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New here, leaks, snoring with CPAP on
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ravenbrk Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Fisher & Paykel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Missouri, USA

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Ohmy New here, leaks, snoring with CPAP on
Hi folks. I just found/joined the forum. I've had CPAP since 2012. That entire time I have used a Fisher & Paykel ICON Premo. I just had a checkup at the sleep center within the past month, and they left all settings the same. My wife has started complaining again that I am snoring at night even with my CPAP mask on. My pressure setting started out at 6, and then after 7 months was increased to 7. It stayed there for 7 months and then was increased to 8. After 8 months at 8, it was increased to 9 and has been there for about 20 months. Somewhere in those 20 weeks, though, the doctor turned off SenseAwake but otherwise the only changes I've had is trying different masks.

I have problems with leaks. No matter what mask I have tried, I have had problems with it blowing air in my eyes. When wearing a full face mask (most of the time), I also have trouble with it leaking around the bottom of the mask.

My SleepyHead overview statistics are attached.


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06-18-2016 12:18 PM
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cate1898 Offline

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Posts: 784
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #2
RE: New here, leaks, snoring with CPAP on
For what it's worth, according to my sleep doc, snoring is treated by raising the pressure gradually until you don't snore. I am sure there is more to it, and other things to consider. You might want to make an appt to see your sleep doc again.

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06-18-2016 06:01 PM
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chill Online

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Posts: 860
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #3
RE: New here, leaks, snoring with CPAP on
Welcome! Overall, your numbers look really good. I agree that an increase in pressure is worth trying, if only to keep your wife happy. Big Grin

If you can figure out which mask you are using, someone might have some better suggestions on dealing with the leaks.
06-18-2016 06:08 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

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.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: New here, leaks, snoring with CPAP on
Hi ravenbrk,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions, much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
It's great that you have joined us here.

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06-18-2016 09:03 PM
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ravenbrk Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Fisher & Paykel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: New here, leaks, snoring with CPAP on
I usually use a ResMed Mirage Quattro but be both get tired of the air coming out of the "blow hole" on the forehead and so I switch back to my ResMed Quattro Air. Both have the problem of blowing air into my eyes. The Quattro Air is better about the chin leaks and avoids me pointing a perpetual spout of air towards my wife when I roll over on my side.
06-21-2016 08:08 PM
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