lakeboy29073 wrote:I currently have the machine on a night stand about 1 foot below my level (when on the mattress). Tonight, I will put in on the floor and have it about 4 feet below me. It would be awesome if that fixed it.
Since your machine is already below your head, I'd leave it where it is. You don't want it sitting on the floor, in any event. The suggestion made above (about attaching the humidifier, whether or not there's anything in it) is a good one; since the machine is below your head, gravity will see to it that condensation in your mask/hose is able to drip back into your machine. That's something you definitely want to avoid.
Some people keep the hose under the covers to keep it warm; if you don't move around much at night, hose clips ( http://www.cpap.com/productpage/cpap-ho ... igodigital
) are a handy accessory to help make that work. If that's not an option, make a hose cover (or buy one). Karen ( http://padacheek.com/
) makes nice fleece covers for many masks, as well as hose covers and other comfort items for xpap users. Doing what you can to keep your mask and hose warmer will help prevent rainout.
You don't say which mask you're using, but you might try some of the other rainout solutions in the Lab Rat Trophy Awards thread ( viewtopic.php?t=15104
). Necessity is the mother of invention, and this forum has benefited from some very clever problem-solving members, like this one: viewtopic.php?p=298845#298845
HTH. Good luck.
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