a heated humidifier
would help you very much.You can adjust the amt.of humidification, some people like it at at higher #. WHen I had the study they did Not use a humidifier
and I had a lot of nasal problems you are describing. I can't guarantee that the htd humif. would work and help, but you may want to browse the humidifiers on cpap.com
and call and discuss with them. I do not think you need a scrip for the humidifier
Sounds like you have a straight cpap
, so maybe you're getting too high a pressure.
The auto would be set with a range and would only give you the amt. of pressure you NEED, not what it's just calling to ramp up to.
If you call cpap.com
they can walk you thru the differences and benefits.
I had a very bad time with a straight cpap
. These are all my opinions and observations only.
Check it out.............it may help w/humidifier...down the road maybe an auto? Or talk to sleep dr. and see if you can have your pressure changed, tell him/her of your continuing nasal problems.
What kind of mask (nasal) product are you using?
Once you get thru the quagmire of what type of masks/machines/humidifiers to use to help, then hope you can feel better.
Let us know how you're doing ok?
Thanks for encouragement.
As to machine, it is RemRest C1001, setting is 11cm with ramp of 15 min. Shows date of 7/7/04 so that should be my beginning date not April 2004. There is no humidifier
. that is one reason I'm asking for advice.
As to autopap or straightpap I wouldn't know one from the other unless there was a sign on it.
To answer Chris, the "upfront" was a lame attempt to describe the body's state when every fiber in the body is saying "sneeze" but you can't. Picture yourself with your head tilted back about to sneeze with the tickling sensation in control. And try living on edge that way for a few hours at a time. In between, blow the nose 2 or 3 times every 60 seconds or so.
When I go off the machine for long enough, no sweat, I'm normal. And almost no problem actually sleeping. It's when I get up - rested - that the trouble begins. Wondering if a humidifier
The machine has been a big help. Up until the rhinitis type symptoms put in an appearance, I was thrilled to death with a machine I put off investigating for 10 years. I have 2 brothers, older and younger, who were on it for 12 and 13 years and swear by it.
I'm thinking now though that I may have to look at those dental devices or whatever. I know I don't want to go under the knife unless it's absolutely necessary. As I said, I would welcome any suggestions. And thank cpaptalk for the forum.