Yes, I was thinking that I should keep a bottle of water handy to refill it partway through the night. I can't add a room humidifier because we get condensation on the windows if the humidity is any higher. I do hope that the Resmed machine will be better. I'll know in a few nights.Day 4:
I've been the ResMed machine for a few nights now and find several drawbacks:
Its harder to access the info I want on screen. I have trouble getting into the AHI info, etc.
The tank runs dry every night, even though I've turned the humidity setting down lower than I want.
The lid does
pop open if you don't push down HARD on the top. Its something I have to be aware of.
When filled to the line, the machine blows water into the mask. I'm not talking about it being over filled. Even slightly below the fill line
blows water into the mask. I have to under
fill it. This is a real problem, as it runs out of water way too fast already. This just adds to the problem and can potentially damage the electronics.
The only real positive of this machine is the quiet. It IS quieter than the trial machine I had from Phillips Resperonics. However, the PR homepage claims that their newer models are now quieter, and the screen is now backlit, so its easier to read the settings and info.
Put together with the drybox chamber that protects the electronics, the seemingly higher capacity of the water chamber, the better navigation, and more reliable latching of the lid, and overall sturdiness of the machine, the PR seems to be a better machine.
I'm going to ask my dealer to let me have a look at the newer model PR machine, and I'll probably end up buying one. Since I can't get into town yet, I have a few more days to evaluate the ResMed machine but I doubt that my opinion of it will improve. I'm very disappointed with it. Yes, its more appealing to the eyes, but what's important here is the treatment.