Hear myself breathing - Normal?

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Hear myself breathing - Normal?

Postby Cheyenne » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:00 pm

I have the RevMed S9 model with heated hose and nose pillows.

Am I suppose to hear myself breathing - in other words the intake out exhale of every breath? I have the small nose pillows.
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Postby Janknitz » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:43 pm

Yes, what you are hearing is conducted noise in the mask and hoses. The short hose connecting nasal pillows to the larger hose tends to magnify the sound.

A few things help:

Covering both hoses with hose cozies.

Make sure that your hoses and mask are not resting on the pillow or mattress--both magnify the sound. The best bet is to hang them from the headboard or use a hose hanger.

Earplugs generally DON'T help because they will intensify the sound conducted in the bones of your head. White noise (a fan, sound machine, or mp3 player) will mask the sound considerably.

Over time you will get used to it. I can hear it at night when I lay down but often cannot hear it in the morning--I think my brain shuts off that hyper awareness as the night progresses.
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Postby Cheyenne » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:36 pm

Just checked on ebay for hose cozies. Do I want the ones that slide over the tube with a snap at one end and elastic at the other; or ones with velcro and snaps.
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Postby weliz » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:34 pm

Search for "CPAP hose cover" and you'll find lots. I got mine on Amazon.
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Postby Cheyenne » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:47 pm

Any style work better than another?

Also, how do you work the hose with a coat hanger?

I'd need a 10 foot hose. I understand the cpap machine needs to be lower than me. Then to elevate it takes some footage. Not understanding.
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Postby Cheyenne » Sun May 29, 2011 8:20 pm

Things are going good. I'm sleeping better and am used to the pillows, hose and machine. Still have bits of trouble when nose pillows come out of nose a tad; however all is well.

Thank you so much for your help. =D>

You are in "My Favorites" in case I need help again.
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Postby Janknitz » Mon May 30, 2011 10:01 pm

Good to hear you are doing well. I hope you figured out I did not mean to hang your hose with a coat hanger, but to get a hose hanger or hose manager (look on online CPAP supplier websites) to hang the hose over your head. Or you could go very low tech by putting a Command Hook on the wall and haging your hose from a stretchy band on that hook.

The point is to hold the hose up over your head to allow freedom of movement, and eliminate the issue of the weight of the hose pulling the nasal pillows out of your nose. That should solve that last bit of problem for you.
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