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    Niv

    Out of interest does anyone have a mask on when sleeping? I am often woken up during the night by the gurgling of water in the tube. Does anyone else experience this and how do you resolve it. I’m fed up being woken up and having to drain the water in the tube into the water tank.

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    Do you use a humidifier Madge?

    The condensation needs to be able to drain back into the water chamber so it needs to be low - mine is on the floor - and the hose should have a clear run down to the water chamber, no loops or kinks.

    I've a little cover onthe hose too to try stop it from getting too cold, probably doesn't make a huge difference tbh. Heated hoses are also available though may be not given out freely by your respiratory department. xx
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      Hi Ellie I do use the humidifier. I don’t place my machine on the floor it’s on a table next to my bed. Does the temperature make a difference too.
      perhaps i should give it a go lower down.

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        #4
        Madge The difference between the ambient room air and the hose air is probably negligible, given that the air passes over the warmer humid air of the humidifier only briefly, and the humidifier is set to a comfortable setting to prevent a dry mouth anyway.

        I sleep in a cold bedroom and my humidifier is at max. I also have a hose cover.

        Bottom line is if the condensation can't drain, it accumulates ang gurgles. xx
        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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          #5
          Like you Ellie I sleep in a cold room at night. I’m even wearing a pyjama jacket to keep my shoulders warm 😜 I will have to ask hubby to check the settings x

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