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Lojos71 Offline

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Machine: BMC Luna G11 2.4 auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed air fit N 10
Humidifier: BMC Luna Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location: Maleny Queensland Australia

Post: #1
Leaks
As you can see I have a resmart machine and cannot use Sleepyhead.
Just what is the maximum leak you can have before it affects your AHIs.I have been using the machine now for close on 3months and have had good readings.My specialist is very pleased with the results.However the last 3 nights I have had leakage of 37l/min and AHI s of 1.9,0.9and 1.9 and have felt as tired as before I started treatment .Could this leakage be affecting the efficacy of my AHIs?

Lorraine
I have gone back to using the i VoLve mask.
(This post was last modified: 07-06-2016 10:14 PM by Lojos71.)
07-06-2016 10:12 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #2
RE: Leaks
I don't know about your machine, mine can handle 24l/m and still provide treatment. Large leaks make it difficult if not impossible for the machines to detect and treat apneas. Others here may know about your specific machine, but I would guess that 37L/M is high for any machine.

As with most cases the medical industry will consider you treated if your AHI is below 5, regardless of how you feel. Because of the machine you have you may have a more difficult time adjusting your machine to what you need to get good sleep, but it can be done and is well worth it.

Look in the manuals sect of this site and see if your machine is listed. Get the manual if it is. Look at your menus and tell us what adjustments you have access to and if you get the manual list the hidden adjustments. If you have a good relationship with your specialist you might ask them how to access their menu so you can have access to all the adjustments.
07-06-2016 10:28 PM
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Lojos71 Offline

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Posts: 35
Joined: Apr 2016

Machine: BMC Luna G11 2.4 auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed air fit N 10
Humidifier: BMC Luna Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: Maleny Queensland Australia

Post: #3
RE: Leaks
No mine is not listed. Have spoken to the suppliers and they say 37l/min is too high for this machine .
07-07-2016 05:45 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #4
RE: Leaks
(07-06-2016 10:12 PM)Lojos71 Wrote:  However the last 3 nights I have had leakage of 37l/min and AHI s of 1.9,0.9and 1.9 and have felt as tired as before I started treatment .Could this leakage be affecting the efficacy of my AHIs?

The leakage makes the machine useless. The AHI is not relevant when you have leaks that high.

Likely air is escaping out your mouth. The remedy is a chin strap. If that doesn't work, a full face mask. It will make a big improvement in the way you feel.

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07-07-2016 07:36 PM
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