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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #31
RE: Intro and questions
(06-01-2015 06:41 AM)drgrimes Wrote:  You will have to experiment with varying mask tightness. I think the tendency is to over tighten. It should be slightly loose until the pressure inflates the mask. Should not be so tight that it hurts or leaves indentions.

Mask tightness depends on pressure, mask, facial topography and probably a few other things. One should keep the mask as loose as one can without leaks but on the other hand as tight as needed to eliminate leaks.

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(This post was last modified: 06-01-2015 10:02 AM by PaytonA.)
06-01-2015 10:02 AM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Heated (attached to machine)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #32
RE: Intro and questions
Last couple of nights my AHI has gone up into the mid 20's (was down into the lower teens for about the last four nights before the change) so the change really doesn't seem to be having the desired effect yet, but I'll give it some time. I also found though where the hose connects to the mask wasn't fully seated and was leaking so I'm thinking maybe that contributed to the higher number.
06-01-2015 02:33 PM
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