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Sytamra
Unread post  Post subject: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:11 am

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Location: Raton, NM
PAP Mask: PR wisp and Resmed N20
PAP Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Humidifier: Yes
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I frequently wake up feeling like the hose is kinked shut. Very difficult to inhale and I end up taking the Wisp mask off. Later, I can put it back on but it always goes back and I end up with rera's. Any ideas?


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:44 am
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PAP Mask: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask
PAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her
Humidifier: ResMed AirSense 10
Pressure Setting: Depends on the machine as I actually have more than one

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Which hose are you using?
Heated hose from ResMed...non heated hose slimline from ResMed...generic brand non heated hose??

Are you sure it is the long hose that is the problem and kinked??


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Sytamra
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:35 am

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Location: Raton, NM
PAP Mask: PR wisp and Resmed N20
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Humidifier: Yes
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Heated hose from resmed. I find no kinks but it sure seems like it.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:13 am
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Next time it happens...just pull the mask away from the nose briefly and then put it back and see what happens. Don't do anything but reseat the mask...let about 10 seconds or so go by before you put it back on your nose.

It's darn near impossible for the ResMed heated hose to kink bad enough to totally shut off the air flow.

Now if you are having an issue with the mask similar to what I have had with that mask...we can chat about it and your options.

Also...what are your pressure settings? and what is the pressure at when this happens?
Need the software to see what the pressure was right before you took it off.
SleepyHead works great with your machine.
http://freecpapadvice.com/sleepyhead-free-software

and you can find it here
https://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

more information about it here
http://www.cpaptalk.com/wiki/index.php/Sleepyhead


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Shirley
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:30 am

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PAP Mask: nasal pillows
PAP Machine: Resmed P10
Humidifier: yes
Pressure Setting: 10/17

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You may have the pressure too low. I could not breath till in raised the min to 8.


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Sytamra
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:39 am

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Location: Raton, NM
PAP Mask: PR wisp and Resmed N20
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set at 6.6 and sleepyhead says it stays there. it's like something is blocking the nostrils. removing the mask provides instant relief.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:42 pm
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Quote:
removing the mask provides instant relief.


That's kinda what I was hoping to hear. I had the same issue when I tried to use the Wisp...the pressure of the mask itself on the nose and especially the turbinate area is the cause for the congestion.

You will need to try a different mask. One that doesn't put any mask pressure on the nose across the bridge and down on the sides where the turbinates are.

So either a nasal pillow type of mask or one of the masks that just fits the cushion under the nose (DreamWear under the nose cushion).

Now I did have success with the Swift FX Nano...and it's very similar to the Wisp but it must either fit a little differently or not cause so much pressure or something because I didn't get the same congestion. I was surprised...I fully expected it to cause congestion like the Wisp did but it didn't.
I can't promise that it will work for you though.


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Sytamra
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Can't breathe...  |  Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:00 pm

Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:38 am
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Location: Raton, NM
PAP Mask: PR wisp and Resmed N20
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Humidifier: Yes
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That sounds reasonable. Till I can replace the mask, I'll try nasal strips. Hopefully they won't interfere and cause leaks.
Thanks!


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