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[CPAP] Significant major mask leakage
Sleepy head Summary says that you had significant periods of major mask leakage.
I have Resmed P10 nasal pillows. Not sure where the leak is coming from. The AHI is good.
Is there something I can do to fix this? Seems like a good fit around my nose.

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The tendency for leaks to flatten out below the large leak threshold is usually air escaping from the mouth. Do you awaken with a dry mouth?

You might reduce this leak rate with a lower pressure. You might try auto mode from 11-14 and see how it works out.
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Thanks for that, I did 2 weeks on an auto machine which averaged a pressure of 10.2. I am now on a fixed setting of 13. I am getting more dry mouth now than previously but my AHI is better on a fixed pressure. Have been thinking of lowering the pressure to 11.
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Hi Bruce456,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more responses to your post.
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Success, I turned the pressure down from 13 to 10.5 and the leak rate is down and AHI virtually unchanged.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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