Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Leak Question
#1
Leak Question
Okay, I know I am confused about some things to do with the software but I cannot understand this and am hopeful someone can explain this to me.

In my data, it says that my leak rate for the last time I slept is 0.0 for median and 95% but for maximum it is 132

I am confused!
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: Leak Question
Sounds like you took the mask off, causing a leak for a few seconds, but not long enough to affect the other numbers.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Leak Question
The machine probably ran briefly after you took off your mask. Sometimes that shows up as a spike in your leak graph, but sometimes it doesn't show up at all. If it ran like that for less than 5% of the time, it won't affect your 95% leak data.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Leak Question
Just look at your graph and you should see a sharp spike to 132 at some point. Depending on where it is on your graph should give you a clue what happened. Most likely, either when you first put it on before bed time or when taking it off in the morning. If spike in the middle of the night, you may have knocked the mask loose but with that amount of leak, I would think it would have woke you up.
We're all family here...you can call me B36 if you'd like!Cool
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#5
RE: Leak Question
(10-14-2013, 10:55 AM)bwexler Wrote: Sounds like you took the mask off, causing a leak for a few seconds, but not long enough to affect the other numbers.

I will make sure that I will turn the machine off before I remove my mask and see if that makes a difference. I don't remember if I turn it off first before I remove my mask or not; I do know that I turn the machine on before I put my mask on as I was told to do by the sleep tech.

Thanks for your reply!
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: Leak Question
You need to look at the graphs and see where the spike occurred.
I put my mask on and allow the auto on feature to start my machine when I breath into the mask while I adjust it on my face.
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: Leak Question
(10-14-2013, 11:17 AM)bwexler Wrote: You need to look at the graphs and see where the spike occurred.
I put my mask on and allow the auto on feature to start my machine when I breath into the mask while I adjust it on my face.

there were about 5 spikes if I remember correctly
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Airsense humidifier leak....:( GrammaBear 28 1,429 11-21-2018, 06:52 AM
Last Post: Fats Drywaller
  Is mouth leak tricking my AHI ? Djabag 9 572 11-07-2018, 07:50 AM
Last Post: Walla Walla
  Need new FF mask that won't leak MyronH 10 508 10-30-2018, 10:49 AM
Last Post: Hydrangea
Question Interval with missing data on leak rate and pressure Otil 2 186 10-21-2018, 01:51 AM
Last Post: Otil
  Obstruction always associated with increase in leak graph yankees123 10 316 10-12-2018, 01:00 PM
Last Post: mesenteria
  Resmed S10 water leak from humidifier darren79 41 21,113 09-20-2018, 04:31 PM
Last Post: BeautifulAva
  [Treatment] Interpreting leak rate data Otil 1 223 09-14-2018, 05:45 AM
Last Post: DeepBreathing


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.