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Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Monday
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
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Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
Sep 1
Mary Z posted a discussion

Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea
"Hi ZolliStar, I've heard before that speech therapy, or singing lessons can help sleep apnea.  The problem at that time was there was no way to determine which exercises help.  Getting research done, rather than anecdotal would be…"
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion

Non-invasion approach that can relieve mild sleep apnea

Some people report that singing -- singing! -- really helps their sleep apnea. Dr. Stephen Park said that myology (which are exercises to strengthen muscles around the inside of one's mouth area) helps some. I think singing would be better.  If you read all the FAQs on this (click below), I think you'll agree that it makes sense for some. Maybe you.http://www.singingforsnorers.com/index.htmSee More
Jul 28
ZolliStar posted a discussion
Jul 20
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"I talked to Kimberlie at the Novant Sleep lab last week (at Prince William Hospital) and she said they would not be holding any meetings this year but are planning to start holding meetings again next year.  I'll let you know when we have…"
Jul 14
richard graham posted a status
"I just have mask called the Wisp. Hope it works. Anybody have experience with it. I have an ultra mirage nasal mask and get leaks at brid"
Jul 9
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??

Hi All,First off, my apologies for not checking in for a long time.I've been using my Resmed S8 AutoSet II for almost 3 years! I feel great, have lost almost 30 lbs, am no longer sleepy during the day, sleep through the night, and have my short-term memory back.Yay!I've told my doctors that I'm the "poster child" for Sleep Apnea and CPAPs! It's been, and continues to be, such an amazing experience that I want everyone to know!Everything has been going well in CPAP-land, but in the last few…See More
Jul 7
hifay replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"What type of chin straps?"
Jul 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"No real improvement in sleep study.  Just not having to use cervical neck color.  What a bummer. Surgeon wants another sleep study in about a month or so (home one) Not sure if will do or not. "
Jun 22
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Ginny, how are you doing after the tongue procedure?"
Jun 22
Mary Z posted a discussion

AHI finally under five.

I have been on CPAP since March 2008 and had a good AHI when I started therapy (under 5).Then my AHI started getting worse- for a while it stayed in the 20's, then we got it to the high teens.  Nothing we did would help.  My doctor said it was due to the meds I take.  For a couple of years I just tolerated the high AHI.  I did another sleep study and changed to an ASV machine.  For two years I still had a AHI around 11-13.  Then all of a sudden - a month ago I noticed my AHI was running five or…See More
Jun 22
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"FWIW, I've been alternating between my mouth device and my APAP. I haven't used humidity at all when I use the APAP -- and don't miss it, either. "
Jun 14
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.   I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP.  I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
May 21

How high does the CPAP machine need to be?  I keep mine on a box about five inches high on the floor, below my bed.  It would be more convenient to keep it on my bedside table which is the same height as my bed.  I have no trouble with rainout or water in the mask.  The tubing would make a loop downward (like a drip loop for an aquarium).

Thanks,

Mary Z.

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I know the recommendation is typically to keep it lower than the bed to avoid rain out. I don't think it has to be at any specific height.

Try setting it up on the bedside table, though, and let us know how it goes. I doubt it will be a problem.
We modified our waterbed headboard when we ditched the waterbed, but liked the headboard so made a base for it to set on and then used a Hollywood metal frame for the box springs and mattress. This works great for us as we do not want to give up the size (king size) and there isn't room on either side for night tables. This allows us to use the shelves on the headboard for the clock and my machine. My machine is slightly above the mattress and hasn't presented a problem yet, and I have used it like that since August of 2007.
I have mine usually about 1-3 feet below my head height, depending on where I am. This seems to ensure no build up of moisture in the tube.

The best thing I've done to make my life easier is to get a remote control plug adaptor so that I can get myself and mask comfortable in bed before switching the machine on. When away from home, sometimes my machine has had to be located in awkward places for the lead to reach the mains socket %-)
I keep mine on the bedside table, without any issues. I have also had it on the floor with no problem. I think the key is making sure the humidity is set at the proper level. I have to change mine according to the dryness of the house.
I keep mine on the night table, same height as the bed. The hose does loop downward. No problems.

I did get condensation in the hose for a brief while, but no rainout. I heated up the room a little (68F) and the condensation went away. I realize I could try hose insulation (or, if really necessary, a heated hose), but I've personally been more comfortable with a warmer room.
I have to say that I agree with Sharon Fine. The only time that I have a problem with the rainout or tropics in my mask is if the humidity is set too high for the room temp. I keep my room really cool and like to push as much humidity as I can so as to not dry out my throat and sinuses. It is a constant battle so I also have a humidifier running in the room at about 55% and then do not run the APAP as high on the humidity.
I have experienced having the water forming in the mask and then being worried about drowning. Is the drowning fear a reality or not so much to worry about>
I realized recently what could happen when you turned to agressively over in bed and had your tubing tangled in your covers. Yes, you are right the whole cpap unit hit the hardwood floor. So resmed would be happy to know that their S-8 unit passed the consumer reports test for abusing your cpap unit. I am going to keep mine on the floor from now on.
I have tried everything and nothing is working for me. Today I woke up with a mask full of water, It is very frustrating and there are days I just want to quit. I have checked for leaking and having no leaks. I am using the nasal mask. it seems like it is one thing after another. I figured out why my eyes were watering so much and fixed that. I have tried the machine high and low. 8(
I keep mine just about 2-3 inches below my bed. Hose runs into bed under the covers. I've had no problems with rainout whatsoever, nor have I had difficulty with the hose in bed with me. I apparently don't move around a whole lot at night and the hose stays comfortable even under the covers. I rarely wake up and adjust it.

I AM interested in Daniel's using a room humidifier. With all the sinus problems I've had since starting CPAP (7) months ago (acute the past 4-5 weeks), I'm wondering if I could turn down my humidity settings if I had a room humidifier....worth a try. Thanks, Daniel!

Susan McCord :-)

Robert Grace said:
I realized recently what could happen when you turned to agressively over in bed and had your tubing tangled in your covers. Yes, you are right the whole cpap unit hit the hardwood floor. So resmed would be happy to know that their S-8 unit passed the consumer reports test for abusing your cpap unit. I am going to keep mine on the floor from now on.
If you have no problems with rainout then leave it in the convenient place on your nightstand.

Some general guidelines:

1. Below the level of the top of the mattress helps with rainout.
2. Above floor level helps keep dust bunnies from getting sucked into the filter.
3. Below the level of the top of the mattress helps reduce noise if machine is loud.
I usually keep my bi pap sitting on the night stand by my bed, but there has been several instances where I roll over and get my tubing tangled up in my covers and end up pulling the base off the table and onto the floor. It usually gets water in the hoses when this happens. So far my machine has held up pretty well, suprisingly enough. If I put it on the floor, then that gives me a shorter rain on the tubing.

I have on occassion had water to get into my mask. What causes this? I guess this is what people are referring to as rain out?

I have a phoebia about things getting into my mask and into my tubing such as wasps or whatever. I live in the country and I am very allergic to wasp and bee stings. I almost died from bee stings when I was younger. The thought terrifies me. I always try to remember to leave my mask under a pillow when not using it so nothing can get into the tubing.
what does resmed or
resperonics i
or the other manufacturers say

is there a max and min or optimum height

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