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 Rate Bad/Not? Can't get my AHI to >5
Leak Rate Bad/Not? Can't get my AHI to >5

I've been on therapy for almost 10days nows. I only had my AHI less than 5 i guess once..

I'm not quite sure if the mask is leaking or not.. I sleep sideways when i'm still awake.. but lie on my back when sleeping..

my question was if i have a leak rate as before my setting was only 7 cm/h20 - 16, to make it on the safe side.

yet now most of the time it blows to 14-16 in the morning.

here's my stats today:

Channel Min Med 95% Max

W-Avg: 12.16 7.60 12.66 14.20 15.60

W-Avg: 10.16 5.60 10.66 12.20 13.60

Minute (L/min)
W-Avg: 7.32 0.00 6.12 14.50 29.25

Resp. Rate
W-Avg: 14.11 0.00 13.60 19.80 50.00

Leak rate Min Med 95% Max
0.00 3.60 12.00 26.40

Pls. let me know.. Thanks a lot!

Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  
RE: Leak Rate Bad/Not? Can't get my AHI to >5
Your leak rate looks fine.

I'm thinking there is too great a distance between your min pressure and your therapeutic 90% pressure. So what happens is the machine dials it down when you're on your side, then you roll over and the obstructives go a little crazy go nutz.

If it were my cute little body I believe I would set the minimum up a bit. Say to 9 or 10, and watch the results.

Post Reply Post Reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  More Newbie questions: how is too high for mask leak? Palmtrees 7 168 08-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Last Post: Palmtrees
  Mask air leak Big Guy 38 1,131 08-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Last Post: DaveL
  Very large leak rates boomba212 22 549 08-09-2019, 04:06 PM
Last Post: Melman
  Large Leak Night ReturnofXile 2 152 07-28-2019, 10:39 AM
Last Post: ReturnofXile
  95% leak rate equals ZERO Rcgop 7 323 07-26-2019, 06:48 PM
Last Post: Sleepster
  Has anyone seen heart rate fluctuations like this? MyronH 20 739 07-19-2019, 09:08 AM
Last Post: MyronH
  Flow Rate Chart Question 3rdMarDiv 4 343 07-13-2019, 08:13 AM
Last Post: 3rdMarDiv

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

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