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Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
#11
RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
OK, this are the 2nd two screen shots using the pillows.

   

   
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#12
RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
@SarcasticDave64 ... and now to the 'meat' of the matter OSCAR data for my 2nd night where I switched to the small FFM. This gave me a AHI=2.16 not an outlandish AHI=8.67 ... but even 2.16 is like double what I was used to seeing.

BTW my initial sleep study from 2017 done in a sleep lab resulted with:

"There were 8 obstructive apneas and 26 hypopneas, which produced and overall AHI of 6.8 (2.7 during NREM and 26.6 during REM). Respiratory events by body position produced and AHI of 1.5 in the supine position and 8.8 in the lef- lateral position."

1st two OSCAR charts with FFM

   

   
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RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
2nd two OSCAR charts with FFM

   

   

Thank you very much @SarcasticDave64 for your help. 
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RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
Sarcastic Dave is more experienced with all this than me, so take that into consideration. I am however a stubborn and obsessive cuss when it comes to running tests on my masks.

Dave's analysis of how leaks can skew AHI numbers is doubtless true. That said, I have had nights using nasal pillows, usually with a collar and sometimes tape to address mouth leaks, and where my leak rate was from 0-to periods of 15, with low ahi. These nights would register as "no minutes over the red line" on Oscar. Then, I would have nights using nasal pillows where my leaks were higher--perhaps 1 or 2 minutes over the red line, but more over 10 on the leak line. These would likewise have low AHI numbers.

My question is, when do I stop trusting the AHI numbers, relative to leaks? In other words, if I have no minutes over the red line, but some (many?) over 10, is my AHI report accurate? If so, I would likely decide to live with a collar, perhaps mouth tape (another story) and nasal pillows. And more leaks than I'd like.

But I'll follow this thread and hope Mike finds a solution to his FFM. then I'll do what he does!
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#15
RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
In this case so far, it looks like this goes to prove why theories can be blown very quickly when seeing data. Your AHI went up slightly after the mask type change to full face and leaking went up slightly also.

Inconclusive as it's only 2 separate one night shots. However this may not be an issue of any sort. Conclusion thus far? I'm more Watson than Holmes this time around.

FWIW try building a trend, seeing how AHI and leak rates continue. Meanwhile, I'm soaking my head at the Turkish bath with tea and krimpets. Or better yet coffee and donuts.
Dave

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RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
Where oh where is the 'head bang' emoji. I could use one. Yes, I'm going to continue using the FFM for at least a week.

@SarcasticDave64 ... a simple question I hope. With respect to the leak rate chart I posted from before the FFM does it indicate I'm having a problem with leaks that need to be addressed? Do you think I'm chasing my tail by trying to lower the leak rate with a FFM as compared to the Pillows I've been using since I started.

After 3 1/2 years being on 'therapy' I still feel like using a CPAP is not helping me sleep better, longer or wake up anymore refreshed than without it. In my house the biggest benefit is to my wife because it certainly stopped my snoring. That is one of the main reasons I keep using it, so I can sleep in the same bed/room as my wife. :-)
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RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
@hegel ... a kind of related question. What do you think of the fit / comfort of the Dreamwear FFM? I've had to snug up the head band straps tighter than I expected to 'pass' the Airsense's Mask Fit test. It's not super tight, but tighter than I expected. Perhaps it's because I have a close trimmed goatee. Just thought I'd ask your thoughts / opinion of it's fit.
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#18
RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
oh, oh, ... one other oddity I noticed. With the FFM the humidifier tanks is almost bone dry in the morning. With the Pillow Mask it consistently only used 1/3 of the water in the tank. This is baffling to me.
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#19
RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
Let's see... October 24 think this was to be a nasal or pillows...

The pattern is probably more like a mouth leak, flatter, somewhat elongated and round ish, mask leaking will likely be more sharp spikey stuff.

The stats on the left panel for leaks are as follows

Min 0.0 / Med(ian) 1.2 / 95% 9.6 / Max 13.2

Did to the ResMed leak rate redline at 24, all are below that, so it's OK. My method to not down leaking concern is overview in the chart trace, does it look bad? Then look at the left panel. I actually skip Max and go for the 95%, this is where your leaks were at it below x value 95% of the session. Your 95% was 9.6, a decent cushion below 24. No issue. Case closed on this one in particular.

Your full face was similar but leak rates in each was a click or so higher. Still a non issue. I guess what threw off my supposition was the wrong numbers on your AHI had jumped to 8 ish, I think you'd misread or a typo thing. Whatever it was no harm no foul.

If your numbers were similar on leaks, you can safely choose either, where comfort wins.
Dave

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#20
RE: Dreamwear full face mask setting for Airsense 10
(10-30-2021, 07:18 AM)MikeE3 Wrote: Likewise, with all due respect I did some research / google-fu / apnea board searching as well as reading the owners books and info on the packaging of my Dreamwear masks before asking the question. I don't have any Resmed masks. 

The Dreamwear FFM Mask instructions / package show a setting of "X1". (which BTW is the same value Phillips says to use for the Dreamwear (Pillows) Under the Nose Nasal Mask).  That's not a setting used by the Airsense 10 unit. 

Resmed's owner's book says to set their similar mask, the Airfit F30I, to Full Face and for their N30I Nasal mask use the pillows setting. 

So to me their's kind of a discrepancy between the two manufacturers which confuses me when using the Dreamwear FFM on the Resmed Airsense 10.

Phillips set's their FFM to the same value as their under the nose pillow mask but Resmed set's their version of the mask to Full Face. 

So that's why I asked the question because I'm mix / matching manufacturers mask and CPAP unit. If both my mask and unit were from the same manufacturer I have the info on what to set mask type.
Thanks Mike.

Read the instruction sheet. I use an N20 (ResMed).  I had it set to NASAL
That's wrong. The instruction book says to use the PILLOWS setting. I've put that setting in my S10 "for her"

Thanks so much.

I came here hoping to help you. You've helped me a lot!
Dave
DaveL
compliant for 35 years



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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