaSurvivor Wrote:  Welcome to the forum!

There is a condition brought on by sleep apnea that causes frequent urination (nocturia). I too thought mine was due to too much green tea. I stopped that and began drinking water. Still up several times in the night. When I began CPAP it has 100% corrected the nocturia.

Thanks for confirming this. I am going to really sleep better if that is gone along with the sore back, much less dealing with the apnea.
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01-18-2014 08:17 PM
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Post: #13
RE: newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
I use Ivory liquid with warm water to soak my mask, hose and humidifier chamber, once a week and in between the time I wash everything, I have started using CPAP wipes on my mask cushion and the silicon frame.

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01-18-2014 08:40 PM
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RE: newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
(01-18-2014 08:40 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  I use Ivory liquid with warm water to soak my mask, hose and humidifier chamber, once a week and in between the time I wash everything, I have started using CPAP wipes on my mask cushion and the silicon frame.

Thanks.

What are cpap wipes?

My mask leaked again last night even though I washed it and myself before bed time. My mask is normally very quiet that is how I can tell. It woke me up and I tightened the straps. This helped but it I think it was still happening. When I woke up I turned to my right side. Maybe a minute later I heard the leak- it was the upper corner near the upper part of my left side of my nose. I just washed the mask again and noticed that I did not tighten the bottom strap properly ..maybe this is the problem. Will try again tonight a bit tighter. Thanks again to you and everone else for the help.
01-19-2014 09:25 PM
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Post: #15
RE: newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
They come in a canister and you tear one off, they are a cotton type material with a bit of moisture, (they have vitamin E and a few other things,) and they are unscented. You can find them at Supplier #1 on the suppliers list at the top of each page here on this board.
Edit: Good luck with your mask tonight. If you just can't get that one to work, don't be shy about asking to try different masks 'till you find the one that works for you, end edit.

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01-19-2014 09:35 PM
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(01-19-2014 09:35 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  They come in a canister and you tear one off, they are a cotton type material with a bit of moisture, (they have vitamin E and a few other things,) and they are unscented. You can find them at Supplier #1 on the suppliers list at the top of each page here on this board.

Thank you..
01-19-2014 09:37 PM
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Post: #17
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No problem, hang in there and don't give up, it does get better.

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Post: #18
RE: newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
ffm will leak more than others for the most part. YMMV with ffm. Have you thought about trying a nasal mask or nasal pillows?
01-19-2014 09:41 PM
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Post: #19
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Another good mild soap that is good to use for washing mask is Dawn. Unscented with no antibacterial agent in it. My DME recommended it.
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Post: #20
RE: newbie help -just got machine 2 days ago.
I'm like trish6hundred, i use the comercially made cpap mask wipes after every sleep session on my mask, top the water off each time, and once a week thoroughly clean everything. Have been doing this for two years and no mold, or any other problems. Good luck to you
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