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RE: Leakage? with a mask
(05-14-2016 10:46 AM)parrst Wrote:  Is an average leak rate of 10 normal with a mask and a beard? I did not notice leaks.
(05-14-2016 10:15 AM)justMongo Wrote:  Since you have a beard, it may be more challenging; but it can be done. Others with facial hair make it work.
A mask liner might help.

I use a mask liner and have a full beard, My average leak rates with and without the Liner are
Average Leak Rate without liner is 8.45 With Liner 6.40
90% Leak Rate 0.00 0.00



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05-14-2016 08:21 PM
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Post: #12
RE: Leakage? with a mask
(05-14-2016 03:50 PM)FrankNichols Wrote:  If there are no unintentional leaks with a P10 what should Sleepyhead report as the leak rate?

that depends on what kind of machine you have, for a resmed, it will show zero.
05-14-2016 10:07 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Leakage? with a mask
(05-14-2016 10:07 PM)palerider Wrote:  
(05-14-2016 03:50 PM)FrankNichols Wrote:  If there are no unintentional leaks with a P10 what should Sleepyhead report as the leak rate?

that depends on what kind of machine you have, for a resmed, it will show zero.

Thanks,

I have a ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset.

I guess that means I have a leak someplace or the machine is broken because I get 7 to 10 cm normally with my P10. I do set the mask type when changing between the P10 and F10.

I just looked back through my history, and originally with my F10 I would mostly show around 2 cm or lower except during large leaks.

Since the first time I tried my P10 it now reports the static level with the P10 around 10 and the static leak with the F10 around 5 to 7. Static meaning the level of leakage while sleeping and no large leaks are present, like mouth breathing.

I will have to figure out how to track down the leak now.

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05-15-2016 12:28 AM
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Post: #14
RE: Leakage? with a mask
I get 0 in leaks Sleepyhead and ResScan much of the time and I have a Resmed CPAP.
05-15-2016 11:05 AM
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Post: #15
RE: Leakage? with a mask
(05-15-2016 11:05 AM)PaytonA Wrote:  I get 0 in leaks Sleepyhead and ResScan much of the time and I have a Resmed CPAP.

But are you using a mask and do you have a beard?
05-15-2016 02:53 PM
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Post: #16
RE: Leakage? with a mask
(05-15-2016 02:53 PM)parrst Wrote:  
(05-15-2016 11:05 AM)PaytonA Wrote:  I get 0 in leaks Sleepyhead and ResScan much of the time and I have a Resmed CPAP.

But are you using a mask and do you have a beard?

I think that we all use a mask and I use a full face mask and as I said in an earlier post in this thread I have a beard and mustache.

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05-15-2016 05:32 PM
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