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Help for new APAP user?
#11
RE: Help for new APAP user?
About the leaks: he might want to experiment with a neck collar, which might help to keep his jaw up. The options include a soft cervical collar (available in drugstores), the Releaf collar, and the Dr. Dakota collar. It’s personal which one feels and works best. (If he likes the Dr D but has trouble with fastening it, let me know. There’s a little modification that can help.)

I think some people find that they always need the collar, while others find that at a certain point they can do without it. Again, it’s personal.

If there isn’t a collar that is comfortable for him, the leak wake-ups might be a reasonable trade-off to accept. But I hope he’ll find one he likes.
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#12
RE: Help for new APAP user?
Thanks for all the help. 

A neck pillow is not a viable option.

Here are the last few nights. Trying to fit the mask well before bed doesn't seem to be helping, even though it was not leaking this much before. 

               

       
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To my eye, the changes you’ve made have improved the FLs, and the AHI numbers are excellent. How is he feeling during the day?
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RE: Help for new APAP user?
No change, as far as he's aware of.
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I’m sorry he’s not feeling better, and I bet one of the resident experts will be along soon to advise.
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