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Rip and Rosie Offline

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Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: RemStar Pro
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykell Eson
Humidifier: Dream Station
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Australia

Post: #1
How to fix leaks
I have been on CPAP since January and use an Eson mask.
Sleepy Head gives me an average leak rate of 4.08 last night and 4.24 past week.
I can't fix it.
Last month it was 3.34, so thinking I could fix it I tightened the straps....made it worse.
Then I used a mask liner...... made it heaps worse.

I don't understand the leak rate data, with the 90% and the above threshold etc.... average suits me, so I check that Cool

I'm not even sure what the target should be. Dont-know

Can anyone give me a quick lesson on "Leaks for Dummies" ?
04-20-2016 04:47 PM
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chill Online

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Posts: 864
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #2
RE: How to fix leaks
I have the Eson and Sleepyhead says my leak rate is close to zero (last night 90% was 0 and Max was 1)! My guess is that it is either the wrong size or you have the straps too tight. Looser straps let the silicon "bubble" inflate and seal. I tried Remzzz and it make it worse for me too.
04-20-2016 04:51 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #3
RE: How to fix leaks
There is a leak rate for your machine, below which you will get good therapy and the machine can do everything it is supposed to do.
As long as leaks are below this level and they are not interrupting your sleep don't worry about them.
Even the slightest leak used to wake me and now maybe once a week I look at the data to see how I did
For me the attention to leaks was because I had not yet learned to trust the machine.
04-20-2016 05:12 PM
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cate1898 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2015

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: #4
RE: How to fix leaks
Here is a good article which SuperSleeper reposted. I have kept it bookmarked for future reference! I think it bears reading.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...GUARANTEED

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04-21-2016 02:42 PM
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