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Jul 31, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

Got a new humidifier but still have the problem. No answer yet from the supplier.

Jul 31, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

Thanks for the link. Still working on the problem. Can't figure out why it will work okay for a few nights, then suddenly get a humidifier failure message on my machine. I might try a new CPAP machine. Perhaps that's the problem.

Jul 24, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

I just had the humidifier replaced. Am checking with the supplier. Hope I can get an answer.

Jul 24, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

Does anyone have problems with the Luna H60 heated humidifier? I keep getting a "humidifier failure" message after using it for a short time. I have a new humidifier and a new water container and have not changed the way I sleep. This is a new development and is baffling. The CPAP machine works fine without the humidifier but I'd prefer being able to use both together.

Jan 11, 2019 · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

I was told I can wash my hose every other day if I use distilled vinegar (3 cups water to one cup vinegar). I pour it through my hose many times. I like to rinse my nasal pillow every day. I have been doing this for over a year with no problems. I hang up my hose every day to dry. I also change the distilled water every other day. No problems.

Hopefully over time you will adjust to the CPAP machine and will see it as your friend. It does take a while to get used to. Now I can't sleep without it. Keep the thought in your mind that it is a way to improve your health and feel less tired during the day. Good luck.

Nov 30, 2018 · Total hip replacement - What to expect for recovery in Joint Replacements

I had my hips done in 2001 and 2003 without cement which meant it took longer to heal. I used a walker for 6 weeks the first time, and 3 weeks the second time. I think therefore it's important to find out how yours will be done. With cement you will be up and around more quickly. As my procedure was so long ago, I don't know how the hips are done today. I've had very good luck so far. No problems at all. Good luck to you.

Nov 3, 2018 · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

I was originally told I could empty the water every 2-3 days, but I like to clean my hose on the same day I empty the water. It's easier to keep track of. It seems like there is a lot of varying information out there on how to keep the apparatus clean. I prefer the distilled vinegar because otherwise I'd have to wash the hose daily with soap and water. When I travel and can't get the vinegar, I clean every day. I'm willing to put up with the cleaning if I can get a good night's sleep. I wish there was some good scientific information on the best way to clean and on frequency. Anybody have such information?

Nov 2, 2018 · Cleaning your CPAP mask. in Sleep Health

I've been using the CPAP machine for about a year and a half. It has become essential for a good night's sleep. I was told I can clean the tubing every other day using distilled vinegar and water (3 cups water to 1 cup distilled vinegar). I just put it in a plastic bucket filled with the vinegar solution, pour the solution through the all plastic hose, and rinse with plain water. I clean the nasal cushion every day. I am religious about cleaning the tubing and it has become part of my morning routine. No big deal. I clean the other head gear about once a week and the distilled water holder about every two weeks. I change the water every other day and let it dry.