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[CPAP] Need help trying to understand where the air leak is coming from.
#31
Sleeprider,

The flow limitation and snore graphs have been enabled all along. Each display has more than one screenshot to cover all of the charts.

I do not see the OAs occurring at low pressure. In fact, many of them are occurring at higher pressure.

Are we looking at the same charts?

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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#32
One idea that occurs to me is to run the leak test with your mask off and covering the end of the hose with your hand. This should tell you if the leak is elsewhere than in the mask.
Ed Seedhouse
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#33
Thanks Ed, that was just way to complex for me to come up with for the OP. Oh-jeez Laugh-a-lot

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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#34
(02-14-2015, 05:40 PM)PaytonA Wrote: Thanks Ed, that was just way to complex for me to come up with for the OP.

I spent years diagnosing computer problems so I learned that when solving complex problems it is best to eliminate as many variables as possible.

Ed Seedhouse
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#35
quiescence at last, nope, hasn't been able to get one yet.

eseedhouse, I tried, there's no leak along the connection.

After tightening the mask and changing the settings of start and min pressure to 6.0, these are the results for last night. I'm suspecting the leak might be because of my movement when i sleep sideways and the mask presses on my pillow.

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#36
(02-15-2015, 12:09 AM)AnonAgent Wrote: eseedhouse, I tried, there's no leak along the connection.

OK, so now at least you know the problem is in the mask, or more likely in how you interact with that particular mask. If you can't adjust the mask to get good results it looks like you should be considering another mask, or even another type of mask.

I am struggling a bit with my Full Face mask at present. I really have to cinch it down to stop it from leaking. I will give it a bit more time and then maybe consider asking about a better mask from my DME supplier.


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#37
The higher minimum pressure seems to have helped prevent a significant amount of apnea, and the median and 95% pressures are higher, and that may be due to faster response from the higher minimum pressure. I think continue with this for a while and see if you continue to respond positively. Other than the leaks, you had a pretty good night. How do you feel?

Leaks are still a challenge here. I would encourage you to order a mask from a source that offers a 30 day return policy. If you want to continue with nasal pillows, the Airfit P10 is lower profile and may not get knocked around as much from side-sleeping. If that doesn't improve things, you might need to move towards a full face solution.
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#38
(02-15-2015, 12:09 AM)AnonAgent Wrote: . I'm suspecting the leak might be because of my movement when i sleep sideways and the mask presses on my pillow.
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Hi AnonAgent,
Have you considered trying to reconfigure you're pillow complement? Just in case that helps.
Someone on here suggested 2 soft pillows ,the bottom one horizontal and the top one perpendicular, so the mask doesn't have as much pressure on it while side sleeping. I found it really helpful.
Sleep well.
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#39
eseedhouse, i usually shift the mask slightly towards the lips. Air leaks out from the upper nose area most of the time, i tried tightening the top straps but it doesn't seem to help. For cases like this, is a full face mask or a nasal pillow mask more recommended?

Sleeprider, yes indeed it helps alot. I'm much better compared to the few sessions in the past. I'm sourcing for the mask locally first because if the mask doesn't fit me, returning the goods back to the country i order can be a real hassle. Like what i mentioned above, which mask is more recommended for such situation?

3porpoise, sounds interesting, i will try it and see how it goes.
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#40
(02-16-2015, 09:22 AM)AnonAgent Wrote: eseedhouse, i usually shift the mask slightly towards the lips. Air leaks out from the upper nose area most of the time, i tried tightening the top straps but it doesn't seem to help. For cases like this, is a full face mask or a nasal pillow mask more recommended?

Well the nose leak is one of the things I struggle with using my full face mask, too. I imagine the "nasal pillow" would be better for that, but have no actual experience.
Ed Seedhouse
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