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Breathing out?
#1
Breathing out?
I have good bcc Luna cpap and have been given Phillips dreamwear nasal headgear
The air in seems fine without leaks
BUT
I find breathing out near impossible
Is it just me or is something wrong with my breathing? Or the 
Nasal part of the face mask?
Please
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#2
RE: Breathing out?
Sounds like there's no exhalation relief on. With other devices this is called A-Flex, C-Flex or ERP. I don't know the device. Maybe the pressure is also very high? Which pressure and which mode are set?
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#3
RE: Breathing out?
Can you inhale and exhale directly from the hose without any device, so hose pulled off?
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#4
RE: Breathing out?
Thanks for the reply  the machine is a BMC LUNA. I spelt it badly
The cpap works fine  but I think its the nasal input under my nose.
The air at all pressures comes in fine but i find getting it to allow exhale
Hard which makes it claustrophobic   Must keep trying   (With a stuffy nose!!!) Thanks

Sorry its a BMC LUNA
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#5
RE: Breathing out?
Stuffy nose? Do you have a cold? Maybe something helps against swollen mucous membranes?
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#6
RE: Breathing out?
The Luna has a feature called ResiFlex which is equivalent to Flex and EPR on the Philips and Resmed machines. This lowers the pressure as you exhale. Try setting ResiFlex to 3 and see how that goes.
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#7
RE: Breathing out?
What are your pressure settings? What mode are you in?
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#8
RE: Breathing out?
Thanks,   I,ve set it to 3 and will see if I sleep
As a starter with this machine which you know perhaps
You could suggest the max min pressures or is it worth
Doing a gradual increase from say 6 max   4 min and daily 
Increase  the 6 by 0.5  up to ???
Any comment from a claustrophobic !
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#9
RE: Breathing out?
If your min is 6 I would set it to 7 with the relief set to 3
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter

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#10
RE: Breathing out?
Robert have you had a sleep study or other diagnosis as a basis for setting up your machine? We really need some more details and data to give you good advice.
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