(01-05-2016, 02:03 PM)Greyvaris Wrote: . . .
I have an Airsense 10 Auto machine.
I notice that i wake up in the middle of the night with what seems to be a crazy amount of air gushing at my face.
Is this normal? Has it gone into some high pressure mode that is waking me up?
At really high pressue, the mask leaks.
. . .
Waking up in a wind tunnel is kind of what seems to be waking me up.
Welcome to the forum. This is a great place to get answers.
A few suggestions:
1) AFAIK, your machine should be a fully data-capable machine, meaning that it records detailed information to an SD memory card that you can read with appropriate software, and see graphs showing details of what is occurring while you sleep. First, discover the actual model of your machine, and edit your profile with this information, as this is where people will look first, to help answer your questions. Here is a link to help identify your machine:
2) Your CPAP prescription should have specified a pressure range in order for you to be provided an Auto type machine. What is your prescribed pressure range? Again, it is useful to put this in your profile. Secondarily, if you don't have a copy of your CPAP prescription, get one. It is useful to have in both paper and digital forms. If you had a Sleep study, get a copy of that as well. These are your records and you are entitled to them.
3) Download the Sleepyhead software and start using it. Then you will be able to post relevant graphs for folks here to see and you will get MUCH better responses to your questions, and possibly useful suggestions. Sleepyhead operates in Windows, MAC and Linux, so it is likely you will be able to use it. You may need to acquire an SD card reader; USB-type readers are readily available and cheap.
Links to this software are at the top of every forum page.
4) I'm quessing that your wakeups are more likely to be caused by apnea events, which are causing the machine to escalate pressure (as it is designed to do). Then as you become conscious, the first thing you notice is the leakage. As a FFM user myself, I have found that mask liners are helpful with leaks. Even if there is a small leak, the liner usually helps diffuse the airflow enough to keep it from rousing you. I am using the RemZzz mask liners. These are a bit expensive if you do the use-once-then-toss method, but I have found no problem in washing and re-using them multiple times, so the cost is negligible.
Good luck on your CPAP journey!