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The settings on my Remstar Auto A flex are 10.5 and 8. I would like to gradually adjust the settings on my machine to address lip leaks that are driving me crazy. I have tried the usual sealing of my mouth cavity with my tongue, chin strap etc. but I get the odd leak that makes it tough to fall asleep.

Do I adjust the upper or lower setting and in which direction?
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(04-27-2016, 06:48 PM)dozydave Wrote: The settings on my Remstar Auto A flex are 10.5 and 8. I would like to gradually adjust the settings on my machine to address lip leaks that are driving me crazy. I have tried the usual sealing of my mouth cavity with my tongue, chin strap etc. but I get the odd leak that makes it tough to fall asleep.

Do I adjust the upper or lower setting and in which direction?

Try the older Respironics Premium Chip Strap, the wide white one and not the newer black one, across your mouth and around your head instead of under your chin and over your head. It is porous enough to let you breath if you need to, but will prevent your lips from opening to blow out - hopefully. Others have reported it works.

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(04-27-2016, 06:48 PM)dozydave Wrote: The settings on my Remstar Auto A flex are 10.5 and 8. I would like to gradually adjust the settings on my machine to address lip leaks that are driving me crazy.

I assume you mean 10.5 is the maximum pressure and 8 is the minimum? If you lower the maximum trying to fix the leaking, you will likely increase the number of apneas and hypopneas. Not a good idea.

It is a much better idea to switch to a full face mask.
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There's a chin strap called the PAPCap that is designed to work specifically for lip leaking. It does a good job of it. Check it out.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-Pur-Sleep

And I doubt changing the pressure will make any difference in the lip leaking. It will only make a difference in your sleep quality.
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like +1. I will not go on my normal pressure versus leaks rant.

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