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richard graham posted a status
"I feel like the humidifier is making me feel yucky and I'm waking up hacking and having to clear my throat a lot for a while."
Nov 3
richard graham posted a discussion

what's a good AHI?

I've been using and auto and it says my AHI HAS been between 4 and 6 and wondering what's a good range.
Nov 2
Andy posted a discussion

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
Sep 29
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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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
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"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
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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
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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

Hi

 

I was wondering with the Resmed S9 Autoset with humidifier, has anyone ever heard any clicking noise coming from the humidifier Airhose outlet ?  The clicking noise is soft and has an interval of 5 to 10 seconds, or sometimes have 3 to 4 clicks within a 5 seconds.

 

Regards

 

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anyone using the ResMed S9?
I have heard other people ask this question.  Sorry can't remember what the outcome was.  You might want to call your DME.
I use the S-9, but I have never heard any clicking noise. Mine is very quiet-no sound at all.

Mary Z said:
I have heard other people ask this question.  Sorry can't remember what the outcome was.  You might want to call your DME.
I have a ResMed 9, but no noise, except the air noise while I am trying to breathe.

Hi Guys

 

The clicking noise comes from the Humidifier Air Hose connector.  The connector is orange in color and has 3 metal pins that joins to the humidifier outlet.  But mine has got a clicking noise every 5 or 8 seconds.

 


Mine is not orange and there are no metal pins!  Are you sure they haven't given you a used one that somebody has messed with?  Mine has just a clear  humidifier outlet and the airhose has a grey rubber connector that just slides onto the outlet and  fits tightly. Something does not sound right. 

Johnny said:

Hi Guys

 

The clicking noise comes from the Humidifier Air Hose connector.  The connector is orange in color and has 3 metal pins that joins to the humidifier outlet.  But mine has got a clicking noise every 5 or 8 seconds.

 


Hi Maryann

 

I've attached the photo of the climateline tube that's connected to the Humidifier. 

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My hose has no pins. It just slides on. Maybe if you get a replacement it will be different and won't make any noise. How long have you had your S9? My insurance pays for a new hose every three months and I had to replace it once because it was split. But the original did not look like the one you show in the picture. Maybe they changed it sometime along the way. You know how they are always making things "better" and all they do is screw it up? I have only had mine since December 3 2010.

Hi Maryann,

 

I had mine only 5 weeks ago.  It's a good machine, but I've paid in full but my health insurance didn't pay it as I'm not on the top of the range cover.

 

 

That noisy hose is a special alternative hose for the S9 to control rainout/humidity levels.  Sounds like the clicking is part of the humidity adjustment feature.

The one Maryanne describes is the standard hose I also use which has no special humidity control...it's just a tube. 

I suppose you could try a standard hose if the clicking is annoying.

Hi Caroline, I could try a standard hose, however, when the machine is switched off, the clicking noise can still be heard. 

 

However, if I unplug the machine from the power point or pull out the power supply from the S9 itself, the clicking noise stops.

 

Hi Johnny, I am curious as to the humidifier setting you are using and if turning the setting down or  Off changes the sound and frequency of the clicks.

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