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05-30-2016, 06:03 PM
05-30-2016, 06:40 PM
The screenshot is fine, but you are experiencing a high leak rate. It's during the time you are having leaks that the cpap may not be able to keep up and could be missing apneas. Do you actually sleep through the time that SleepyHead shows the high leak (shaded in gray) on events graph? This can affect your quality of sleep and you may not feel great in the morning.
The main thing you need to do first is to find the reason for the high leak rate. You don't list your mask in your profile, but it may not fit you properly. Or it may fit when you first go to sleep, but then hours later it can become loose as you move around. I'm not sure, but it certainly looks a mask leak.
You may want to consider using a chin strap, also according to some, mask liners help.
I wouldn't make pressure changes until you can get the leak under control.
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05-31-2016, 06:54 AM
Once I get through all the bureaucracy & stress of dealing with the insurance company I'm headed to the supplier for a new mask.
I hate dealing with insurance! It's far more complicated and stressful than it needs to be. We really, really need to fix our health care system!
05-31-2016, 07:03 AM
Definetly agree with that! It seems that we the "customer" are always sandwiched between the insurance companies and the medical profession, and neither of them are wrong.
We need to keep our sense of humor about it. It's not good to let it stress us out.
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Insurance companies have a department called "Loss Prevention", it's purpose is to find ways to not pay claims. Seriously, I am not making this one up. When you are trying to get paid for a service you pay for, they have a department of trained professionals trying to save the company money by not paying your bill.
Only in America!
(BTW, I have had excellent luck with my Insurance, DME, and Doctor...)
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
05-31-2016, 09:35 AM
(05-31-2016, 08:21 AM)FrankNichols Wrote: Insurance companies have a department called "Loss Prevention", it's purpose is to find ways to not pay claims. Seriously, I am not making this one up. When you are trying to get paid for a service you pay for, they have a department of trained professionals trying to save the company money by not paying your bill.
Frank, I see the bright light in your statement, makes me think: that concept is like
sending extra people up the proverbial tree to shake what few pennies are left, out of it (extra staffing have to be fed too!) so much for "loss prevention" right?
I enjoy being with a group who like to share their "Hosehead" experiences, to remind me I am not alone.
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