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A newbie, my first night, and all these numbers...
#21
Here's an update for me...

I've been using the Wisp ever since I started therapy 5 weeks ago. But I've come to realize recently that I am having some mouth leaks...some nights I'll wake up 4 or 5 times with a painfully dry mouth and throat, while other nights only once or twice. I don't think I've had a night in two or three weeks now without having this issue, so...

I went to the DME and got a chin strap. Tried it last night for the first time. Not sure it worked as intended, but I am aware that any change or new equipment like this takes time to get adjusted properly.

I also picked up nasal pillows to try. While I do find the Wisp comfortable, I was still having leaks (I'm still very much in the dark about the numbers in my SleepyHead data and what my target range should be...so any help in that regard would be appreciated). MY first night with the pillows was not bad at all...my AHI is still under 1.0 (my average since beginning therapy is 1.16) and my leaks went down. I found that it was easier to sleep on my side and not have issues with the pillows like I did with the nasal mask...moving, etc. I will try another size of pillows tonight and compare...I'll also put the hose through the loop at the top of the headgear to keep it out of my way (when I did that with the Wisp, my numbers settled down even more).

So...I'm trying to get my leaks down...any help appreciated. I'm at a very good AHI and I am feeling better during the day now. Just trying to fine tune so I can hopefully start to sleep all night without frequently waking up...moving the mask/pillows, mouth leaks, etc...

My charts showing the AHI and Leaks are attached...
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#22
Your chart is a bit out of date, or your system is simply carrying an incorrect date.

But at <1 ahi you're doing fine.. Go ahead and continue to refine your leak rates as you get used to your new chinstrap and mask, but other than just getting more and more comfortable with your stuff, you're doing great!

The thing about the chinstrap is it should just be a gentle reminder to keep your jaw where it belongs and your mouth more or less shut. So don't over tighten it. Once everything is in proper place, your tongue will actually seal your airway.
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#23
(05-25-2014, 07:25 PM)retired_guy Wrote: Your chart is a bit out of date, or your system is simply carrying an incorrect date.

Not sure what you are seeing, but the chart shows the last 35 days, and the last recorded data was from last night.

There is a highlighted area in pink at the bottom showing leaks from April 30...that's just where my mouse was when I took the screen cap. But the chart is indeed current.
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(05-25-2014, 08:35 PM)BamaSteve Wrote:
(05-25-2014, 07:25 PM)retired_guy Wrote: Your chart is a bit out of date, or your system is simply carrying an incorrect date.

Not sure what you are seeing, but the chart shows the last 35 days, and the last recorded data was from last night.

There is a highlighted area in pink at the bottom showing leaks from April 30...that's just where my mouse was when I took the screen cap. But the chart is indeed current.

Oh yeah, I was looking at it crooked. Looks better with my glasses on.

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#25
More likely retired_guy was looking at it underwater, since he is on the Oregon coast.
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