The shot in the first post shows leak graph
I think you'll need to try different mask or even different size 'pillows', one size larger or smaller, and see if works better for you
Ask your supplier for a chinstrap and keep an open mind about full face mask, can be useful for mouth breathers
I use one, whenever have a cold or just want a change from nasal mask
The conventional wisdom is to use a nasal pillow one size larger than you think you need, so it sounds like you're on the right track there. Not sure that increasing the pressure will reduce your leaks - that seems a bit counterintuitive. Have you tried using a chin strap? A lot of people find they help with mouth leaks.
Apnea Board Moderator
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Have you tried placing your tongue to the roof of your mouth???
This takes practice, but does work. Place your tongue to the roof of your mouth with the tip of tongue behind front teeth and suck upwards a little. This placement of the tongue will create a seal at back of throat and doesn't allow air to escape.
You will be surprised after awhile that this is where your tongue will go naturally at night.
The other thing is to try a chin strap.
Thanks everyone, I actually do have a chinstrap on order (should have mentioned that sorry!) so I'm hoping that may be of some assistance, but from reading other posts on here, it seems that others have had varied success at best. In relation to the tongue method, I actually do adopt this when I first go to bed, but I can't see how I can maintain it once asleep? I guess I'd never say never to a FFM, but it would certainly be a last resort but I will absolutely never give up on my treatment