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[Equipment] change mask
#1
change mask
what shoud i look for in charts when to change mask
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#2
RE: change mask
Welcome to the forum,

Most times when masks are wearing out, leak rates in your data will increase, or you may hear or feel more air leaks.

You can get OSCAR if you haven't yet. It's free to install and then you can see your data yourself. Data helps you drive your PAP therapy much better by actually seeing the needed info to manage settings.
Dave

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#3
RE: change mask
thank you for reply 
at what rate is and is not acceptable and which graph
i have OSCAR & SLEEPYHEAD both
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#4
RE: change mask
OSCAR will be the better choice, as it's being updated to fix bugs, etc.

If you have a ResMed, then there's a leak chart on the right, and 24 L/min is considered the leak redline. If you're using Philips Respironics, they show total leaks above and excessive leaks below on that right side leak chart. I'm not sure what Respironics leak threshold is.

And be mindful if yours is a Philips Respironics, it may be on the recall list.
Dave

OSCAR
Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
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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#5
RE: change mask
Thank you for your reply
I have a Respironics APAP purchased in the UK about ten years ago. i also have an S8 CPAP again from the UK set to 15
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#6
RE: change mask
I think these are 2 generations old, likely at or near the end of life. It may be time to start looking for a replacement.
Dave

OSCAR
Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
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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