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LEAKS
#1
I have recently upped the pressure of cpap and I have been getting lower ahi scores which is great.
The past 2 nights sleepyhead tells me my mask is leaking way too much.
I have not noticed the mask leaking at all during cpap.
I have to have the mask quite tight to stop leaks when I first put the mask and cpap on at night. (mask is resmed  quattro fx)
I do have a little bit of stubble growth maybe this is one cause of leaks?

Last nights results below:

http://imgur.com/a/s8mzy
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#2
I will start by telling you that I could never get the Quattro FX to seal well. You may need to try a different mask. The Resmed Mirage Quattro and the Airfit F20 both work well for me. On the other hand some people do well with the Quattro FX. I am just saying that you might end up needing to change masks.

In the Wiki section there is an article titled "Mask Primer" at the following location:  http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer.    Towards the end of that article is a section entitled "How to Achieve The Perfect Mask Fit-GUARANTEED!". It is well worth reading.

Let us know how you are doing.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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#3
Does look like a lot of leakages, but also you seem to be constantly waking and cycling you machine off and on. With all those wakes I do not think the AHI has too much meaning. Is it the leaks waking you?
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#4
ironically, adding my cloth pad between mask and face reduces the leakage, though the leaking is nearly constant - it is at a lower level. It didn't even bother or alert me. Also, while I had pressure relief (APAP mode) the pad eliminated the tickle of the seal as it flexed and relaxed on every breath.

Good luck controlling your leakage.

QAL
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#5
Many thanks for you input. Some useful information in the link you sent me.
Last night I played around with my mask fitting and I had no major leaks.
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#6
I always wake once or twice at night. I almost never sleep right through.
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#7
I did not notice any leaks at all. I am quite certain the leaks did not wake me.
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#8
I have used the Quattro FX for 3 years now.  I have tried several different masks recently and none of them seal as well as the Quattro for me.  I also use the RemZzz liner with my mask.  I recently watched a video on youtube about this mask and realized something that I was never told about by the DME.  This mask should sit a little bit lower on one's nose.  I grabbed this screen shot from the video to show the correct positioning.
[Image: 952c616f-3fa9-4d2b-b13c-4be0ac83a82d_zpsixzymupe.png]
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#9
Many thanks for the info. I did see the video on youtube about how to fit the mask and since following instructions I have had much less leaks.
I do have to have the mask fitted quite tight though  to prevent any leaks.
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