I just wanted to talk about the continuation of my therapy a little. On Sunday night I tried to fall asleep for 2 hours but my ResMed Mirage Quattro ffm kept leaking, very bad. I finally got fed up with it and just took it off and slept without my Bipap. Last night I was determined to get back to it, I did a lot of research on masks and leakage, and I made sure to shave before bed, and wash my face. My mask was washed as well. I then tried to create my own mask liner and completely re-fitted my mask. I tried with the mask liner and the leaks were pretty bad so I removed it and seemed to get an alright seal. I had the ramp set to 40 minutes, and my pressures are still 14/10 for the time being. After a little while I started to notice leaks. I couldn't turn over on my side, but I did finally fall asleep. During the night I woke up a few times to small leaks, but I just tightened my mask and went through it. I did get some sleep last night. When my alarm when off, I ended up with around 7 hours of sleep, my machine gave me a smiley face meaning the leaks must not have been too bad, and most importantly my AHI was 4.6! This is great. I still have not had a chance to look at the detailed data as I had to get ready for work, but I will tonight. I am pretty happy with my AHI and this is with the settings lower than my Rx. Thanks for the help everyone, I still need to figure out why these leaks are happening, they are annoying.
Leaks happen a lot with a ffm. I had the Mirage Quattro and the Amara Gel (after trying to change from the Quattro FX) and had too many leak issues. now I use the wisp nasal mask and have great leak rates now. Something to think about. Also, you may want to address your cushion size. The wrong size can cause leaks as well
I just wanted to give an update, I got the padacheek liner on Monday and have been using it every since. What a difference! I am now able to not be bothered by leaks. One night my machine have me a frown face for leaks, but to me they were way less noticeable. For anyone having leaks I really recommend the padacheek.