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Mask moves when I breath in and out.
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Zigler Offline

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Machine: ResMed Elite S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quatro & Med. harness
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Heated Humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 18+
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Slim Line/Climate Line hose

Sex: Male
Location: Central Indiana

Post: #1
Mask moves when I breath in and out.
Been using this site for awhile now for help, but I can't seem to find any information ANYWHERE about what is causing my mask to move when I breath.

Dang thing seem pushes away from my face as I breath in, and return when I breath out. I do have EPR set on Med. and fast, and I've messed around with it and yielded little in the way of results.

At 18-20 psi I've had this issue several times before and randomly fiddled with the headgear straps and forehead support knob, but nothing has worked this time around.

Anyone have any traction on this? Please?
05-27-2016 04:48 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Mask moves when I breath in and out.
EPR decreases pressure on exhale. So, when you start a breath, pressure jumps up and the mask will move away on its flexible cushion.

Just an FYI, CPAP pressure is measure in centimeters of water; not PSI. You'd explode with pressure in the PSI range.

Also, I like the Quattro mask. I tweak the knob on the forehead brace to get a good seal at the bridge of the nose.
With my VPAP bilevel, my pressure is set to change by 5 cm-water to/from inhale/exhale. It seems to be more a matter of how fast the pressure switches as to whether it will bother me. With "easybreathe" enabled, I don't notice the pressure change from IPAP to EPAP.

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05-27-2016 06:24 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #3
RE: Mask moves when I breath in and out.
Yes, that can happen. Unless it is leaking, try to just get used to it. I know, sound so easy, right?

Wear the mask during the day while reading or watching tv. Have the machine on and just wear it to get used to it.

Eventually, either you'll stop noticing it or your breathing will settle down and it won't move any more.

But if it is leaking with that movement, then that's a different ball of wax. Or silicone, actually.

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05-27-2016 09:37 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: #4
RE: Mask moves when I breath in and out.
Hi Zigler,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
05-27-2016 10:10 PM
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SeriousJoker Offline

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Machine: Delvilbiss intellipap Standard Plus DV53D-HH
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: DeVilbiss Healthcare EasyFit® Nasal Mask
Humidifier: built In
CPAP Pressure: 10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: OSA, anxiety, Bruxism & early TMJ signs.

Sex: Male
Location: NY

Post: #5
RE: Mask moves when I breath in and out.
I'd just add that some people (such as myself) have oily skin, I have been washing my face every night before bed to avoid that. My pressure is much lower but it will still happen if my skin is greasy.

"I'm not asleep... but that doesn't mean I'm awake."
05-27-2016 10:12 PM
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Zigler Offline

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Machine: ResMed Elite S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quatro & Med. harness
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Heated Humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 18+
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Slim Line/Climate Line hose

Sex: Male
Location: Central Indiana

Post: #6
RE: Mask moves when I breath in and out.
Every time I come here I learn something new. As it turns out, EPR was the culprit. I turned it down from Fast to medium and that seems to have worked for the most part. There were no or few/random leaks with the mask, I'm well used to it by now, what with going into my 3rd year with the thing, I only recently began to play around with the settings. I have a full beard so it can take a bit to adjust it each nite.

Now onto more challenges; mask whistling and getting a proper (not so tight) fit.

Thanks all for the help/advice, like I said, I've visited these forums before and until , found then to be full of useful info I never had to ask for before. Wink
(This post was last modified: 05-28-2016 05:06 AM by Zigler.)
05-28-2016 05:00 AM
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