(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
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
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(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.
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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