I keep a 'squirt-type' plastic container
filled w/distilled water nearby, and use it to safely add water to my humidifier. The tip is small enough to enter the hole, so no spilling, and no funnel is required.
I think what I'm currently using is a (Pepsi) bottle with a purchased attachment - works GREAT!
I've also used the small detergent containers that have squirt lids.
Yes, it takes awhile to get those cleansed - don't want suds, you know! and vinegar removes the odor.
When I was a 'newbie', I cleaned my hose, and found that adding a bit of mouthwash (one that TASTES GOOD) to the 'final rinse' was rewarding...that air smelled so much fresher!
Truer words were never spoken! I was very surprised at how asymetrical my straps were after adjusting them in bed! I'm a side-sleeper, and that must be the reason, in addition to any
This tip was given to me by RedThunder94:
In the first few months, it seemed that I was always getting 'itchy' places under my mask - very annoying, because you needed to 'sneak' a finger under the mask to scratch it! RT94 suggested, and it worked: rub your face vigorously before putting on your mask...it worked! I think my face is 'trained' now; rarely have that problem.
For anyone using the ACTIVA mask:
Check the seal before putting it on! Several nights I've had a 747-like blowing in my face because the mask came loose from the framework. What an experience! Talk about major leaks!!
Truer words were never spoken! I was very surprised at the asymetrical allignment of my straps after adjusting in bed also!
I'm a side-sleeper, which is probably part of the reason.
Respironics Auto C-Flex, HC-150, Activa, CL2 Simple Cushion, ComfortSleeve, Saline Snorter.