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Mask Leak
#11
But if you look at the full face mask I am still getting leaks
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#12
Yes you could be leaking a bit. But actually the graph I'm looking at shows pretty darn good numbers at least until, what, about 4:30? If you look at the graph itself and mentally draw a line across from 12 for instance, you are almost always below that line.

Your ahi looks pretty good too.

So is there room for improvement? Yes, but I don't think you need to get too overly concerned about it. Work on the mask fit a bit, and try to insure you aren't leaking from your mouth. But if you were, I suspect you'd be mentioning dry mouth, and you're not.

All in all, I think you're doing well.
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#13
This very same thing happens to me when my chin strap gets stretched out from use. I have to tighten it and I'm back in business.

Happens to my mask straps, too.
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#14
Thanks everyone was kinda hoping to switch to nasal but going to have to
Do more research I guess
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#15
Just try tightening up your chin strap.
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#16
(06-07-2014, 08:11 PM)Sleepster Wrote: Just try tightening up your chin strap.

I Don't use one
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#17
(06-08-2014, 10:51 AM)Iceracer Wrote: I Don't use one

You can make one out an elastic band, such as an Ace bandage.

You switched from a full face mask to a nasal mask and your leaks increased. If I were you I'd try the chin strap. It's definitely worth a try because it's effective in so many cases like this and it's an easy thing to do.


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#18
So talked to my RT today ,he has been with
Me since the start . Talked to him about nasal mask
And leaking , he said I didn't have problems
Before with mouth breathing so he figured turning up humidity
Would help it's at 72 so how much do I turn it up ? I forgot to ask
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