Began CPAP on April 8 2016 and quickly realized was mouth breather. Always waking up with very dry mouth. Tried numerous ffm but finally went back to my original F&P 405 nasal mask. Good AHI around 1 but in the presence of 20% large leaks most nights. Finally arrived at F&P Simplus.
First night used head strap as set by DME. First session 3h 15m with lot of leakage into right eye. Found pushing the mask down would minimize the eye leaks. Many periods of LL and very sore bridge of nose.
Second session adjusted the forehead straps to allow the pillow to fill with air around bridge of nose. Also loosened the side straps so pillow not compressed to face. This resulted in virtually no leakage but had about 4 OA two lasting 33 sec while I normally have 0 OA during the night.
My pressure range is 7 to 14 with average of 9.5 but on second session hit the 14 mark with average 10.5. Would like to hear other experiences with the Simplus
I am not familiar with that mask, but assuming you have no leaks, then the issue is not the mask. I would let things settle down for a week or so with little to no leaks - focus on the leaks. Then I would slowly start adjusting - adjusting low end up a little first, maybe to 9 and then 11 or so. But slowly allowing a week between each adjustment.
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
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With no leaks, both from your mouth and the mask, then you are getting the true AHI. Like Frank said, just concentrate on the mask for now, making it work.
I use the Simplus (I switch between it and the Nuance). I use Remzz liners to help with leaks. The Simplus fits better when it rides low on the face.
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Breathe deeply and count to zen.
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