(07-20-2014, 03:51 PM)PaytonA Wrote: becker,
Will the Simplus mask remain leak free at 20 cm/H2O. Could you try that for me if you have not already? I am interested in Simplus but I need to have it maintain a seal at 20. Someone on the forum back some time ago said that the Simplus was great for them until their pressure went up near 20 and then it leaked a lot.
I have tried the MaskFit function, which I believe will put the pressure up to the max, and since my settings are 10-20, it should have gone up to 20. As I recall, it may have had some leak, but not much. Of course, there is no data recorded for such a test, but my impression is it did pretty well. Since I no longer sleep on my back, my pressures are rarely up in the area you are interested in. I have looked back thru my Sleepyhead data, and found a few days where my pressure went up in the 17 - 17.5 range. When I looked at the leak graph, I found some leaks, but not at the point of the peak pressure. I went back to a few days prior to starting the Simplus trial, and the leak graph is showing constant low-level jitter. When I selected days with the Simplus, the leak graph spends a lot of time sitting at zero.
I don't know your situation, but I chose to disregard insurance, and trial the Simplus as soon as I got a copy of my Rx. I used Supplier #26
, and they allow a return for full refund for up to 30 days. It was such an improvement, there's no way I was going to return it. I'll use insurance for replacement cushions, etc. as time progresses. Also, there is a sizing guide available for this mask. You just download and print the .pdf (making sure it is set for 100%). They also included a 1"x1" square so you can be sure it is right. Then you cut out and try one or more of the guides, and see which one fits best. Worked well for me.
Since no two faces really match, my favorable experience or someone else's negative result may have nothing to do with how it might work for you. If you can arrange it, I would recommend a trial.
Good luck, and I hope this is useful info.