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Advice on AHI and Leaks please
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(02-25-2014, 11:46 PM)Gabby Wrote: Thanks Everyone for your help. It all sounds very positive, so I think I will stop worrying about my leaks and just get on with it.
I will start to worry if and when they get up near 24, is that right?

Sleep tight all...
Yep. As long as that 95% is well under 24 (and 10 is well under 24), don't worry too much about leaks---unless they start to wake you up. Any leak that is bothersome enough to wake you up has to be dealt with.


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(02-25-2014, 07:24 PM)Gabby Wrote: I just don't understand this leak thing and how many I am allowed to have. I see the green smiley face but am I meant to be trying to achieve nil leaks and I don't understand this 95% thing.
Smiley face indicate good mask fit. Even if 95th percentile is higher than 24 L/m, not the end of the world (providing median leak is low) only mean that leak was at or below this number for number for 95% of the time (not at this number for 95% of the time)
At times, my leak goes above 24 but I,m not bothered as long as not blowing toward my eyes or/and disturb my sleep,
Nil leak is just like nil AHI, not achievable all night every night but should not be the goal either


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(02-26-2014, 09:31 AM)robysue Wrote:
(02-25-2014, 11:46 PM)Gabby Wrote: Thanks Everyone for your help. It all sounds very positive, so I think I will stop worrying about my leaks and just get on with it.
I will start to worry if and when they get up near 24, is that right?

Sleep tight all...
Yep. As long as that 95% is well under 24 (and 10 is well under 24), don't worry too much about leaks---unless they start to wake you up. Any leak that is bothersome enough to wake you up has to be dealt with.

Cheers robysue, I feel much better now after everyone's confirmation.
Sleep Tight...
Gabby
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(02-26-2014, 01:02 PM)zonk Wrote:
(02-25-2014, 07:24 PM)Gabby Wrote: I just don't understand this leak thing and how many I am allowed to have. I see the green smiley face but am I meant to be trying to achieve nil leaks and I don't understand this 95% thing.
Smiley face indicate good mask fit. Even if 95th percentile is higher than 24 L/m, not the end of the world (providing median leak is low) only mean that leak was at or below this number for number for 95% of the time (not at this number for 95% of the time)
At times, my leak goes above 24 but I,m not bothered as long as not blowing toward my eyes or/and disturb my sleep,
Nil leak is just like nil AHI, not achievable all night every night but should not be the goal either
Thank you Zonk I always appreciate your help as well as everyone's. I feel a lot more at ease about the leak now and will not be as paranoid. I feel comfortable with the number 24 and now have an understanding of the 95%.
Sleep Tight...
Gabby
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