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DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate
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DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate
Hello,

I'm using APAP Dreamstation and Amara View Oronasal Mask from 2 months with quite good results.
Recently I decided to try the DreamWear Nasal Mask.
The resulting AHI is about the same of oronasal mask but with nasal mask I see some leakage rate peaks on the sleepyhead graph.

Are these leak peaks a problem?
Why the dreamstation do not report any significant leakage?

Any suggestion?

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#2
RE: DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate
Your leaks aren't bad enough for it to effect your treatment. If they are you'll get a Large Leak shaded area in the event chart.
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RE: DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate
I agree with Walla Walla. Your leak rates aren't bad at all. At the pressures you are running, my DreamStation starts flagging large leaks when the total leaks get between 65 and 75cm. You have nothing to worry about unless they are disturbing your sleep.
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RE: DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate
Wish my charts looked like yours!
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RE: DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate
Thanks to all for the fast responses. 
I'll continue to test the new mask.
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RE: DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate
Mine is similar with a Dreamwear mask - soon to be posting my chart
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