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Leaks and FFM suggestions
#1
I am still struggling with large leaks each night. I have the basic chinstrap.it helped them at first but they have started going up again. I have the Ruby on order and will try that when it arrives. However I think my culprit is my tongue relaxing. I may have to knuckle down and go FFM. I also on my side so I will need one that works for side sleepers. i am open for suggestions. I still feel rested each night but the data days my leaks are too high. Thoughts?
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#2
I use the FFM in my profile. I'm a side sleeper; and I get very good leak rates.
I think whether or not one can side sleep with a FFM is mostly a matter of using a thin pillow that does not hit the mask.
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#3
I, like the Mongo above use the same FFM and am also a side sleeper with high therapeutic pressure. My leak rates too are very low. It is easy to tell the difference between us though. I am the handsome one. Dielaughing

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(01-22-2016, 12:25 PM)PaytonA Wrote: I am the handsome one.

Not according to our avatars.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#5
I just had a thought. You see Friday is Weight Watchers weiigh in day. Today, after just one month in the program I hit the 5% weight loss Mark. That is 16 pounds! How much of my leak issue could be from the fact that my face is slimmer? I know I have mouth breathing issues, but in the middle of the night last night I went back o the nasal pillows that I discarded two months ago and the leak rate went to almost nil.

Just wondering.....
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(01-22-2016, 12:43 PM)justMongo Wrote:
(01-22-2016, 12:25 PM)PaytonA Wrote: I am the handsome one.

Not according to our avatars.

Yours is only squared away, mine is handsome.
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(01-22-2016, 02:06 PM)PastorMeador Wrote: I just had a thought. You see Friday is Weight Watchers weiigh in day. Today, after just one month in the program I hit the 5% weight loss Mark. That is 16 pounds! How much of my leak issue could be from the fact that my face is slimmer? I know I have mouth breathing issues, but in the middle of the night last night I went back o the nasal pillows that I discarded two months ago and the leak rate went to almost nil.

Just wondering.....
Weight loss can cause you to need a smaller size yes.
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#8
Hi PastorMeador,
CONGRATULATIONS! on your weight loss.
trish6hundred
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