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And another one bites the dust, leak solution that is...
Well, last night I tested my latest awesome solution to leaks, namely taping my mouth shut with painters masking tape. I will let you judge how successful it was.

There appears to be a number of times where the machine reset itself? The discontinuous lines for pressure etc? Does it just give up in frustration and try again later? I would understand if that is what it is doing - I could completely relate to that at this point Smile There are separate sessions listed for each. I don't recall turning the machine off/on. I provide a zoom in on one of them below.

I woke at 11:45 PM (after just 2 hours of sleep) feeling pretty good, and thinking I had had a full nights sleep with little or no leaks this time, imagine my disappointment when I looked at the machine and saw an AHI of 18... sigh. At least the time keep the leaks quiet enough so they didn't wake me up!

Leakage

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Interruption Example

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Apneas Example

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So, back to the good old F10 until I can figure out another way to get the P10 to work for me. I have a cervical collars on order and it will be here Wednesday. Maybe that is my silver bullet!

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Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
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05-09-2016 05:12 AM
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RE: And another one bites the dust, leak solution that is...
Have you had your nose checked out for restricted nasal passages? They could be restricting the flow and raising the pressure.

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05-09-2016 06:28 AM
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FrankNichols Offline

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Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

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RE: And another one bites the dust, leak solution that is...
(05-09-2016 06:28 AM)richb Wrote:  Have you had your nose checked out for restricted nasal passages? They could be restricting the flow and raising the pressure.

Rich

No, I haven't. I will look into that, but I did had a pulmonary function test recently which tested my breathing through my nose only and I was on the "very good" side of the results.

I think it is just habit. Having had sleep apnea almost my entire life and not knowing it, I think I have learned ways to "get by", sleeping on my side, sleeping with my mouth open, etc... now, I need to learn how to unlearn those bad habits.

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05-09-2016 06:33 AM
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RE: And another one bites the dust, leak solution that is...
Gotta fix those leaks Frank. You have smartstart turned on. Your machine is thinking you removed the mask when you have high leak, and it shuts down -- leak seals -- it restarts. I suggest you turn off smartstart. Just use the start button.

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05-09-2016 10:36 AM
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Carbon Offline

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RE: And another one bites the dust, leak solution that is...
Continuing along the nose angle, a simple thing to try that worked for me, and that shouldn't do any harm is to use a single squirt of a decongestant up one nostril only at night.
If that helps, that may be your answer. Then alternate nostrils each night. One dose every two nights to either nostril is not likely to give rebound congestion, while you get to see someone regarding longer term options (e.g. nasal douches, steroid rinses or sprays)
05-09-2016 10:44 AM
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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

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Location: Live Oak, Florida

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RE: And another one bites the dust, leak solution that is...
(05-09-2016 10:36 AM)justMongo Wrote:  Gotta fix those leaks Frank. You have smartstart turned on. Your machine is thinking you removed the mask when you have high leak, and it shuts down -- leak seals -- it restarts. I suggest you turn off smartstart. Just use the start button.

WOW! Thanks, good catch, Yup, I bet you are right, smart smart is turing it off because of the leaks - I would not have thought of that!

Thanks,

Yeah, I am going to try surgical tape. It is REALLY weird with that masking tape on, I can feel myself "puffing" occasionally, like I am trying to exhale through my mouth and the tape stops it, then eventually the tape, having been "puffed" a number of times, lifts up from my cheek and a mouth leak starts... sigh.
(05-09-2016 10:44 AM)Carbon Wrote:  Continuing along the nose angle, a simple thing to try that worked for me, and that shouldn't do any harm is to use a single squirt of a decongestant up one nostril only at night.
If that helps, that may be your answer. Then alternate nostrils each night. One dose every two nights to either nostril is not likely to give rebound congestion, while you get to see someone regarding longer term options (e.g. nasal douches, steroid rinses or sprays)

Sounds like a good idea to try, thanks. I will pick some up today.

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