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Mask Usage , in particular Mask Leakage
Mask Usage , in particular Mask Leakage
Hi, i've been using a Resmed S9 with H5 humidifier for many years now.   Current full face mask is Philips Respironics Amara View.   Just downloaded  details from 21/05/2019 to 03/09/2020 which is summarised :-
Hours used 2714.31                    >4hours     409 days
<4 hours     62 days         Median daily usage     5.44 hours
Days not used    1   Total days     472
Average daily usage    5.45hours
Apnea index   3.1   Hypopnia Index    3.0     AHI     6.1
Obstructive    1.8   Central   0.7
Leakage   95th Percentile   16.8    Maximum   144.0

My major concern is how to improve my 95th Percentile leakage.

Any suggestions please.   Mask & cushion approx 12 months old.
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RE: Mask Usage , in particular Mask Leakage
I see this post fell through the cracks.  I hope you get this.

Your AHI would be a concern
Quote:AHI     6.1

This means you still have Sleep apnea while on treatment.  Your AHI should be 5 or less.  You should post some of your OSCAR data for review.  Based on this post your therapy is not optimal.
Thank you,
Brent aka Factor

Just a Regular guy.
My untreated AHI was 87.  You can do it hang in there.
"You can if you will"   Jerry Kramer

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RE: Mask Usage , in particular Mask Leakage
I could never get the Amara view to work. too many leaks. Perhaps a different mask is in order, to begin with.
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RE: Mask Usage , in particular Mask Leakage
I loved the Amara View, but I would have loved it way more if the darn thing had fit me! If yours fits ok, 12 months is a really long time for a mask cushion -- the oils on your face react with it and it doesn't seal properly.

If it doesn't fit right, the dreamwear and F30/F30i are designed along the same lines but much later and better.
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