In terms of not sleeping well, it could be your pressure needs have changed. But you are using an auto so it should adjust for you. Have you looked at the data lately? If you are not sleeping well enough, you may be noticing the leaks more and getting easier-ly irritated by it.
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Hi RedX, First of all, WELCOME! to the forum.! I don't know the answer to the problem you are having but it sounds like you have gotten some GREAT suggestions. Best of luck to you on getting this straightened out.
Thanks for the replies. Made a mask liner out of a t-shirt, read online to try. If this doesn't work I'll try the silicone. Do you make it into flat strip around edge or a thin rope. Maybe if you can show a pic on how yours is. Thanks
RedX, I make the round silicone rope about the diameter of a pen or pencil and gently stick it to the mask seal. I find it easiest to form the rope by using the fingers of both hands together to gently roll the silicone on a smooth countertop surface. In the a.m., the rope has become fairly flattened by the pressure of the mask while the silicone did its job during the night. I hope this description helps.
My first night with my homemade mask liner went good. Didn't wake up because of mask leaking. Hope it continues to help out so I can get some much needed sleep
Welcome RedX, and congratulations! If I'm reading that last post right, you made the liner recommended by other members and it worked.
Love this forum!
Maybe someone can explain something to me. I keep hearing about these mask liners and they seem to be made out of cotton or something for the most part. To me, this seems counter-intuitive. It seems to me like it would cause leaks rather than "fixing" them. The silicone thing I can see, but a porous substance doesn't make sense. I use nasal pillows so maybe that is why I don't understand, but it just seems....I don't know...odd, I guess.
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.
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