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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #1
Mask Wipes
Since changing to the Mirage Quattro, at my 20 cm/H2O pressure, I have found that some friction between the air cushions and my flesh is important to keeping leaks down. With my old nasal mask, it did not seem to make much difference. Taking the cushions off to wash them daily is somewhat of a chore, so I decided to try mask wipes to clean the cushions while still assembled to the mask. I did this for 2 nights and saw a marked pattern change in my leaks during the night.

For the first half of the night the leakage was mostly above 24 l/min and for the last half of the night it was consistently under 24 l/min. Went back to soap and water with the cushions off the mask and this pattern went away. Has anyone else seen this kind of thing?

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PaytonA
(This post was last modified: 03-25-2014 04:14 PM by PaytonA.)
03-25-2014 04:13 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Mask Wipes
Hi PaytonA,
I have found that using mask wipes between washings has helped me, I have gotten a bit lax on that but when I did that it did help, gotta go and take care of that, great reminder, thanks, (Ha-Ha.)

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03-25-2014 04:29 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #3
RE: Mask Wipes
I got one of those $00.01 deals on a container of wipes, and have been using them on and off - but to be honest, after so many years on my machine, daily cleaning hasn't happened in a few years. So hitting my mask with a wipe every day or three is quite an upgrade for me and the masks.

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03-25-2014 04:47 PM
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Regular Joe Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Auto
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit F10
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CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: West Georgia

Post: #4
RE: Mask Wipes
I use wipes daily except when I wash with soap and water. Which is once a week. I think the wipes work very well, removes the oils.
03-25-2014 08:34 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #5
RE: Mask Wipes
Could be the wipes left behind a residue and it took half the night for your skin's oil to break through it and to reform that friction.

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03-25-2014 08:39 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #6
RE: Mask Wipes
(03-25-2014 08:39 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Could be the wipes left behind a residue and it took half the night for your skin's oil to break through it and to reform that friction.

That was my thought. When seals are washed with soap and water, they feel very slightly tacky to the hand. After the wipes not so. Since I wash my face every night just before putting the mask on, it may take half the night for my skin to soak up any oils in the wipe formulation. That was my thought. I was just wondering if anyone might have a better idea.

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PaytonA
03-25-2014 08:55 PM
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c0reDump Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: H5i (distilled)
CPAP Pressure: APAP 9-17cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: TX

Post: #7
RE: Mask Wipes
I use the wipes in the morning, mask goes into the drawer until bed time -- then again, my leaks are pretty high compared to most people, so my process could be improved upon. I do a weekly washing with soap/water.

I still get the green smiley, and I'm sleeping well so not concerned about leaks.
03-25-2014 11:02 PM
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