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Continous air out of vent nasal mask
#1
Continous air out of vent nasal mask
I’m new to Airsense 10 and trying different mask first time for nasal mask. I’m not new to Cpap have used series 9 resmed


Question 
Is it normal for Continous air flow out of vent when I just put on and all night? MyAir is showing leaks  I’m concerned about Continous air I read is coming from vent  on nasal mask. Also pillows 

Also severe dry mouth I’ve tried chin strap this happens with any mask even full face. I slept in recliner one night didn’t have this issue 

Anyone else.
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#2
RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
All mask have vents to expelled spent CO2. That should not be a problem. Put up an OSCAR chart so we can see what is happening.
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RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
Which mask are you using?  Some masks do vent more than others.  I especially felt more air venting using the airfit n20 nasal mask.
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RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
Using the AirFit N20 resmed nasal mask. It starts blowing air out soon as I put on and turn machine on. Even if I hold breath a few seconds
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RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
Same reply, all masks have a port they will ALWAYS blow air out the port.  You may have had a mask that defused the air but it was coming out.  Some masks have 2 ports some only one but they all blow air out all of the time.
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RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
Again I would suggest you post an OSCAR chart so we can see if you have any large leaks instead of just the normal porting.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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#7
RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
All masks are designed to vent air, otherwise you would be rebreathing the same air.

The mask venting ensures that exhaled air is flushed away and you always inhale new air.

Dry mouth is usually a sign of mouth breathing or not enough humidity. If you are using a minimum pressure of 4 as your profile states, you may be feeling what we call "air starved" and then opening your mouth to compensate.

Raise your minimum pressure to at least 6cm for now until we can see some data.

Be sure your machine has an SD card in it. Download the OSCAR software. Then follow the links in my signature line for guidance in organizing the daily chart and post data here.
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#8
RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
I like the n20 but find the air that it vents is way too strong.  Don’t know why they can’t dampen the exhaust.
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RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
Here is a YouTube review on the n20.  

https://youtu.be/3SM_HuhqeCk
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RE: Continous air out of vent nasal mask
Not familiar with Oscar app and who sees it?  Public ? I also found this post 

 the exhaust vent for your mask on the elbow. You should be able to feel air coming out there - this is an important part of the normal operation of the mask. If you look at it, you should be able to see small perforations on the elbow (do not block them). You may have felt the air coming out of the exhaust vent and thought it was a leak
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