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Machine: Remstar Pro M Series
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: Part of unit
CPAP Pressure: 4.0 to 8.0
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #21
RE: Nasal pillows leaking when on side
(08-11-2012 09:19 PM)EyesWideOpen Wrote:  I too use the ResMed Swift FX, and it it much better than the Optilife 2 that I used before. If I have a leak at all a quick pull away from my nose and a re-seat, the leak is gone!. I never use the shirt clip as it doesn't move with your head, neck and body. It's too restrictive. My secret is to pass most of the hose under my armpit below my chest. There ends up being a pile of hose available to move with me when I roll over from side to side or on my back. No tugging. No fighting the hose. It works!

Routing the nasal pillow hose down and under works the best for me as well. It also has helped to keep my mouth closed as the hose is over top of it - I had little success with the chin strap.
08-12-2012 01:02 AM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #22
RE: Nasal pillows leaking when on side
(08-12-2012 12:11 AM)vsheline Wrote:  Perhaps I am a slow breather (I usually take less than 15 breaths per minute when trying to fall asleep) but at the sleep study it seemed as if I had hardly started to breath in, when suddenly the Respironics machine would decide the inhale period was over, and the pressure would drop to help me exhale, so it felt like I was fighting the machine to finish every inhallation.

As I understand it, it's the Bi-Flex feature that causes this problem. The slower you inhale, the worse it gets. Set Bi-Flex to zero and the problem goes away. Check the clinician's manual for an explanation. As I recall, once you turn the Bi-Flex off you can adjust the delay time between exhale and inhale, too.

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08-12-2012 11:43 AM
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