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LEAKAGE - What's the issue?
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Wozzlegummich Offline

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Machine: RESMED Airsense S10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver Anew (Fabric) & Resmed Quattro
Humidifier: Integrated / Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Ramp 6.1 to 13.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP Noob - Started May 2015. Use MyAir website for a high level view & SMS alerting.

Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Post: #1
Question LEAKAGE - What's the issue?
I'm trialing a Sleepweaver Anew cloth full face fabric mask. It is much much more comfortable than my plastic RESMED one but my leakage went up from below 3 lt/min to over 23 on the first night.

Funny thing was all other stats seemed to stay the same.

Q. What issues does a leaking mask cause?
06-17-2015 05:50 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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RE: LEAKAGE - What's the issue?
The machine report 95th percentile leak ... leak was at or below that number for 95% of the night, not all night long

ResMed tells us, 24 L/m is acceptable and does not interfere with the machine function or data reporting

Higher leak rate (above red line in ResScan leak graph) can affect the accuracy of the data, and the machine cannot distinguish apnea type correctly and score apnea as "unknown", yellow symbol in ResScan

The numbers don't tell you the full story, you'll need the software
06-17-2015 06:24 PM
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bobmckane Offline

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Machine: resmed AirSense 10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: resmed
Humidifier: airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Massachusetts

Post: #3
RE: LEAKAGE - What's the issue?
As a newbee here, I am trying to learn and adsorb as much as possible. Taking one day and one step at a time. Zonk, you say the numbers don't tell the full story, and "you'll need the software. I downloaded ResScan is there more software needed? thanks
06-19-2015 04:42 PM
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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SimPlus
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 7-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

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Location: Victoria, British Columbia

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RE: LEAKAGE - What's the issue?
(06-19-2015 04:42 PM)bobmckane Wrote:  I downloaded ResScan is there more software needed? thanks

I recommend SleepyHead over Rescan. I had both on my computer for several months and then I just got rid of Rescan. I can find out lots more with less effort in SleepHead.

Ed Seedhouse
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I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.

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06-19-2015 04:48 PM
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