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Jim Bronson Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
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Mask leak vs mouth leak
Is there any way, using Sleepyhead, to determine whether a large leak was caused by a mask leak or a mouth leak?
01-21-2015 08:33 PM
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woozie38 Offline

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Machine: Fisher & Paykel Icon + Auto
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RE: Mask leak vs mouth leak
Not as far as I am aware Jim. But you can tell by the way your mouth feels. IE Dry mouth & throat = mouth leaks, or more correctly therapy air exhausting orally. Mouth moist but still recording leaks = mask leaks. Hope this helps. - good luck.

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01-21-2015 10:38 PM
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Jim Bronson Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
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CPAP Pressure: 9.2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: California

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RE: Mask leak vs mouth leak
(01-21-2015 10:38 PM)woozie38 Wrote:  Not as far as I am aware Jim. But you can tell by the way your mouth feels. IE Dry mouth & throat = mouth leaks, or more correctly therapy air exhausting orally. Mouth moist but still recording leaks = mask leaks. Hope this helps. - good luck.
Makes sense. Thanks. I should start keeping notes and compare to the SH graphs.
01-21-2015 10:50 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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RE: Mask leak vs mouth leak
Yes, there is. Mouth leaks will be more flat topped while they last. Mask leaks will be spikier.

In the attachment, the upper image is mouth leaking. The bottom is mask. Someone once explained the "Why" of itl but I hurt myself trying to follow along.

   

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01-22-2015 10:28 AM
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