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by Jlfinkels
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Flying to Mexico with distilled water and cpap machine
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Flying to Mexico with distilled water and cpap machine

Just use local bottled water. As a frequent traveler to Mexico I’ll second PaleRider’s bottled water comment. Depending on your constitution one should avoid tap water for any use other than bathing, which includes CPAP use. You can find distilled water at most Farmacia’s, but any bottled water is ...
by Jlfinkels
Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nose sores making cpap impossible
Replies: 27
Views: 2460

Re: Nose sores making cpap impossible

Something to consider is Bleep, either the original DreamPorts or the new Eclipse. The only connection is with some medical grade adhesive that holds the DreamPorts or Halos to your nose. A few have complained of allergies to the tape, but that seems to be rare. You can contact them and Stuart may b...
by Jlfinkels
Wed Jan 04, 2023 8:07 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense / AirCurve 10 Humidifier Chamber running dry in middle of the nght
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: ResMed AirSense / AirCurve 10 Humidifier Chamber running dry in middle of the nght

Looks like it was a fun project and quite an ingenious design. You may have a few patentable ideas there, so offering the designs for free is kind of you. One small suggestion is to come up with a way to cover the top of the water storage to filter dust and keep critters out, but still allow air to ...
by Jlfinkels
Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep Eclipse...so far
Replies: 70
Views: 17292

Re: Bleep Eclipse...so far

Thanks for posting this as I’ve been thinking about doing some “Bleep Tips” from my experiences as a fairly new bleeper of a few months, so here are some subjective responses. One point to note is that Stuart has done some very good videos showing not only how to put on and take off the bleep produc...
by Jlfinkels
Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Serious issues after 25 years of CPAP
Replies: 22
Views: 1874

Re: Serious issues after 25 years of CPAP

I do better sleeping on side and use a lot of pillows to keep me on side. I have some issues with numb arm or shoulder pain on side. Some nights I end up on back and wake up with my tongue stuck to roof of mouth, drier than the Sahara. My humidifier runs dry in 4 hours on Auto setting. I cannot hel...
by Jlfinkels
Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: YouTakeMyBreathAway's Therapy Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 26201

Re: YouTakeMyBreathAway's Therapy Thread

Miss Emerita wrote:
Mon Dec 26, 2022 7:07 pm
Cerve Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream might help to you.
Miss Em, did you mean CeraVe?
by Jlfinkels
Sun Dec 25, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My First Sleep with Bleep Eclipse Halos.
Replies: 14
Views: 1612

Re: My First Sleep with Bleep Eclipse Halos.

I suggest just putting them away for a bit. Changing a mask is a big deal and it could just be you need to have the right opportunity to try them again. if at a later time you try them again and find they just don’t work, then you gave it the old college try. If you sell them off now and want to try...
by Jlfinkels
Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Happy Christmas!

A quick thank you to everyone on the forum for your continued support of us newbies, oldbies, middlebies, and everyone in-between. I hope that Santa/Hanukkah Claus leaves you a brand spanking new Bleep Eclipse or other mask of choice in your stockings this year. You make using a CPAP bearable and yo...
by Jlfinkels
Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Replacing Resmed Airfit F 20 mask cushion
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Replacing Resmed Airfit F 20 mask cushion

Mine is only used a few times a week or so, but it is over two years old. Still works fine.
by Jlfinkels
Wed Dec 21, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: WatchPat sleep study Question
Replies: 34
Views: 2276

Re: WatchPat sleep study Question

Perhaps a better way to express my question: Is "pAHI" and "AHI" clinically the same thing? Put another way, could everywhere AASM mentions "AHI" be replaced with "pAHI"? The crux is: Apneas and Hyponeas are measured events, the criteria for those events are delineated by AASM. Are there similar cr...
by Jlfinkels
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Orange marking on resmed airsense 10 tube outlet
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Orange marking on resmed airsense 10 tube outlet

loggerhead12 wrote:
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:09 pm
It's a racing stripe. Comes on the sport model.

Both of mine have that too.
Little known fact that I just made up. The designer of the Resmed CPAP’s used to paint race cars for Lotus.

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by Jlfinkels
Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Airsense 11 Water Tank - Not "clicking" in correctly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2941

Re: Airsense 11 Water Tank - Not "clicking" in correctly?

There is a design flaw in the AirSense 11. I was having trouble with my new AirSense 11 tank articulating with the machine and noticed the following. The silicone connector ON THE TANK is round. The silicone connector ON THE MACHINE (you can see when you look inside the tank space) is actually slig...
by Jlfinkels
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: TMJ comorbidity
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: TMJ comorbidity

I do not have TMJ but wear earplugs almost nightly due to a similar situation with a spouse snoring like a drunken sailor. I have not seen any change in AHI with or without ear plugs. I can imagine the change in ear pressure may affect some folks, but we’ll need experts to weigh in. I use these earp...
by Jlfinkels
Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New to CPAP - Help with pressure settings (ResMed AirSense 10)
Replies: 25
Views: 1692

Re: New to CPAP - Help with pressure settings (ResMed AirSense 10)

Now, THOSE settings are crazy. Why is that? Because a setting of 4 is correct for very very *very* few people. many people have trouble even breathing at a pressure of 4. Reducing the max pressure is also foolish except in a few cases. Based on the screenshots you provided, your pressure should pro...