Hope2SleepGuide

Sleep Apnoea Forum Bringing Help + Support to the Patient

Hello 

I was wondering if anyone had any experience or ideas about excess water in cpap mask.

I'm wearing a resmed swift fx nasal mask and I wake up with a lot of water in the pillows and also near the vent. The thing is I don't use a humidifier as I've never had trouble with dry mouth or anything. Every night I wake up with the water either pouring out the vent holes or back into my nose.

The sleep clinic are baffled by this and they say they've never heard of it happening with cpap users who don't use a humidifier. They recommended I go to my GP and ask for steroid nose spray, which I have and they have made no difference. The GP couldn't see anything in my nose apart from a really tiny polyp in the right nostril.

Any ideas or tips to stop this would be great.

Thanks :)

Views: 27

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Katie. I'm surpised the clinic haven't come across it before as we hear of it quite a bit, although it is more common when people use humidifiers.

The culprit will be down to your bedroom temperature and happens when you exhale into the cold mask.  I would try a hose cover on your hose to insulating it http://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/cpap-ventilator-hose-cover.html and if possible to raise the temperature of your bedroom a little.

Hi Kath,

Thanks for replying, the way they were going on about it at the clinic you'd think I'd come in with some kind of unknown disease!

That makes sense, our bedroom is quite cool all the time. I'll give the hose cover a go first off see if that makes a difference, my partner prefers a cool room.

Thanks again!

It is down to the mask being cold not the tubing, though it wouldn't do any harm to try it.

It is just the same as breathing against a cold mirror, the condensation you see there is exactly wht is happening when your warm breath hits a cold mask, cold air being blown through the mask will keep it cold, so if cold air is going into the mask it will cause condensation from your breath.  Heat the room a bit, or do as the older crowd did, put a light buld beside the air intake to warm the air up as it comes to the machine (but not to close) however, the warmer air might result in you needing a humidifier.  You used to get tiny 100 watt heaters that could be put close to a machine, but I have not seen these far some time now.  Warm air might cause a bit of dryness, so don't over do it, or you might be wanting a humidifier next!

Warm up the air in the room a bit.

No, it's not you Katie, as we really do hear of this.  It's worth trying a hose cover as it seems to help others with the same problem.  If it doesn't cure it I would ask for a humidifier.

Katie Ward said:

Hi Kath,

Thanks for replying, the way they were going on about it at the clinic you'd think I'd come in with some kind of unknown disease!

That makes sense, our bedroom is quite cool all the time. I'll give the hose cover a go first off see if that makes a difference, my partner prefers a cool room.

Thanks again!

If you have the right machine, a heated hose might help a lot.

You are getting condensation without a humidifier at the moment, the last thing you want to do is add one.

However, it might need to be at a low setting, just enough to heat the air going through the hose.

If you then suffer from dryness, you will need a humidifier, but then you might get more condensation in the mask, so you will need a humidifier on low and the heated hose on a higher setting.

What make and model of machine do you have?

Hi,

Thanks for your replies. I have a resmed s9 escape machine, which is the one the clinic provides as standard. 

I often find myself waking up with nasal drip and only really suffer dryness if I've been ill.

In terms of cold room, I can do with warming it up a bit and I'm in negotiations with my partner who prefers it cold



Sleep2snore said:

If you have the right machine, a heated hose might help a lot.

You are getting condensation without a humidifier at the moment, the last thing you want to do is add one.

However, it might need to be at a low setting, just enough to heat the air going through the hose.

If you then suffer from dryness, you will need a humidifier, but then you might get more condensation in the mask, so you will need a humidifier on low and the heated hose on a higher setting.

What make and model of machine do you have?

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Sleep Apnoea Forum

New to the Sleep Apnoea Forum? 

1. Stop by our Sleep Apnoea Welcome Center to introduce yourself to the SleepGuide community.
2. Start a New Topic of Conversation.
3. Post your photos - of yourself, your old CPAP machine, your new CPAP machine, your pet, something about you!

Interested in advertising, have a problem or need to contact us? Click the Report an Issue page.

