02-12-2016, 07:19 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-12-2016, 07:27 PM by surferdude2.)
Generally your leaks are well controlled but there is that one hour period (approx. 12:45 to 1:45) that you probably were awakened by the massive leak. That's when the bulk of your CA's were flagged. Without that one hour slice, your therapy looks excellent.
Perhaps a hybrid mask may be the answer if you can't control the mouth leak. Get a chin strap and keep trying. If you feel good, that's most of the battle won already. The numbers don't often tell the whole tale. Throw out the one big cluster of CA's and you'll see what I mean.
For many people, several CA's spaced throughout the night can mean the level of sleep is very shallow and good rest is not being had. They are often flagged while awake. You have an indication of that in your posted graph.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
Your leak rate in the graph is fine. Even when it shot up a bit, it didn't go into large leak territory.
I suspect that your machine uses more of the 6-18 cm range when you use the FFM vs. the Dream wear.
You have 2 options that you can try now:
1) narrow the pressure range and just go with the dreamwear. You can probably go to a fixed pressure of 9cm and evaluate your therapy and how you feel in the morning.
2) the other way be to go with the FFM but raise your min pressure from 6 to maybe a 9. I am just speculating here since we haven't seen a chart from your FFM nights.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.