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Using humidifier
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All the tips I've read regarding cleaning the humidifier state regularly washing with a gentle soap and water and only using distilled water. I've been using boiled, cooled water and assumed this was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Apr 28.

 

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Kath Hope replied to Maxine Chaplain's discussion Using humidifier
"You're welcome Maxine.  I have to say that although it's more expensive using distilled, I now never get any build-up of minerals/limescale in my humidifier and don't even need to clean it with vinegar.  I just spray the…"
Apr 28
Maxine Chaplain replied to Maxine Chaplain's discussion Using humidifier
"Thanks so much for the advice. I now have my new one and will try the water/vinegar regime. Yes, we do live in a very hard water area which doesn't help so I'll give the distilled water a go too. Many thanks "
Apr 28
Kath Hope replied to Maxine Chaplain's discussion Using humidifier
"Hi Maxine That advice is correct, except you really want to be giving a deeper clean once a week with a more natural disinfecting regime.  The manufacturers recommend doing this with 1 part of white vinegar to 5 parts water and leaving to…"
Apr 26
Maxine Chaplain posted a discussion

Using humidifier

All the tips I've read regarding cleaning the humidifier state regularly washing with a gentle soap and water and only using distilled water. I've been using boiled, cooled water and assumed this was OK. My humidifier has gone white and crazed and the seal is going mouldy. Fortunately my sleep clinic is happy to provide a replacement but I'd like to know if anyone can offer advice on how to prevent it happening again. Many thanks. See More
Apr 26
Maxine Chaplain left a comment for Karen Hamer
"Thank you Karen. Your suggestions are good and I will certainly give them a go. To be honest, I feel so good about life after years of fatigue that this just a minor problem. I'm sure I will crack it! I'm definitely going to try a silk…"
Jul 17, 2019
Karen Hamer left a comment for Maxine Chaplain
"Hi Maxine - I also suffered similar problems,  and early on started to use a hair net. Not the sexiest of looks but it helps! You can buy sleep hair nets from High St chemists.. I also have a silk hair cap and a light jersey cap which I got off…"
Jul 16, 2019
Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you for the reply, Kath. I had thought about making myself a cotton cap but have been putting it off thinking that I just don't need something else on my head during the night! I will give it a go and let you know. "
Jul 16, 2019
Maxine Chaplain replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to Sleep Apnoea. I was diagnosed a few weeks ago having 50+ events per night. I'm doing well with my Resmed machine and mask, however I wonder if anyone else suffers from an itchy scalp where the…"
Jul 15, 2019
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Treatment Being Used, if any?
CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Make or Model?
Resmed S10 Autoset
If Mask Being Used, What Type or Name?
Resmed full face F20

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At 9:19 on July 16, 2019, Karen Hamer said…

Hi Maxine - I also suffered similar problems,  and early on started to use a hair net. Not the sexiest of looks but it helps! You can buy sleep hair nets from High St chemists.. I also have a silk hair cap and a light jersey cap which I got off the Internet. I also swear by a pure silk pillowcase which is not only cool on the head,  but also helps with moving around in the night as there is less friction. Hope this helps a little and good luck - am sure you will start to feel the benefits of using the CPAP very soon once the little irritations are sorted.

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