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Amara View mask help please
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I agree, a pressure of 4 is way too low for most people. I could not breathe at that level. I don't like using the ramp feature, and certainly not for more than 5 minutes. Try turning the ramp off and set your minimum pressure to 6 and see how that works.
Then download the Sleepyahead software and check your data graphs for a couple of nights. With help from the experts here you will be able to adjust your settings to provide optimal therapy.
You should also obtain a complete copy of your sleep study reports and your prescription. They will help you and us to make the best choices.
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(10-20-2015, 01:12 PM)DannetteDN Wrote: I tried the Amara View mask and felt like I couldn't breathe with a setting of 4-20. The vents on that mask are near the nose, and not near the mouth. The instructions for the mask say to breathe out through your nose. Aren't we given full face masks because we are mouth breathers or have trouble breathing through our nose? The vents are small and it takes a while for the exhaled air to leave the mask. If they are further from the mouth, this would take longer and more exhaled air would be breathed in again. I switched to the ResMed AirFit F10. The vents on that mask are near the mouth, around where the tube goes in. My pressure settings haven't changed, but I feel as though I can breathe better.

I also could not breath with my Amara View however was using the wrong size cushion and went up one size and it is perfect now! Try another size cushion!
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(10-20-2015, 01:12 PM)DannetteDN Wrote: The instructions for the mask say to breathe out through your nose. Aren't we given full face masks because we are mouth breathers or have trouble breathing through our nose?

Possibly, but I would ignore those instructions. They don't make sense as it should be ok to exhale through your mouth.

Quote:The vents are small and it takes a while for the exhaled air to leave the mask. If they are further from the mouth, this would take longer and more exhaled air would be breathed in again.

The stream of air is moving so quickly that I don't believe this makes a significant contribution to the re-breathing of exhaled air. What the exhalation ports do is keep the hose purged of exhaled air so that your don't re-breathe it.
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