The machine is awesome.
One thing that has me stumped, though, is how to keep the nasal pillows from getting wet and slipping out of my nose and waking me up.
I've tried it with no humidity at all, and on the lowest setting. I regularly breathe through my mouth, so the dry mouth is really not that annoying for me.
My nostrils are regularly blocked partially or completely, which is why I breathe through my mouth.
I have the AHI down below 1.0 on most nights, but just about every night now I wake at some point because the nasal pillows have water on the inside. Generally there's water in the mouthpiece below the nasal pillow as well.
Both sides, although unevenly - usually much more on one side or the other.
My only hypotheses are that (1) there's more moisture coming out of my nose than going in, or (2) there's more moisture in the mask than outside the mask. I have a vague memory that this is happening more in the winter than during the summer.
I also have a loose elastic holding the two nasal pillows together, which helps a little. But they still get wet and eventually they slide out.
|Machine: S9 AutoSet™ CPAP Machine|
|Mask: Mirage Liberty™ Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows With Headgear|
|Humidifier: S9™ Series H5i™ Heated Humidifier with Climate Control|