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by klm49
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resmed Aircurve Water Tank Mod
Replies: 20
Views: 409

Re: Resmed Aircurve Water Tank Mod

Has anyone modified the Resmed Arcurve water tank in a way that makes filling easier? My thought is to make a 1/2" hole in the top of the tank to allow filling via a funnel. The new hole in the water tank could then be plugged with a rubber stopper. This would eliminate the need for removing the ta...
by klm49
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Recording pulse oximeters that stay on the finger well?
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Recording pulse oximeters that stay on the finger well?

I'd like reviews of of inexpensive recording pulse oximeters that stay on the finger better, than finger clamp devices like the Contec CMS50DA+ I tried, even if I turn over while alseep. In addition to staying on the finger, I prefer units that time-tag data, in a format that can be input into OSCA...
by klm49
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips Dreamstation Constantly Restarting
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Philips Dreamstation Constantly Restarting

I've had a Philips Dreamstation for about a year and a half, and had no problems with it until last night. About 3:30 AM my house lost power for a few minutes (I'm one of those people that will sleep through a thunderstorm but wake up because of the sudden silence from all the various fans and whit...
by klm49
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP replacement for someone newly under Medicare
Replies: 26
Views: 1070

Re: CPAP replacement for someone newly under Medicare

So IMO this is pinching pennies yet promising you more like dental or eye care or transportation or OTC meds, etc. So choose your poison carefully. Indeed, But most people don't really understand WHY Medicare Advantage Plans offer "extras" like dental/eye/transport/OTC etc. It's not because they wa...
by klm49
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can you measure the actual fraction of inspired oxygen delivered when connecting O2 to your CPAP/Bi-level?
Replies: 7
Views: 711

Re: Can you measure the actual fraction of inspired oxygen delivered when connecting O2 to your CPAP/Bi-level?

So if room air is 21% FiO2, generally it's accepted that every increase in LPM is about a 4% increase in the FiO2. But with CPAP or Bi-level, depending on the pressures used, dilution occurs. So 2LPM delivered by a nasal cannula is not the same as 2L delivered by connecting tubing from a concentrat...
by klm49
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Inogen G5 Carry Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Re: Inogen G5 Carry Bag

Just gogt my G5 carry bag. What's the best way to deal with the 25" cannula? Do you just stuff igt in there? Seems pretty snug! You can buy different lengths and they are cheap. I use a 7' on My Oxygo Next which I am told is the same thing as the Inogen. I just coil it up and stick in the front pou...
by klm49
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Medical Marijuana
Replies: 61
Views: 13683

Re: Medical Marijuana

My RA has recommended Medical Marijuana, by the inhale method, due to severe chronic pain. I've been on it for 10 days Was hoping for a better and longer sleep mode, but still only receiving 4-5 hours. Usually dispense a treatment hour or so before going to bed. The other numbers are satisfactory H...
by klm49
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Machine turns itself off
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Machine turns itself off

I searched and didn’t see this topic. My Philips DreamStation is turning itself off at night. I don’t think I’m doing it during the night but will test this by putting a book on top of it. Could a loose mask cause this? The unit is four years old. Maybe the "Auto Off" is turned on. I believe if the...
by klm49
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Res-Med S9 with Hi humidifier
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Res-Med S9 with Hi humidifier

[ I have a S9-Hi Res-med unit and a Devilbiss 5 liter concentrator. Is there a heated hose with a built-in adaptor for the 1/4 inch tube that comes from the concentrator. Right now they have sent me a oxygen supply adapter that connects to your mask by your face. Is this the only set-up that you can...
by klm49
Thu Dec 09, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Res-Med S9 with Hi humidifier
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Res-Med S9 with Hi humidifier

I have a S9-Hi Res-med unit and a Devilbiss 5 liter concentrator. Is there a heated hose with a built-in adaptor for the 1/4 inch tube that comes from the concentrator. Right now they have sent me a oxygen supply adapter that connects to your mask by your face. Is this the only set-up that you can ...
by klm49
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Second Try at Mouth Tape - Excellent Results
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Second Try at Mouth Tape - Excellent Results

A week ago I posted about the success I had trying Azazar X-style mouth tape. After a few days of success I found the tape was not sufficiently adhering and I returned my purchase. I then purchased 3M Micropore 2” wide tape with a dispenser. Each roll is 10 yards. This tape has excellent all night ...
by klm49
Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Lip balm with mouth taping?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Lip balm with mouth taping?

I am looking into mouth taping. I read a review of mouth tapes and on one a lady said she was able to use the tape with lip balm. Have any of you been able to use lip balm while using mouth tape? Yes, I use Aquaphor every night with 2" 3M surgical tape. Works fine. The surgical tape works good but ...
by klm49
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Humidifier Capacity Request
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Humidifier Capacity Request

CPAP2017 wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:36 pm
I did one for the Airsense 11 last week to counter leakage from a new beard.
I have an aircurve 10 vauto. Both pictures appear to have the humidifier above the max level. If I overfill my tank like that I will get water blown in the hose.
by klm49
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Oxygen concentrator bubble humidifier - can you use with bi-level as well?
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: Oxygen concentrator bubble humidifier - can you use with bi-level as well?

Right now I have the ClimateLineAir™ Oxy Heated Tube connected to my AirCurve 10 ST-A bi-level, using a 25ft tubing connection to the concentrator. I use a bubble humidifier during the day when just using the concentrator via nasal cannula. I'm not 24/7 oxygen dependent, but sometimes I do use it d...
by klm49
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Daaylight Savings Time
Replies: 44
Views: 1761

Re: Daaylight Savings Time

Lucky me, my car updates itself.