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Major Mask Leak
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Good Morning-

woke up this am with what I felt was a pretty good night of rest and treatment. When I looked at my Sleepyhead readout, my feeling were confirmed- I slept over 7 hours with an AHI of .14- however, it said I had "major mask leakage". My feeling has always been that if one has major leakage, then treatment will be comprised- obviously, in my case, that was not the case last night. Can anyone explain the relationship and/or the significance of leakage and successful trteatment?

I am presently using a new mask, the nasal Wisp, and the results have been excellent. Because I have always been a mouth breather I have had to continually tape my mouth to avoid this from occurring. In fact, I also use a pretty expensive dental device (SomnoDent Classic) as well as a chin strap. Last night, as an experiment, my tape job was not as complete as usual and, because my jaw seemed overly sore from the dental device, I went with just a MMA mouthpiece to try and control the air leakage.
 Bottom line- results were excellent but I had the leakage. Can anyone explain? - from a comfort perspective, last night was certainly better but I do not want to continue my "new" method if it will effect the success of my treatment. Thanks
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I don't see "major mask leakage" on your daily chart.

And some leakage on CPAP's is intentional.. deliberately engineered in to vent CO2. I believe Respironics numbers reflect intentional plus unintentional leaks. Resmed's reflect unintentional leaks only.
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It doesn't look bad as far as the statistics go. It really depends on if it's affecting your sleep. If it doesn't wake you up and you feel rested in the morning I think your OK.

Here's a hint on posting charts. Make sure the chart is showing 100% and not zoomed in unless there's something specific you need a closeup of. Also try to arrange the data as shown in the link below.
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Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
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#4
You were only over the leak threshold for 1.37% of the time so I would not worry
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