More humidity is better for most people, but for some people, too much humidity makes things worse, so try less humidity if more doesn't help.
Be sure your air filters are installed and are clean. Also be sure the machine sits in a clean spot with no dust or anything nasty near the CPAP machine. For instance, putting it under the bed would cause it to suck up the dust under the bed. Take the water tank out before moving the machine.
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Hi TOM BLANCHARD,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post. Much success to you as you continue and finetune your CPAP therapy.
Try doing nasal rinses with proper technique at least 1 hr before going to bed. They act as a mild decongestant and don't have any rebound effect later on.
And dial in your humidifier and heated tube settings to whatever is comfortable thru out the night. It may take some iterations to get there.
I use to have a sneeze or two, within 5 minutes of masking up early on, but I got over it by initiating nasal rinses with a Neti Pot, at least 1 hr before bedtime and; by reducing my humidity to 70% from 90% on my PRS1 60 series Auto. Turns out I needed less humidity than what most people need.
My 2 cents. YMMV.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
I would suggest a visit with your doc as not all leaking from the nose is caused by allergies. I am not a doctor but I have heard about other causes of leaking through the nose. At any rate, it won't hurt to have it checked.