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Iceracer Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus FF Swift FX and F & P HC405 Flexifit
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 13-18.5 max 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario Canada

Post: #11
RE: Mask Leak
But if you look at the full face mask I am still getting leaks

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06-07-2014 02:05 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #12
RE: Mask Leak
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.
06-07-2014 02:50 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #13
RE: Mask Leak
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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06-07-2014 03:12 PM
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Iceracer Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus FF Swift FX and F & P HC405 Flexifit
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 13-18.5 max 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Ontario Canada

Post: #14
RE: Mask Leak
Thanks everyone was kinda hoping to switch to nasal but going to have to
Do more research I guess

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
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06-07-2014 06:20 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #15
RE: Mask Leak
Just try tightening up your chin strap.

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06-07-2014 08:11 PM
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Iceracer Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
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CPAP Pressure: 13-18.5 max 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #16
RE: Mask Leak
(06-07-2014 08:11 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  Just try tightening up your chin strap.

I Don't use one

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06-08-2014 10:51 AM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
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CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #17
RE: Mask Leak
(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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06-08-2014 11:52 AM
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Iceracer Offline

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Posts: 45
Joined: Feb 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus FF Swift FX and F & P HC405 Flexifit
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 13-18.5 max 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario Canada

Post: #18
RE: Mask Leak
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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06-10-2014 02:57 PM
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