New to all this and just started to look at my stats.
What is the impact on removing your mask for say 20 minutes before putting it back on again.
Mine does not shut off and continues to blow air.
Would this be picked up or regarded as something else.
Would it be best to turn it off and start again if I plan to do this.
Thanks for any help,
08-27-2016, 07:57 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-27-2016, 08:16 PM by surferdude2.)
The software will report it as a large leak and no other data will be recorded during that period. I always turn mine off if I know I'll be away longer than a couple of minutes. It does no harm to leave it run unless you consider the loss of the humidifier water and electricity used an issue.
As a side note, I often pull my mask away from my face for a few seconds when I want to make a software marker to indicate the time that I awoke during the night. I'm not sure that's of any real value but I like to see how the graphs change and how they looked prior to and when I am first aware of waking up.
There is an actual drawback to turning the machine off if you are using the ramp feature and have it set for a long period. Ever new start initializes that ramp and you speed a lot of time at below therapy level. Some people think that's not good but I doubt it amounts to much since you are likely awake during much of that period.