 

Latest Activity

ROBERT O'BRIEN is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
22 hours ago
John Wilkinson posted a discussion

Dreamstation humidifier heated hose and simplus 'mask type' settings

Hi Everyone,I have recently purchased and started to use a heated hose with my dream station humidifier as my unheated hose used to 'bubble and gurgle' with condensation and also wet my face, even on a 2 or 3 setting and even when I used a hose…See More
yesterday
ianmcnamara replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Hi David, i'm also on the Airsense' 10Elite bout 3 week's and i do feel better being on it, I'm on the Full face Mask Airfit F20,  My data for mask off is nil but i must say it is a comfortable for what iv'e been…"
yesterday
ianmcnamara replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"Hi thank's for reply sorry i'm late, Yeah i feel a lot better thank's by just changing from Nasal to Full face What a pleasure it is getting your head down once again Iv'e even Started to Dream Again Lol ,    …"
yesterday
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi all, I thought to update you on my progress. I have been using CPAP for a while and it is going well. I had my second visit to sleep clinic and they said I am doing really well and adjusted my pressure to bring down the AHI below 5. I sent my SL1…"
Monday
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
" "
Monday
Timothy Watts is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Saturday
Sleep2snore replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
"Hi John, Good to see you are getting to grips with your CPAP machine.  It take a while for your body to get back to a normal function after struggling against Sleep Apnoea.  You have still a bit to go to get down to where you should be,…"
Saturday
Sleep2snore replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"How is the new machine going, sounds as if you are a bit happier with it and the new mask?"
Saturday
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Mask leaks are a problem for most of us. The amount MyAir says leaks depends on the type of mask you have, there is an expected leak rate due to the vents on the mask itself.  This has to be expected as the machine can't tell which mask…"
Saturday
Profile IconLara and Heidi Allen joined Hope2SleepGuide
Jan 11
David Vinnicombe posted a discussion

Mask Leaks

Hi,My CPAP machine is the Resmed Autosense 10. I recently started to visit the Resmed MyAir site to check the data that my machine was sending. When I wake in the night I often notice that my mask is leaking so I have to re-adjust. On checking the…See More
Jan 6
Sleep2snore replied to ianmcnamara's discussion ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask
"If you are now on an Airsense10 Autoset you are onto a good machine, if it is the CPAP it is quite basic but from there up they are very good.  Very quiet machines in any case."
Jan 1
Sleep2snore replied to Hazel Hall's discussion Heartburn
"Some people get this and also air getting into the stomach. It may be air is getting into your stomach and you are burping it up along with some acid re-flux."
Jan 1
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
"Hi Kath, Thanks for your reply. I am not sure if the clinic have adjusted the pressures on my cpap machine. I will ask when I go for my next review at the end of January. Also I have bought an insulated sleeve for my breathing tube. Hopefully…"
Jan 1
Hazel Hall posted a discussion

Heartburn

Since using my CPAP I have been getting constant heartburn during the day. I thoughf heartburn was a sypmtom of sleep apnoea, but is it also a side effect of using a CPAP machine?See More
Jan 1
ianmcnamara posted a discussion

ResMed AirSense 10 & F20 Face mask

Hi iv'e had a ResMed S8 for year's Wednesday night it burst into flames next day i'm on the phone the Lady said can i be there for 11am i was there anyway i came home with Above Machine, For Year's iv'e put up with Nasal Cones up my Nose Tape my…See More
Jan 1
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Cleaning tubing
"It sounds like your house is on the cooler side Linda.  If it's just a few droplets you can put the hose onto your machine and blow the air which will probably dry it off, but a spare hose is a good idea anyway so you don't have to…"
Dec 29, 2017
Katie Ward replied to Katie Ward's discussion Excess water in mask - no humidifier
"Hi, Thanks for your replies. I have a resmed s9 escape machine, which is the one the clinic provides as standard.  I often find myself waking up with nasal drip and only really suffer dryness if I've been ill. In terms of cold room, I…"
Dec 29, 2017
Kath Hope replied to John Wilkinson's discussion My first review
"Hi John Good to hear you're feeling some benefits after just 15 days, but with you saying you've come down to an AHI of 20, as you say, that's still moderate sleep apnoea, so hopefully the clinic have adjusted the pressures and when…"
Dec 29, 2017

© 2018   Created by The SleepGuide Crew.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service