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Air Leaks Wisp
#1
Hi,
I am have air leaks towards the top of the nose bridge. Any ideas in what to do?
Ron
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#2
(06-22-2013, 06:52 PM)packgreen49 Wrote: Hi,
I am have air leaks towards the top of the nose bridge. Any ideas in what to do?
Ron
I don,t use the Wisp, try loosen the straps or even different mask
Its common to try multiple masks until you meet the right one works for you



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#3
I have tried different styles of masks, but this was the best for me.
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#4
(06-22-2013, 06:52 PM)packgreen49 Wrote: I am have air leaks towards the top of the nose bridge. Any ideas in what to do?

Ron, the Wisp has several adjustment positions with the velcro ends of the bands, and you can also adjust the position of the bands on the head. I found that it worked best when I make sure the top band is straight across the top of my head and not back so it is sort of above the ears. I also had a lot of leaks in general until I tightened up the straps a lot. Note that the last comment is contrary to conventional wisdom, which is "looser is better." I'm here to tell you that conventional wisdom is not always right. Keep tweaking the adjustments until you get the leaks under control, and don't be afraid to try it a bit tighter.
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#5
Technologist at the sleep lab I went to is strongly of the opinion that looser is not better. He tightened my mask a lot. I now have red marks on my face in the morning, but think I am sleeping better.
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#6
OK. I will try both suggestions tonight. I am afraid of making it too tight because the tabs might break away from the mask. It happened before. I am using my second mask in about 4 months.
Ron
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#7
(06-23-2013, 01:07 PM)packgreen49 Wrote: OK. I will try both suggestions tonight. I am afraid of making it too tight because the tabs might break away from the mask. It happened before. I am using my second mask in about 4 months.
Ron

I use my wisp without the tabs because they kept on breaking. I just removed them and put the straps from the headgear through the mask. I loosen the straps when I take the mask off. No problems.
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#8
Everyone thanks for the help. The last 3 nights, I have used moleskin around my nose. I am not getting air leaks. My next step will be to get the gel nose pad.
Ron
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