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Rhahn427
Unread post  Post subject: Dreamstation  |  Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:30 pm

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I’m REALLY having a hard time understanding why ResMed would create the Dreamstation and not make a water reservoir large enough to last a whole night. I love the machine and I sleep great until the water runs out (usually around 4.5 hrs). It wakes me up with a dry throat and I have to refill the reservoir. The whole purpose is to give you a full nights sleep so why would you make a reservoir that is too small. I have read that a lot of others have the same problem. It is frustrating to say the least

Does anyone else have the same problem? Does anyone have a solution? Is there away to increase the reservoir size or make it last?

I have a high air setting, heated tube and heated reservoir set to 3.


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LSAT
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Dreamstation  |  Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:49 pm

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Location: WI
PAP Mask: Quattro
PAP Machine: S9 Autoset
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ResMed doesn't make the Dreamstation...Try adding a room humidifier. You must be in a very dry area or else your home heat is drying out the house. I assume you are mouth breathing...that will dry you out and use more humidity.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Dreamstation  |  Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:15 pm
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PAP Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 or DreamWear Gel nasal pillows
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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What is the ambient humidity in your bedroom?
What mask are you using?
What is the leak rate showing for your machine?
What pressure are you using?


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Daniel Gagner
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Dreamstation  |  Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:00 pm
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Location: Maine
PAP Mask: Respironics Dreamwear nasal
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I have a dreamstation but it's made by Phillips. My water container lasts 2-3 nights depending on the room humidity. Longer in the summer, less in the winter. Maine with cold dry winters, but we do humidify.


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dreamingofdreaming
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Dreamstation  |  Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:47 pm

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PAP Mask: Dreamwear nasal mask
PAP Machine: Dreamstation
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I have a Dreamstation. My humidity is set on 2 and water lasts all night. It's winter here and cold. My furnace is on all the time which makes it dry in my house.


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Lisalisacats
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Dreamstation  |  Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 am

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Location: Bay Area, California
PAP Mask: Respironics DreamWear Gel Pillow - FitPack-1124984
PAP Machine: DreamStation 500 Auto

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I have a DreamStation and I only fill it about 1/3 full so I'm not dumping water out every day when I clean it. I still have water in it. I live in the Bay Area in CA


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Dreamstation  |  Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:58 pm
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Rhahn427 wrote:
It wakes me up with a dry throat and I have to refill the reservoir.
You have a mouth leak and the water is escaping into the environment. You are also not getting the full benefit of CPAP because of this. You need a double sided boil and bite mouthguard, a chinstrap, or a soft cervical collar to keep your mouth closed....anything to keep the mouth closed. (even if you are using a full face mask. Something to keep from having mouth drop)

Rhahn427 wrote:
I have read that a lot of others have the same problem.
They have a mouth leak too.

End the mouth leak, and you'll only go through about half of the reservoir (depending on how high you have the heat).

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