freepostg wrote:Great idea. It's too bad resmed couldn't have figured this problem into the manufacturing of this great mask. I'm sure they would have held trials/studies et al. Perhaps they should be supplying this sort of thing for those that like a higher level of humidity. just my thoughts.
I think what Feeling_Better has discovered is that there are (2) major sources of rainout.
Most of us are very careful to insulate with hose covers....and keep our bedroom temperature high enough so that a lot of condensation doesn't form inside the hose.
The other source of condensation....is moisture that forms as a result of exhaled breath. That moisture usually forms inside the nose-piece.....very close to the nares....and if enough tiny droplets can get together, they'll form one or two big drops that wake us up......and cause instant profanity.
The wick inside the nose-piece will absorb a couple of big drops....caused by exhaled breath. It isn't designed, however, to capture major condensation inside the hose.
freepostg wrote:Last point and I'm sure well mentioned in the past but....just in case..forgive me as I am relatively new but...I now compensate for the rainout with my LT by ensuring the hose is "under the covers" -in fall/winter /and spring - the sheet/blanket and goose down duvet. Keep in mind, I live in Northern Ontario where the Winter has a tendency to be somewhat long.
I find that doing this, although it sounds cumbersome, controls rainout to a greater extent as the hose is kept at probably above 80 degrees-- I'm sure-(note how I used Fahrenheit rather than Celsius for our American friends). My hose is covered with Resmed's standard hose cover as well.
Prior to doing this, I had problems with rainout with my swift II let alone the LT..which as has been noted, has major rainout issues...which I personally feel is caused by it's smaller profile and limited exhaust..(mho)-my humble opinion!
feeling_better wrote:freepostg, Thank you for reminding me of this. I had also done this some ago, it definitely does help! I will add this to my original post among the collection of ideas mentioned as people already doing!
I want the hose go up over my head. With this routing, I found it difficult to keep the hose under the covers. Which way do you route the hose? Over your head or straight down?
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