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Excessive leak from pillow mask?
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Excessive leak from pillow mask?
I have a pillow mask with my ResMed AirSenese 10.
In the front of the mask, to both sides of the point where the tubing joins the mask, there is a kind of mesh (all plastic), which allows for some air venting.
When I get my hands close to that mesh, it seems to me that the amount of air vented through that mesh is excessive.
That air flow also produces a hissing which is somewhat a nuisance, and it doesn't look normal to me.
I have the CPAP since a few months ago, so I am not experienced enough for judging.

Can that venting/leakage increase with the use of the mask? 
I know there are other reasons for replacing (parts of) the mask, due to some kind of degradation, but I never read about degradation of that part.
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RE: Excessive leak from pillow mask?
AirSense 10 is the machine designation..

Can you give a mask designation so people can answer relevant to the specific mask you have?

You will need to give brand and model of the mask - for instance "ResMed AirFit F20" or whatever other brand and model it may be.
- They are not spelling/grammar errors.. I live in Australia, we do it differently Down Under  Big Grin -
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RE: Excessive leak from pillow mask?
(05-02-2022, 10:56 PM)Ockrocket Wrote: AirSense 10 is the machine designation..

Can you give a mask designation so people can answer relevant to the specific mask you have?

You will need to give brand and model of the mask - for instance "ResMed AirFit F20" or whatever other brand and model it may be.

You are right.
The mask is ResMed AirFit P10.
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RE: Excessive leak from pillow mask?
There is venting in front of the P10 and I use one myself. I wouldn't describe the venting as excessive or noisy. In fact, it is one of the quietest masks out there. I suppose the venting volume and sound would increase the higher your min and max settings are on your machine. For myself, I am at 10-16 and I do not find the venting noisy at all. In fact there is barely any sound from it but my breathing does create a bit more sound which is normal. If there are any breakages on the venting mesh or obstructions in front of it there would also be a louder sound with the venting air hitting whatever is there. Maybe check for that.
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RE: Excessive leak from pillow mask?
Just pick another ask if you want more noise.
I had issues with the P10 mask when I first started using it, My wife would wake me several times a night for several nights because she couldn't hear me breathing as she easily could with other masks.
The purpose of the vents, and all CPAP masks have them, is to ensure the venting of CO2 to minimize rebreathing of CO2.
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