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Roy289 Online

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Machine: ResMed AirSense™ 10 AutoSet™ for Her CPAP w/ HumidAir™ Humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: P&S 405
Humidifier: Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #11
RE: Had to STOP APAP
Last night had Major leak rate of 2.19% although mask leaks are just below the 24 threshold quite often during the night. Does this level of leakage compromise the therapy? If true should straps be tightened or look for another mask?[attachment=2838]
09-16-2016 03:02 PM
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Machine: ResMed AirSence 10
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: HumidAire (Built-in)
CPAP Pressure: APAP 12.8-15 EPR 3 (cmH2O)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ramp off

Sex: Male
Location: Brighton Colorado

Post: #12
RE: Had to STOP APAP
Try rotating between two masks that have different pressure point on you face. I used the Amara view exclusively for 8 months and developed some points of irritation facial lines. So I tried the F10 FFM which is significantly larger. The mask and the headgear contact my face/head differently so the Irritation and facial marks went away.

The Amara View is lighter and loser, easer to scratch the nose and I have less leaks. However, the straps contact more of may face.

I am currently rotating between the two masks. This gives some relief to the irritation by changing pressure points.

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09-17-2016 10:50 AM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #13
RE: Had to STOP APAP
Hi Roy

You might want to look at some of the online retailers that ship to Canada or are even within Canada. I have done so and saved money even after factoring in shipping.

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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09-18-2016 07:05 AM
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Roy289 Online

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Machine: ResMed AirSense™ 10 AutoSet™ for Her CPAP w/ HumidAir™ Humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: P&S 405
Humidifier: Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #14
RE: Had to STOP APAP
Good suggestions ... I'm convinced a new mask is needed. Last night above red line for 10.54% of night but AHI 1.75 with no OA. But very restless night.

My DME good about loaning me masks to tryout. Tried Airfit N10, Amara View, Airfit F10, , Quattro Air and Quattro Air Gel with all having large leakage.

Need to avoid nasal masks as they put pressure underneath my nose on upper gums. Thinking of trying the F&P Forma or the Simplex.

thanks everyone for your suggestions
09-18-2016 08:52 AM
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