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by palerider
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier

What defines "mild", anyway? If you can use it on yourself without getting a reaction--probably close enough. The idea is that tiny traces left after rinsing do not cause redness and itching. Since everyone is different, my mild may not be your mild. Probably best not to use industrial floor stripp...
by palerider
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: YEA My First Oscar submission
Replies: 53
Views: 1156

Re: YEA My First Oscar submission

I am still learning about Oscar and truly do not understand APAP induced CA's versus SWJ versus whatever. Well, it's very "Simple", (did you hear the sarcasm? ;) ) 'swj' or more formally called 'transition apnea' is(are?) caused because your body has different systems that control awake breathing a...
by palerider
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can artificial light damage mask?
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Can artificial light damage mask?

If you happen to have one, an ultrasonic cleaner is great for cleaning things like mask parts.Just fill with water, add a drop or two of dishwashing liquid, drop in the parts and turn it on. A quick rinse afterwards and you're done. Really vibrates the dirt out of holes and crevices. I happen to ha...
by palerider
Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier

Don't know if it will damage it since resmed cleaning guide says use mild soap so thought I'd ask. "mild soap" is a vague and undefined term. If the soap doesn't harm your skin while it's being used on your dishes, it should be "mild" enough for these purposes. I've used unscented Dawn for *years* ...
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Question re:Bi-level machine RX requirements and other things
Replies: 18
Views: 269

Re: Question re:Bi-level machine RX requirements and other things

thank you to everyone who replied more questions and clarification: - besides the higher pressure capability of a bilevel (relative to an apap), isn't the other difference of a bilevel that it can be set to a lower exhale pressure so it's easier to exhale against a high pressure? lower absolute pre...
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can artificial light damage mask?
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Can artificial light damage mask?

Ok, thanks... weird that I had not noticed any degradation before, at least not to the point I wasn't able to breathe with it anymore. You're supposed to clean the mesh on a regular basis, with dishwashing soap and an old toothbrush. I used to simply wash it by hand and under running water with dis...
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How to locate user manuals to change Cpap settings
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: How to locate user manuals to change Cpap settings

Incan understand that some would see this as dangerous as people could change their settings incorrectly.[/quote That is what we call "A lie". There's NOTHING "dangerous" about changing settings, the worst possible thing would be 'less than optimal treatment" and given that almost everyone that set...
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: Can CPAP cause tongue sores?

GuanYu201 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:54 pm
I have determined the cause of the mouth sores and you'll all be relieved to know that it's not the CPAP machine.
We knew it wasn't CPAP from the start, CPAP doesn't do that kind of thing.
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can artificial light damage mask?
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Can artificial light damage mask?

TheClerk wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:03 pm
Ok, thanks... weird that I had not noticed any degradation before, at least not to the point I wasn't able to breathe with it anymore.
You're supposed to clean the mesh on a regular basis, with dishwashing soap and an old toothbrush.
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Suggested replacement APAPs for Philips Dreamstation?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Suggested replacement APAPs for Philips Dreamstation?

Does anyone here have any APAP brand and model suggestions that might not be too jarring of a switch over from my Dreamstation? Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset , or S9 Autoset , superior in every way. Oh, also, are most PAP hoses "standard" ? that is, could. I use any mask I want with any brand of machi...
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Central apnéa settings cpap
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Central apnéa settings cpap

Hi! I have a resmed airsense 10. I have mostly or only central apnea’s every night. I have trouble to find a good setting for me. Difficult to find info what’s best when you have central. What do you guys have? Do you use pressure relief ( Epr for resmed) what settings works for you. I often feel t...
by palerider
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Waking with rapid heartbeat, blocked port?
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Waking with rapid heartbeat, blocked port?

tcal wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:13 am
I have a nasal mask and do think that my face gets buried in the pillow a bit
Unless you're using one of those plastic pillows like they have at hospitals, the mask will still vent through the pillow case and pillow material.

There may be other issues causing your rapid heartbeat, like apneas.
by palerider
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: YEA My First Oscar submission
Replies: 53
Views: 1156

Re: YEA My First Oscar submission

zonker wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:43 pm
a swelled head?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I'll have to open the other half of the french doors.
by palerider
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: YEA My First Oscar submission
Replies: 53
Views: 1156

Re: YEA My First Oscar submission

scf wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:16 pm
She does and you as well!
:blush:
by palerider
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: pressure difference with new mask?
Replies: 41
Views: 947

Re: pressure difference with new mask?

how about instead of being bitchy, you go back and READ any of the posted instructions and see if you can't clue into the *POINT* of them. Clearly you are an individual who lacks the ability and maturity to engage in a cordial manner with others. It's funny how people that are clueless always jump ...