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harmony Offline

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Machine: resmed s9 autoset epr
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed fx
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: auto 4 _ 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #1
Leaks advice
Hi all
Joined the forum a while back, was having problems with large leaks in middle of night, have follow advice from you lovely experts but still find every now and again get a night with really bad leaks, I think it's when I move more ( I have periodic limb movement disorder and parasomnias)

Going back to sleep clinic in about a month, is it worth trying a full face mask to stop this?
I really like the the resmed fx mask I have as so comfortable but if not doing the job then comfort is not worth it

Never used anything other than a nasal mask in 6 years , so would welcome advice on how people find the difference between full and nasal masks ? And if it makes a difference to leak rates
Thanks all in advance Smile
03-29-2016 04:55 AM
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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #2
RE: Leaks advice
It sort of depends. If leaks are caused by opening the mouth, then a FFM may be the answer.
On the other hand (OTOH), a FFM has more perimeter to seal; and could make leaks worse.

You list your pressure as running from 4 to 14. If you mask up, and adjust straps at 4, likley you will leak at higher pressures.

My personal experience is: I am able to use a FFM at pressures up to 18 with essentially zero leak.
User PaytonA is able to do the same.

Best Wishes,

Mongo

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03-29-2016 05:38 AM
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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

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Post: #3
RE: Leaks advice
(03-29-2016 04:55 AM)harmony Wrote:  Going back to sleep clinic in about a month, is it worth trying a full face mask to stop this?

I used only nasal masks for three years. Switched to FFM and it was a huge improvement in the way I feel and sleep. It's definitely worth a try.

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03-29-2016 06:50 AM
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Inspired Offline

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Joined: Dec 2015

Machine: resmed airsense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F & P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #4
RE: Leaks advice
How often is "every now and then"? And what are the numbers (leak rate?)

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03-29-2016 07:22 AM
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