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pillowlover Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto A-Flex
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Post: #1
Smile Leaking nasal mask issues
:thanks:Newly diagnosed OSA, on trial basis with CPAP and using the Wisp Nasal Mask. First night was wonderful, woke up in the morning refreshed!!! I have anxiety/depressive disorder...first time in about 20 years I did not wake up with a nervous stomach...wonderful! Second night, thought I change my petite nasal mask (I have a small nose) to size S/M nasal mask...I think I experienced leakages as my boyfriend heard my CPAP machine making noise. Tonight going back to original size, petite nasal mask. I am hoping and praying that this will work out as my OSA symptoms were getting worse!

I welcome any suggestions in how to maximize non-leakage nasal mask issues!!!!!

Thank you!

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11-29-2012 01:00 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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Post: #2
RE: Leaking nasal mask issues
Pillowlover, I moved your post into its own thread so it will be noticed.

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11-29-2012 02:26 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #3
RE: Leaking nasal mask issues
You may also need to try another mask. It is not unusual at all for a new user to try several masks before finding one that works. They're not all the same, each a little different.

If you have a little nose, you may want to consider nasal pillows instead of nasal mask. Small nose is why I can't use nasal masks. They all leak at my eyes. Not a good thing.

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11-29-2012 08:17 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
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Post: #4
RE: Leaking nasal mask issues
(11-29-2012 01:00 PM)pillowlover Wrote:  ...I think I experienced leakages as my boyfriend heard my CPAP machine making noise.

You can look at the on-screen menu and see if your leak rate was too high.

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11-29-2012 09:40 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Post: #5
RE: Leaking nasal mask issues
Hi pillowlover and WELCOME! to the forum.! Hopefully when you go back to the petite mask, your leaks won't be as bad but don't be surprised, or discouraged if you have to try a few different masks 'till you find one that works best for you. The mask CAN be the hardest part of this whole thing.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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11-29-2012 09:58 PM
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zonk Offline

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Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: Leaking nasal mask issues
make sure the machine noises are not coming from the hose as hose fills up with water condensation from the humidifier
11-29-2012 10:28 PM
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