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Mask fluttering on exhale
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Mask fluttering on exhale
Hello group 

I am using an air sense 10 with nasal mask and a few months ago I noticed the mask is fluttering as I exhale. I have definitely played with the settings on the machine so I probably caused it but it's driving me mad!

If there is a specific place to look, please let me know and I will check. I know there is a setting specific to XL and that's probably where this problem lies.

hoping and thanks for your advice.
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#2
RE: Mask fluttering on exhale
Which nasal mask are you using? Maybe someone here is using your mask and can help. I would NOT think it has to do with settings.
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RE: Mask fluttering on exhale
Let me guess: you're using an N30i?
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RE: Mask fluttering on exhale
(12-19-2020, 09:14 AM)multicast Wrote: Let me guess: you're using an N30i?

That's the mask that I use. I've noticed fluttering now and again, but I normally just ignore it and try to get some sleep.

In terms of "fixing" it - I agree with an earlier poster; I don't think it's a setting issue. It's likely an issue with fit.

I don't have nearly as much experience as others, so please correct me of I'm wrong, but I would do a few things:
1) Make sure you have the right size of attachment (the part that touches your nose)
2) Make sure it's not too tight (I find this is an issue with me, I overtighten and it leads to other issues)
3) Make sure it's sitting on the right spot for your face. For me, once I have a loose fit that doesn't leak, I move the mask up my nose a touch and give it a gentle push towards my nose. That normally gives me a nice fit with minimal leaks.

If you use mouth tape, make sure it's not too high as well. When I first started with mouth tape I had some issues because the tape was sitting a touch high and disturbing my mask fit.
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#5
RE: Mask fluttering on exhale
Had exactly the same problems, solved by switching to the P30i.
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RE: Mask fluttering on exhale
I too found the N30i did not work nearly as well as the P30i.
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Not to forget how quiet the P30i is.
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