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dc-ohio Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #11
Night 2 update
Tried to adjust the mask a bit last night for a better fit, and my numbers seemed to improve. AHI down to .57 (3 events) and a 95% leak of 24.0.

I seemed to tolerate the mask better last night, I think I had the humidifier set too hot the first night, it was way better a little cooler.

Thanks for the feedback and advice.
06-07-2013 04:54 AM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #12
RE: Night 1...
Glad we could help!

Remember, no two nights are the same so it may take a while for it all to settle. I look forward to reading what your data is in a few weeks! Your AHI so far is great!

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06-07-2013 03:08 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Posts: 465
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #13
RE: Night 2 update
(06-07-2013 04:54 AM)dc-ohio Wrote:  Tried to adjust the mask a bit last night for a better fit, and my numbers seemed to improve.

Congratulations! Keep it up.

One thing to bear in mind is to not over-tighten the mask. From personal experience, I can tell you that if the mask is too tight, it can trigger claustrophobia / suffocation panic, even though it might feel OK when you are awake. Sadly, my subconscious had other ideas, and I ended up getting no sleep whatsoever that night.

Also keep in mind that you don't need a perfect leak-free seal. Minor leaks will be compensated by the machine. Remember it's the pressure and not the flow rate that is the treatment. The limits to leak rates are mainly to allow the device to statistically determine your inhale and exhale. The larger the leak, the more your breathing falls into the sensor noise.

The exception to the above is leaks blowing into the eyes. Try to eliminate those whenever possible to prevent drying your eyes during the night.
06-12-2013 05:06 PM
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