I will start with something that has helped me (TupperwareTM ) :
I keep a TupperwareTM measuring cup with a good spout by the bathroom sink. The little Respironics funnel that came with my humidifier lives in the measuring cup, so I can always find it. The gallon bottle of distilled water stays under the bathroom sink.
I put the proper amount of water into the measuring cup, carry it and the funnel into the bedroom, and fill the humidifier. It is much easier to fill it this way than to carry the entire gallon bottle of distilled water, and I am less likely to spill it. And I dislike detaching the entire humidifier in order to fill it (just lazy, I guess).
I also keep a little square TupperwareTM container that is just the right size for my Activa seal. I use this as a little dish for soaking and washing the seal. That way I don't worry that my sink full of suds will be in my husband's way if he needs the sink. When I use a vinegar rinse, I fill this same little container with vinegar, soak the mask, then use my little funnel to return the vinegar to the bottle to save for reusing the next time.
I hope some of you might find one of these ideas helpful, too. Will some of you please share other little cpap techniques that have helped you?
P.S. I do not sell TupperwareTM, nor have I been paid for this endorsement .
|Machine: AirCurve™ 10 VAuto BiLevel Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier|
|Mask: Mirage Activa™ Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear|