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#61
RE: New CPAP, new thread
I am not familiar with the mask but if you use mask fit function on your machine it will blow higher pressure and you can adjust the straps as necessary to minimize leaks.

This video shows how to fit vitera.

https://youtu.be/bceEvGuRl2o
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#62
RE: New CPAP, new thread
Thanks, geer1

Harv
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#63
RE: New CPAP, new thread
(03-03-2022, 05:18 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: Did you use the lower straps to control the leaking and leave the top straps loose?  Overtightening the top straps will guarantee mask leaks.  Also, you must allow the roll seal room to inflate, then adjust to stop the leaks.

Thanks, Red. Top straps are loose. Not sure about giving the roll seal enough room.

Between your tips and geer1’s, things should improve tonight.

Best,

Harv
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#64
RE: New CPAP, new thread
Still no joy

Tightened lower straps on the Vitera. Leaks seemed to be gone.
After a while, they started up again. Haven't touched upper straps.
Without posting the graphs, AHI was 19+, pressure range was 11 to
16, EPR 2.

Have reviewed the F&P video (thanks geer1) and the mask instructions.
Will try again later today. Need a restful nap.
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#65
RE: New CPAP, new thread
Give me a minute to get a coffee and I'll post my way of adjusting the Vitera.
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#66
RE: New CPAP, new thread

  1. Start by lying back on the bed with machine on
  2. Put mask on, bottom pair and top pair are very loose
  3. Pull bottom set to where it just adds slight tension and fasten Velcro, this will be just barely any tension
  4. Same for top set
  5. Next, loosen top of the head strap
  6. Pull mask straight up off your face, resettle lower so that top mask point is lower on nasal bridge, but not so low that lower seal edge goes too far down
  7. Lock top of head strap
  8. Gently shake mask up/down and left/right
  9. If there's leaks at the top add a bit of tension on the bottom and vice versa, go very small adjustments
  10. Try that and see how it goes, if there's leaks in the middle of the night pull mask up off face and reset it without releasing straps, seal can pop back into place then
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#67
RE: New CPAP, new thread
Thanks, Dave.

Plan is to set minimum session length so that nap will be recorded.

Best,

Harv
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#68
RE: New CPAP, new thread
You should post your results so we can see what the apnea look like.
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#69
RE: New CPAP, new thread
(03-04-2022, 12:22 PM)Geer1 Wrote: You should post your results so we can see what the apnea look like.

Okay. Machine info is wrong. Mask is full-face, F&P Vitera. Don't see where to fix that in OSCAR profile.
I thought OSCAR got that from somewhere.

   

Anyway, off to nap. Will use Dave's detailed Vitera instructions.
Wish me luck.

Harv
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RE: New CPAP, new thread
Midwestguy, you can update your profile information on the Apnea Board site by going to the user control panel (CP) here http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/usercp.php

Looks like you are right back to the old high level of AHI, clustered positional obstructive apnea, crazy leaks and poor sleep. Sorry to see this.
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